Turk Loydu Foundation
Türk Loydu was first founded in 1962 and became a nonprofit organization in 1966. With the amendments to its articles of incorporation and bylaws done in 1986, the foundation reached its current form.
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Classification Procedure
  • For classification of a new ship, a Classification Request Form shall be completed and submitted to TÜRK LOYDU. The form should be completed entirely, and in case of a hesitation, the applicant should apply to TÜRK LOYDU. TÜRK LOYDU Classification and Survey Rules and particularly the section titled Class notations should be checked in an effort to avoid any problems in the future.

  • The classification offer issued by TÜRK LOYDU considering the type, tonnage, sizes and specifications of the ship to be constructed shall be transmitted by TÜRK LOYDU to the applicant in writing.

  • When the offer is acceptable and confirmed in writing, classification contract is issued, and after its execution, classification works commence.

  • Before starting the construction of the vessels to be constructed under control of TÜRK LOYDU, necessary drawings and documentations should be submitted to TÜRK LOYDU for approval purposes. All liabilities in case of problems or incompatibilities due to submission of drawings and documentation after start of construction shall be for the account of the applicant. First, the drawings and calculations as to general and steel hull structure, then the drawings and calculations for machinery, electrical system and automation system, if any, shall be submitted to TÜRK LOYDU for approval purposes. In case of the special ship types, TÜRK LOYDU will further be provided with the other drawings and calculations showing specifications of the vessels, as well as documentation on statutory certificates, if requested. If the requested drawings, calculations and documentation are not fully submitted, TÜRK LOYDU will not be in a position to issue a certificate.

  • The drawings and documentation to be submitted for approval purposes should have been issued in accordance with the rules of TÜRK LOYDU, relevant international rules and general engineering principles, and submitted to TÜRK LOYDU for controlling purposes sufficiently before the commence of construction. The drawings and calculations should include necessary information in order to check their compliance with TÜRK LOYDU construction rules, while the classification mark of the vessels should be clearly and completely stated. TÜRK LOYDU reserves the right to request further information and details.

  • The drawings, calculations or other documentation submitted to TÜRK LOYDU will be checked out as to their compliance with regulations. After approval and necessary corrections, a copy will be returned to the designer / shipyard /ship- owner.

  • Any request for alteration in the approved drawings and calculations should be sent to TÜRK LOYDU for its opinion and approval before actually commencing the project.

  • The materials, machinery and equipment to be constructed and certified according to TÜRK LOYDU classification should hold a TÜRK LOYDU certificate. From that point of view, manufacturing controls and tests for any materials, machinery and equipment -including controls and approval of the drawings where necessary- will be carried out and certified as to their compliance for use in the vessel. For certification of materials, machinery and equipment, the only application address is TÜRK LOYDU and in the specification, bid request letter or similar documentation, the clause "holding a TÜRK LOYDU Certificate" should be particularly mentioned and the contact between providers and TÜRK LOYDU should be established. The place of material or equipment manufacturing will not cause any problem or delay due to TÜRK LOYDU’s local or international organization or its cooperation with other classification companies.

  • The welding procedures of the welding work that will take place on the vessels to be constructed or altered under control of TÜRK LOYDU should be approved by TÜRK LOYDU, and the welders in the shipyard and/or subcontractors should hold certificates under the rules of TÜRK LOYDU.

  • The ship under construction, starting with the very first steps of its construction and installation, shall be controlled and inspected respectively with regard to block construction, block installation, installation on the keel or on the dock, preliminary installation and after launching into the sea. Necessary tests and trials will be carried out and its construction in accordance with the drawings and regulations of TÜRK LOYDU will be provided.

  • TÜRK LOYDU will carry out a further evaluation as to Shipyard's or other subcontractor's compliance with the construction facilities and procedures as well as the requirements of the construction rules. Acceptance of a tested procedure generally depends on the approval of the evaluation.

  • For facilitating the performance of TÜRK LOYDU surveyors, their access to the workshops / manufacturing sites of the vessels, where the parts subject to certification are constructed should be provided. For a successful completion of the tests required, the shipyard or contractor should provide the surveyor with necessary assistant personnel and equipment.

  • The vessel, machinery and electrical and special equipment should be constructed in complince with the approved drawings

  • All inspections and tests which are obligatory according to the construction rules should be completed

  • The workmanship should be in accordance with the valid engineering standards and/or TÜRK LOYDU rules and requirements.

