Which codes and standards are applied?
In order to guarantee a safe process of a barge transport, Hanse Survey works according to internationally recognised and practice-proven specifications and guidelines:
We use the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (IMO CSS Code Annex 13) from the International Maritime Organization as the first basis for assessing the securing of project cargo and heavy lift for pontoon transports. In addition, we use the standard “Marine Operations and Marine Warranty” (DNV-ST-N001) published by the classification society DNV, which has been setting the standards for marine towage for over 50 years. This standard contains industry best practices, numerous calculation methods, risk assessments and guidelines for technical documentation for barge surveys.
The Hanse Survey experts complement these codes and standards with their extensive experience in the field of barge transports and sea towage.