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ClassNK RELEASES AMENDMENTS TO CLASS RULES

Thursday, December 27, 2018 

ClassNK has announced that it has recently released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships .

The classification society says that it is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development projects, feedback from damage investigations, requests from industry as well as changes made to relevant international conventions, IACS unified requirements (UR), national regulations, etc.

The following amendments have been made to the Class Rules:

 

  • Clarification of strength requirements for hatch covers of cargo holds also used as ballast holds, the adoption of Approval of Use to verify the conformance of computer based systems, and the application of the industry standard testing for FRP grating and clarification of testing procedure for approval of its manufacturing process (in response to industry requests, etc.)
  • The incorporation of MARPOL Annex VI amendment to designate nitrogen oxide emission control areas as well as 2017 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules (in response to changes in international or reginal regulations, etc.)
  • Addition of requirements for classification survey using remote inspection techniques and requirements for approval of firms engaged in survey using remote inspection techniques (in response to changes in IACS Unified Requirements, etc.)

 

The full texts are available on the ClassNK website to registered users.

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