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In lieu of dry dock Underwater Inspection

In lieu of dry dock Underwater Inspection

All requests for Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking Survey. Underwater inspection is to be carried out by a qualified diver under the surveillance of the attending Surveyor. The diver is to be employed by a firm approved by the Bureau as a service supplier. The Surveyor is to be satisfied with the method of pictorial representation, and good two-way communication between the Surveyor and divers is to be provided. If the Underwater Inspection reveals damage or deterioration that requires further attention, the Surveyor may require that the vessel drydocked in order to undertake a detailed survey and necessary repairs. The extent of the underwater inspection is to be sufficient to include all items which would normally be examined if the vessel was on drydock,  the procedures under which a properly conducted underwater inspection may be credited as an alternative of Drydocking Survey