ASTM F3257-17R22 - Standard Guide for Design, Construction, and Operation of Vessels Providing Accommodation Service to Offshore Installations
Standard Guide for Design, Construction, and Operation of Vessels Providing Accommodation Service to Offshore Installations
|accommodation service; offshore installations; vessels;
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 Relationship with Regulatory and Classification Standards—This guide covers information for designing, constructing and operating ASVs and includes considerations not generally addressed in classification or statutory requirements intended for traditional cargo or passenger ships. While portions of this guide may refer to standards, it is not intended to supersede any classification or statutory requirements.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 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.