The need to check the seaworthiness and safety of ships, as well as the continuous advancements in technology, necessitated the creation of specialist organisations known as Registers of Shipping. These promoted the consistent application of specifications and regulations concearning shipbuilding and maintenance, essential for safety at sea. Nowdays the Registers of Shipping are independent, non-governmental technical organisations of classification of ships. The certificates they issue for a vessel are essential for chartering, insuring and selling it.
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