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ASTM F3257-17

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


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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 01.08
Developed by Subcommittee: F25.01
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/F3257-17
ICS Code: 47.020.80; 75.180.10