ASTM F3257 - 17

    Standard Guide for Design, Construction, and Operation of Vessels Providing Accommodation Service to Offshore Installations

    Active Standard ASTM F3257 | Developed by Subcommittee: F25.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.08


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    1. Scope

    1.1 Objectives—Guidelines are provided for the design, construction, and operation of an Accommodation Service Vessel (ASV) intended to provide accommodation services to an offshore installation. The goal of these guidelines is to focus attention on the safety aspects of design. These guidelines are recommended for each vessel providing accommodation service to an offshore installation for more than 36 persons.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    API Standards

    API RP 75

    International Labor Organization

    ILO Practice for Accident Prevention on Board Ship at Sea and in Port (2nd edition, 10 October 1996)

    ASTM Standards

    F1337 Practice for Human Systems Integration Program Requirements for Ships and Marine Systems, Equipment, and Facilities


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 47.020.80 (Accommodation spaces); 75.180.10 (Exploratory, drilling and extraction equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3257-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3257-17, Standard Guide for Design, Construction, and Operation of Vessels Providing Accommodation Service to Offshore Installations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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