ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules (23-05-2014)

23 May, 2014 – Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships

Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced today that it had released an updated 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. 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 2014 versions contain amendments made between 15 April 2013 and 26 February 2014, including the following:

The printed version of the rules and guidance is now available for purchase online, and the PDF version of the rules and guidance will be available free of charge in mid-June via ClassNK’s website for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service. A CD-ROM version will also be available in mid June. To register for the “My Page” service free of charge, go to ClassNK’s website and click on the “My Page Login” button.

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