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Re: Seaworthiness - Lloyd register rating?

No one can determine if a vessel is "seaworthy" other than for a specific voyage at a specific point in time .......................

NAVIGATION ACT 1912 - SECT 207
Definition of seaworthy
(1) Subject to subsection (2), a ship is to be treated as seaworthy under this Act if, and only if:

(a) it is in a fit state as to the condition of hull and equipment, boilers and machinery, the stowage of ballast or cargo, the number and qualifications of crew including officers, and in every other respect, to:

(i) encounter the ordinary perils of the voyage then entered upon; and

(ii) not pose a threat to the environment; and

(b) it is not overloaded.


the ship is, for the purposes of this Act, to be treated as meeting the condition in subparagraph (1)(a)(i) in relation to that voyage so far as that condition relates to the condition of the ship and its equipment unless the condition of the ship or of its equipment does not correspond substantially with the particulars of that certificate or of any of those certificates.
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