ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

Tokyo – 25 October 2018

Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 25 October 2018.

ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development projects, feedback from damage investigations, requests from industry as well as changes made to relevant international conventions, IACS unified requirements (UR), national regulations, etc.

As an example of the amendments, taking into consideration that in recent years, as plans for constructing diverse “wind turbine installation ships” used for installing wind turbines have been surfacing, relative provisions need to be clarified regarding their application to such ships.

The PDF files of ClassNK Rules and Guidance are available free of charge via ClassNK’s website www.classnk.com for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service. To register for the “My Page” service free of charge, go to ClassNK’s website and click on the “My Page Login” button.

ClassNK press release