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IMPORTANT: The HIDR is In-House Training.


During 4 days these training courses will provide participants with a detailed description of the main aspects to be considered during the inspection of ships as well as the best techniques to hull inspections, prevention, detention and repairs of defects & damages as well as other important topics in relation to the RO Code & General Training for Surveyors (GTCS).


  • Classification Societies (Origen, objectives & class symbols)
  • Classification requirements (New building & existing ships)
  • Types of Surveys (Annual, intermediate, docking, rudders and special surveys)
  • A.C.S procedurals
  • Maintenance of Class (Periodical inspections, intervals, Survey status, Condition of class, Memoranda)
  • Definitions of Surveys (Overall & Close-up surveys. Substantial corrosion)
  • Critical areas (coating condition)
  • Videos “Ships of Shame”
  • Enhanced Special Survey (Preparation for ESP, Executive Hull Summary Report, Survey Planning Questionnaire & Survey Programme for Oil Tanker & Bulk Carriers)
  • Thickness measurement (critical areas, renewal of plates & stiffeners, general considerations)
  • Materials classes
  • Damages (fatigue, stress corrosion, humidity, ship´s age, stress concentration points, repair methods, practical cases, damages in bulk carriers & oil tankers)
  • Structural concepts (simple supported beams, fixed beams, bending moments and gear forces practical application for surveys).
  • Port State Control Inspections & Detentions
  • Other important matters
  • Assessment & Feedback (group discussion)

Reading Material

All the reading material will be supplied on the first day of this course.

Contact Information

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Refer to: HIDR Course (Flyer)