  • After completion of the ship construction, either port or sea trials shall be attended by TÜRK LOYDU surveyors or compliant operation of the engines and systems shall be controlled.

  • After satisfactory sea trials, TURK LOYDU Classification Certificate will be issued.

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Yacht Classification Services
  • For the classification of a yacht, New Construction Yacht Classification Request Form is completed and submitted to TÜRK LOYDU, in case there is a requirement for explanation, an application should be filed to TÜRK LOYDU.

  • The type, size, propulsion power and specifications of the yacht to be constructed shall be taken into consideration and the classification offer is transmitted to the applicant in writing.

  • When the proposal has been considered satisfactory, and confirmed thereafter, a classification contract will be issued, and classification work begins after its execution.

  • Before starting construction of yachts under classification control of TÜRK LOYDU, required documentation must be provided to TÜRK LOYDU. In the event of problems or incompatibilities due to failure to provide documentation or pictures before construction begins, all responsibility will be for the account of the Applicant. First, the general and structural drawings and calculations related to the hull, later, machinery, electrical and installation drawings and calculations will be provided to TÜRK LOYDU for approval. In case of special yacht types, if other other drawings or calculations based on the specifications of the yacht are required, relevant documentation should be provided to TÜRK LOYDU further. Drawings and documentation should be submitted in at least 4 copies,along with a written list. If the required drawings, calculations or documentation are not fully provided, no certificate will be issued by TÜRK LOYDU.

  • The drawings and documentation to be provided for approval should have been issued in accordance with TÜRK LOYDU Yacht Regulations, relevant international rules and general engineering principles, and submitted to TÜRK LOYDU timely, before construction begins. Such drawings and calculations must contain necessary information so that their compliance with TÜRK LOYDU construction rules is checked out. TÜRK LOYDU has the right to request further information and details.

  • The drawings, calculations and documentation submitted to TÜRK LOYDU are controlled with regard to their compliance with rules, 2 copies will be filed in TÜRK LOYDU, while the other copies will be returned to designed / shipyard /ship- owner.

  • Any request for an alteration in the approved drawings and calculations should be sent to TÜRK LOYDU for opinion and approval before actually starting the construction.

  • The materials, machinery and equipment to be employed in a yacht to be constructed under TÜRK LOYDU classification should have a TÜRK LOYDU Certificate. From that point of view, the materials, machinery and equipment to be employed -including the controls and approvals for the ones that are necessary- shall be carried out and their compliance for employment in a yacht is certified. The only authority to certify materials, machinery and equipment is TÜRK LOYDU, and the specifications, bid request letters or similar documentation should specifically mention "TÜRK LOYDU Certificate holding" clause and the contact between providers and TÜRK LOYDU should be provided. There will be no problem or delay due to organization of TÜRK LOYDU in or outside of Turkey or its cooperation agreements with other classification companies as to material, machinery and equipment manufacturing and test site or certification works.

  • The methods for the welding works on a steel or aluminum yacht to be constructed under classification of TÜRK LOYDU should be acceptable to TÜRK LOYDU and the welders in the shipyard and/or subcontractors in the Shipyard to construct the vessel, should hold certificates under TÜRK LOYDU regulations.

  • The yacht under construction will be controlled and inspected starting from the very first steps of its construction and equipment, respectively, in block construction, block installation, installation on keel or dock, preliminary installation, installation on keel or dock and launching and its construction according to the drawings approved by TÜRK LOYDU as well as TÜRK LOYDU regulations will be provided.

  • TÜRK LOYDU will further evaluate the Shipyard and shipbuilding facilities of other shipbuilding companies as well as their methods of construction, if they ¬satisfy the requirements. Acceptance of the tested construction is based on the general premise that such evaluation has been approved.

  • For the purpose of facilitating the performance of TÜRK LOYDU surveyors, their access to workshops / facilities where yacht or the parts subject to certification are constructed, installed or tested. In order to complete the required tests successfully, the shipyard or contractor should provide the surveyor with necessary assistant personnel and equipment.

  • The hull, machinery and electrical equipment as well as special equipment must be constructed in accordance with approved drawings.

  • All inspections and tests that are obligatory according to the rules of construction should be successfully completed.

  • Workmanship should comply with applicable engineering standards and/or TÜRK LOYDU rules and requirements.

  • After completion of a yacht's construction, either port or sea trials should be accompanied by TÜRK LOYDU surveyors or acceptable operation of engines and systems will be tested.

  • After satisfactory sea trials , TÜRK LOYDU Classification Certificate will be issued.


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