Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2012 edition of the 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. This year’s edition of the rules and guidance contains a number of amendments made in 2011, reflecting its latest research results, damage investigations and analysis of actual cases, amendments to statutory rules and regulations, and requests from the maritime industry. These amendments include the following:
|New requirements for container ships||
Result of R&D
|New rules for methods to fix attachments to the corners of cargo hatches||
Result of damage investigations and analysis
|New requirements for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS)||
Amendments to statutory rules
|New requirements for work-ships||
Request from industry
Both printed and CD-ROM versions of the 2012 edition of the rules and guidance are available for purchase online, and a PDF version is available free of charge on the ClassNK website (http://www.classnk.or.jp) for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My page” service. In order to register for the “My page” service, go to the ClassNK website and click on the “My page Login” button.