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ClassNK Releases 2013 Edition of Class Rules

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Class NKKRules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2013 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 2012, reflecting its latest research outcomes, damage investigation and analysis of actual cases, amendments to statutory rules and regulations, and requests from the maritime industry. These amendments include the following: Amendment:  Source: 
New requirements for Specially Constructed Cargo Ships for the Carriage of Nickel Ore  Results of Research and Development 
New requirements for Structural Strength at Bow Parts for Blunt Ships  Damage investigation feedback obtained during surveys 
New requirements for the Energy Efficiency, etc. of Ships  Changes made to relevant international conventions 
New requirements for Steering Tests at Sea Trials  Changes made to relevant IACS Unified Requirements 
New requirements for Structural Bonding Methods for FRP Ships  Requests from industry 

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