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These Guidelines were prepared by CCS professionals with the intention to provide the industry with the necessary technical guidance concerning implementation of the requirements applicable to the vessels undergoing major repairs or alterations to their hulls or outfitting, as well as the ones under modifications. The document shall apply to all CCS-classed ships and to the ships proposed for classification with this Society and engaged in international voyages. In case of the vessels undergoing major conversions prior to the date when these Guidelines enter into force, the provisions contained in this document shall be complied with as far as practicable. Here is the brief contents of these official CCS Guidelines: General; Construction - subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations; Construction - fire protection, detection and extinction; Lifesaving appliances and arrangements; Pollution prevention; Hull structure and outfit; Machinery and electrical installations and systems; Control of hull conversion project; Appendix - Provisions of the applicable standards for conversion of oil tankers to ore carriers, bulk carriers and double hull oil tankers.