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The present standard prepared and officially published by DNV GL class society, one of the leaders in the field of marine and offshore classification, covers the tasks of inspecting the hull of the vessel, both internally and externally. It requires the inspection of the external hull and ship's deck. In all cases the associated survey must be performed whilst the vessel is in-service and in dock. This official DNV GL standard is therefore intended to provide a core set of competences for inspection. It excludes any effects of specific coatings from named manufacturers or specifics for specialized vessels. It will assist the owners of the vessels in their responsibility towards the integrity of their vessels by means of obtaining timely and structured info on the hull condition. However, it shall be noted that the present document doesn't cover all competencies that might be required to be qualified for the survey of vessels. The authors team of the standard focused on the competences required to inspect and report the condition of the hull. Any safety requirements that are required to properly conduct the inspections therefore lie outside the scope of the standard. Below you may find the relevant quotes from the ISM Code and STCW 78, as amended...