ABS load line certificates and offshore supply vessels?

I see a lot of OSV for sale with expired load line certs and I am wondering does it make the vessel completely useless for commercial use. Could you still use the vessel privately and sail around the coast of the united states? Is it super expensive or hard to get a load line certs back ?

Think of a loadline renewal survey for a vessel with expired certs to be similar to a class special survey of hull.

Hull exams
Tank exams
Load line arrangements such as guardrails and closures

That’s how We used to do them …


Yup. And if it is a “Load Line Only” vessel, the renewal would not include any machinery items.

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