Survey

 

PLEASURE YACHTS

 

Pleasure Yachts under 24m must arrange for a Tonnage Measurement Survey

 

Pleasure Yachts over 24m require an International Tonnage Survey to be arranged with one of the approved classification societies listed below for the purpose of registration:

 

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

 

Vessels under 24m in overall length can also authorize any of the below listed appointed 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).

 

 

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, DNV AS, LR, RINA and ClassNK

 

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, DNV AS, LR, RINA and ClassNK

 

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.