Classed Vessel Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 8.100 (Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I - Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security; Subchapter A - Procedures Applicable To The Public; Part 8 - Vessel Inspection Alternatives; Subpart A – General), Classed means that “a vessel meets the classification society requirements that embody the technical rules, regulations, standards, guidelines and associated surveys and inspections covering the design, construction and through-life compliance of a ship's structure and essential engineering and electrical systems.”