A common term for ships, craft, offshore units and offshore installations.
Source: Offshore Gangways, DNVGL-ST-0358, DNV GL, September 2017. Global Standards
In the context of these rules mean a mobile offshore unit (MOU).
Source: Rules for Classification – Offshore units, DNVGL-OU-0101, Offshore drilling and support units, DNV GL, July 2015. Global Standards
Container or structural envelope in which materials are processed, treated, or stored [e.g. pressure vessels, reactor vessels, and storage vessels (tanks)].
Source: API STD 521, Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems, Sixth Edition, January 2014. Global Standards
Every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water. The term does not include a structure that is or is designed to be, permanently affixed to one location, or a drilling or workover vessel that is stationary or fixed for the performance of its primary function.
Source: Oil and Gas Division, Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 3, February 2013. Regulations
Vessel means every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.
Source: Outer Continental Shelf Activities, 33 CFR 140-147 (2013). Regulations
“Vessel” includes a hovercraft and any floating structure which is capable of being navigated.
Source: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001, UK S.I. 2013/214, 2013. Regulations
Like the Petroleum Act, the Working Environment Act will apply to facilities in the petroleum activities. The term facility is the same as is used in the Petroleum Act, cf. the definition in Section 1-6, litera d of the Petroleum Act. The Working Environment Act has a different, narrower application for vessels than the Petroleum Act, but in the determination of what constitutes a facility and what constitutes a vessel, the same criteria as follow from the petroleum legislation form the basis. Reference is here made to the delimitation in the Petroleum Act in connection with Section 1-4 cf. Section 1-6 litera c, which further limits what vessels can be considered supply and standby vessels, cf. Odelsting Proposition No. 43 (1995-1996), pages 27 and 28. The term includes, in addition to vessels that transport personnel and equipment, crane barges and other service vessels, vessels used to carry out manned underwater operations, pipe-laying vessels, vessels that carry out seismic surveys, etc. On the other hand, e.g. mobile drilling facilities, drilling or production vessels, flotels, etc. will clearly be covered by the term facility. As follows from the second subsection, however, certain restrictions have been set in the actual scope in relation to the Petroleum Act, which entails that the Working Environment Act will have a somewhat more limited application as regards the vessel function.
Source: Guidelines Regarding the Framework Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance
Vessel means a vessel used in navigation, other than air navigation, and includes a barge, lighter or other floating vessel.
Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, Australia, amended 2012. Legislation
“Vessel” includes a hovercraft and any floating structure which is capable of being staffed.
Source: The Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (Management and Administration) Regulations 1995, UK S.I. 1995/738, 1995. Regulations
Source: The Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005, UK S.I. 2005/3117, 2005. Regulations
The word “vessel” includes every description of water craft, including non-displacement craft, WIG craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
Source: IMO Resolution A.910(22), Amendments to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, 22 January 2002, International Maritime Organization. Legislation
“Vessel” includes an aircraft, a hovercraft and any floating structure other than an offshore installation.
Source: The Offshore Installations (Inspectors and Casualties) Regulations 1973, UK S.I. 1973/1842, 1973. Regulations