ClassNK releases 2015 Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships

9 April, 2015 (Tokyo) – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced the release of printed versions of its 2015 Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK regularly reviews and revises its technical rules and guidance in order to ensure that they are relevant and up-to-date.

The 2015 edition’s amendments, made between 1 March 2014 and 31 December 2014, reflect the latest R&D findings, feedback from damage investigations, changes made to international regulations, as well as industry requests and include requirements related to:
• Guidance for Temperature Gradient ESSO Tests and Double Tension Tests
• Structure of Bilge Keels
• Dangerous Chemical Substances
• Strength Calculations for Gears
• Black-out Tests in Special Surveys

PDF files of the updated Rules and Guidance will be available to download free of charge from early May for ClassNK “MyPage” users. Registering for this service is easy. Simply go to ClassNK’s website at and click on the “My Page Login” button. Printed versions are currently available for purchase from the ClassNK website with CD-ROM versions scheduled to be released in early May.

In addition to the above, printed versions of the newly established Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, Part CSR-B&T as well as revised versions of both the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers, Part CSR-B and the Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers, Part CSR-T (all dated 27 February 2015) are scheduled to be made available in late May.

For more information on this topic please contact:

ClassNK Development Operations Headquarters
Tel: +81-3-5226-2171