Section which includes all longitudinal members such as plating, longitudinals and girders at the deck, side, bottom, inner bottom and hopper side plating,longitudinal bulkhead and bottom plating in top wing tanks, as applicable. For transversely framed vessels, a transverse section includes adjacent frames and their end connections in way of transverse sections.
Guidance note: Adjacent frames include the frames located just forward and aft of the transverse section.
Source: Rules for Classification – Offshore units, DNVGL-OU-0101, Offshore drilling and support units, DNV GL, July 2015. Global Standards