The Local Vessels Safety Section, headed by the Senior Surveyor/Local Vessels Safety(Tel (852) 2852 4430), deals with survey of all commercial vessels licensed in Hong Kong for operation within Hong Kong waters and River Trade Limits.
These vessels include:
- Class I vessels are those passenger vessels carrying over 12 passengers or floating restaurant, etc;
- Class II vessels are those vessels either permitted to carry not more than 12 passengers or various types of cargo or work boats , etc ;
- Class III vessels are those fishing vessels , fish carrier, fishing sampan or outboard open sampan ;
- Class IV vessels are those vessels possessed or used exclusively for pleasure purpose, etc .