Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Malmö, Sweden


Saudi Arabia

First Advisor

Mathieu, Charles E.


Any Maritime Safety Administration in any country needs a strong- technical department to fulfill its national and international obligations. The recent rapid scientific and technological advances in ship operation, design and variety of marine activities demand that developing a corps of surveyors and inspectors of ships will make the Administration more effective in the face of new challenges by these developments and their associated hazards. The principal goals of this paper are to assess the present situation of Maritime Administration relating to surveys and inspections of ships and also to identify the needs of the Administration especially in the training of technical persons as surveyors. Finally proposals and recommendations are made.