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Electrical Standards on Ships

Electrical systems onboard ships are prone to many more hazards and exposures than similar systems in a standard fixed onshore installation. Because they face variations in temperature, excessive vibration, constant motion, extreme humidity or corrosion, electrical systems on ships will suffer quick demise without near-constant attention.

This bulletin offers best practice recommendations for ship owners, managers and superintendents when modifying, repairing or re-fitting electrical systems on ships in order to ensure safe operations and reduce the possibility of loss.