Tag: <span>ClassNK</span>

ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulk carrier design
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ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulk carrier design

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled 200K DWT bulk carrier. The AiP is based in ClassNK’s Rule Part GF, which adopts the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other...

ClassNK releases amendments to rules on survey and construction of steel ships
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ClassNK releases amendments to rules on survey and construction of steel ships

ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. The requirements amended include: Amendment related to the Class Notations with respect to Structural Assessment based upon Direct Load Analysis (to incorporate research and development results) Amendment related to the Anchor Windlass Design and Testing (to incorporate feedback...

426 detentions made by PSC in 2017, finds ClassNK
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426 detentions made by PSC in 2017, finds ClassNK

In 2017, there were 426 Port State Control (PSC) detentions reported, relating to 383 ships classed by ClassNK*. Ships detained by PSC were found to have deficiencies serious enough to jeopardise the ship’s seaworthiness, safety of the crew onboard, or presented a threat of harm to the environment. There were a total of 1,359 detainable...

ClassNK releases guidelines on liquefied gas carrier structures
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ClassNK releases guidelines on liquefied gas carrier structures

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers by using direct calculation. There are two components of the Guidelines that specify the design loads dominant for structure, strength analysis methods and corrosion...

ClassNK publishes guidelines on design and operation of autonomous ships
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ClassNK publishes guidelines on design and operation of autonomous ships

Japanese classification society, ClassNK, has released its Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/Autonomous Operation of ships. The guidelines incorporate basic elements on concept design safety for automated ship operation systems. Automated operation systems are expected to help crews do their jobs, improve shipping efficiency and make navigation safer. As on board operations and duties...

ClassNK releases Guidelines on drones
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ClassNK releases Guidelines on drones

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, which outline the range and procedures, technical considerations, and service supplier requirements for using drones as part of class surveys. The rapid pace of development of drone-related technologies is leading to their increased use in field inspections and surveys. However, there are a...

Coldharbour selects ClassNK for Japanese type approval of BWTS
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Coldharbour selects ClassNK for Japanese type approval of BWTS

UK-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Coldharbour Marine, is working with classification society, ClassNK, as part of its progression towards achieving type approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Type approval is a necessary step all foreign companies have to take to sell their products to customers in Japan. The process...

Joint next-generation on-board IoT platform completes testing
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Joint next-generation on-board IoT platform completes testing

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), and NTT Data have conducted a proof-of-concept experiment for a next-generation onboard IoT platform. The platform was tested on the domestic coastal vessel, Hidaka, owned and operated by Kinkai Yusen Kaisha of NYK Group. The onboard IoT platform follows the development of a...

ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software
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ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.5.0.0 that includes the latest rule amendments to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). ClassNK’s PrimeShip is a suite of advanced and reliable systems and services to provide a complete ship care system...

ClassNK launches support service for fuel oil Data Collection Plan
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ClassNK launches support service for fuel oil Data Collection Plan

ClassNK Consulting Service has launched a support service for setting up a Data Collection Plan (DCP) as required by the IMO, to monitor and collect data on ships’ fuel oil consumption. Under MARPOL Annex VI, ships above 5,000 GT will be required from March 1, 2018, to collect data on the consumption of their fuel...

ClassNK publishes amendments to class rules
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ClassNK publishes amendments to class rules

ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. Changes include those to Fuel Consumption Reporting that relate to changes in international conventions, and amendments to the Incorporation of Material Factors for High Tensile Steel into Structural Strength Requirements of Floating Docks (the change was made to...