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:
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 www.classnk.com for those who have registered for the ClassNK.