ClassNK updates class rules and guidance for steel ships

19 Apr 2012

ClassNK has announced the release of the 2012 edition of the ‘Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships’.

ClassNK says it 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
  • New rules for methods to fix attachments to the corners of cargo hatches
  • New requirements for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS)
  • New requirements for work-ships

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 to registered users on the ClassNK website.

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