Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC)- Explained

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HSSC or Harmonized System of Survey and Certification is a process for harmonizing survey procedures and survey dates for all major ship certificates, instead of having different survey procedures and dates for certificates under different Conventions. The global and uniform implementation of HSSC is covered under IMO Resolution A.883(21), which was adopted on Nov 25, 1999. Though it is a mandatory system it is implemented on individual ships on different dates. It may be implemented by the FSA (Formal Safety Assessment) on or after Feb 4, 2000.