Survey

 

PLEASURE YACHTS

Pleasure Yachts (Under 24m):

 

Pleasure Yachts under 24m are subject to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs) and MARPOL Conventions.

 

There are no survey requirements in relation to the both COLREGs and MARPOL, however, owners are responsible for compliance with both COLREGs and MARPOL.

 

Pleasure Yachts under 24m must also arrange for a Tonnage Measurement Survey to be undertaken for registration purposes. The Tonnage Measurement Survey should be arranged with one of the accepted certifying authorities or classification societies:

 

1. Accepted certifying authorities:

MECAL Ltd; International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS); Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyor (SCMS); and Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YBSA).

 

2. Accepted classification societies:

ABS, BV, ClassNK, DNV AS, LR and RINA

 

Pleasure Yachts of 24m and above:

 

Yachts under 400 GT require:

  • An Engine International Air Pollution Prevention certificate (EIAPP) (with NOx Technical Files) if any of the engines installed have a power output of more than 130 kW;

  • If certified to carry more than 15 persons, including guests, staff, and crew, then it must hold onboard an International Sewage Pollution Prevention certificate (ISPP);

  • International Convention of the control of anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001, Declaration and appropriate documentation such a paint receipt or contractor’s invoice.

  • The survey/certification functions in relation to the EIAPP and ISPP are delegated to the Recognised Organisations accepted by the GMA.

 

Yachts of 400 GT or over require:

Certificate of Survey (Required for Registration purposes).

  • International Oil Pollution Prevention certificate (IOPP)

  • International Sewage Pollution Prevention certificate (ISPP);

  • International Air Pollution Prevention certificate (IAPP);

  • Engine International Air Pollution Prevention certificate (EIAPP) (with NOx Technical Files)

  • International Convention of the control of anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001, Anti-Fouling Systems Certificate

  • International Tonnage Certificate (Required for Registration purposes)

 

The survey/certification functions in relation to the above Certificates are delegated to the Recognised Organisations accepted by the GMA. The ROs accepted by the GMA are as follows:

 

ABS, BV, ClassNK, DNV AS, LR and RINA

 

COMMERCIAL YACHTS

 

Yachts of over 24m in load line length (carrying less than 12 passengers):

 

Statutory survey and certification requirements for Gibraltar registered commercial yachts are based on International Conventions. Yachts must also comply with the Large Yacht Code LY3.

 

Yachts of 24m in Load Line length and above, must be classed with one of Classification Societies accepted by Gibraltar. These are:

 

ABS, BV, ClassNK, DNV AS, LR and RINA

 

Gibraltar has also designated the above Classification Societies as Recognised Organisations.

 

The Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) delegates all of the statutory surveys to the approved classification societies with the exception of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code, Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and Passenger Yacht Code surveys.

 

Ship visits for audits and inspections are harmonised where possible.

 

Table 1 sets out what the GMA and Classification societies are responsible for when surveying large yachts.

 

Passenger Yachts (carrying more than 12 passengers)

 

Statutory survey and certification requirements for Gibraltar registered passenger yachts are based on International Conventions. Yachts must also comply with the Passenger Yacht Code.

 

Yachts must also be classed with one of Classification Societies accepted by Gibraltar. These are:

 

ABS, BV, ClassNK, DNV AS, LR and RINA

 

Gibraltar has also designated the above Classification Societies as Recognised Organisations.

 

The Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) delegates all of the statutory surveys to the approved classification societies with the exception of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code, Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), Passenger Certificate and Passenger Yacht Code surveys.

 

Ship visits for audits and inspections are harmonised where possible.

 

Table 2 sets out what the GMA and Classification societies are responsible for when surveying large yachts.

 

Commercial Yachts of less than 24m

 

Survey and certification requirements for commercial yachts of under 24m are based on the requirements of the UK safety codes of practice for small (up to 24m) vessels.

 

Small commercial yachts must certified by one of Certifying Authorities accepted by Gibraltar.

 

These are:

 

ABS; BV; Class NK; DNV AS; LR; MECAL Ltd; International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS); RINA; Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyor (SCMS); and Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YBSA).

 

The Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) generally delegates all of the statutory surveys to the approved Certifying authorities.