ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules

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Noboru Ueda

Noboru Ueda

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules

Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced today that it had released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships.

ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to protect the marine environment. The Rules and Guidance are amended regularly in order to reflect the latest research results from damage investigations as well as changes made to relevant international conventions, IACS Unified Requirements, national regulations, and requests from the maritime industry. The amendments, dated 30 June 2014, include the following:


Amendment:                                                                                                   Source:

Requirements related to “Black-out Tests in Special Surveys”   Requests from industry

Requirements related to “Hull Surveys (Review                              Damage Investigation feedback obtained  definition of General Dry Cargo Ships, etc)”                                        during surveys

Requirements related to “Plans and Procedures for Recovery  Changes made to relevant international       for Recovery of persons from Water”                                                     conventions

Requirements related to “Strength Requirements  for                   Changes made to relevant IACS Unified Ventiltors and Air Pipes Fitted on Expoposed Fore Decks           Requirements

The printed version of the rules and guidance is now available for purchase online, and the PDF version of the rules and guidance are available free of charge via ClassNK’s website for those who have registered for the ClassNK.

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