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ClassNK tests compliance with graphical symbols requirements on Fire Control Plans

ClassNK reminds of the graphical symbols requirements on fire control plans which apply to all Maltese flagged ships as per Malta’s Technical Notice SLS.7. The classification society stresses that, from 1st of January 2018 and onwards,  ClassNK surveyors are to confirm compliance at the first periodical Safety Equipment survey

ClassNK warns over hatch covers and coamings deficiencies

PSC officers in recent inspections have frequently pointed out deficiencies related to the securing devices of cargo hold hatch covers and hatch coamings, according to ClassNK. Such deficiencies included seizing, damage or missing cleats, as well as damage or wastage of cleat crutches, etc.

ClassNK issues amendments to class rules

Classification society ClassNK announced release of amendments to its ‘Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships’, on 25 December. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development projects.

How to harmonise de-coupled IOPP Certificates due to BWM

ClassNK has issued latest technical information referring to periodical survey in advance of survey window, explaining that with entry into force of  the BWM Convention, IOPP and/or BWM Certificate may be de-harmonized from Harmonized System of Survey and Certification.

ClassNK issues latest 'Good Maintenance' checklist

ClassNK informed that it has released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships, designed to be used by shipowners and crews to ensure vessels are safe, well-maintained and comply with regulations. The latest edition includes clear explanations, photo examples as well as guidance on the latest updates in the industry.

ClassNK launches R&D Roadmap

ClassNK has informed of the release of its R&D Roadmap, detailing its vision and goals for projects over the next five years. Through this, ClassNK aims to bring about the innovation of maritime technology using the latest IT based on its mission to help ensure the safety of life and property at sea.

NYK to deploy binary cycle power generation system on new ship

Japanese NYK announced that it will deploy a binary cycle power generation system on one newly constructed Panamax bulk carrier to be operated by the company. The system will generate electricity from the exhaust heat emitted by the marine engine’s air cooler.

ClassNK issues technical rules in line with BWM Convention

ClassNK released its new set of technical rules, Rules and Guidance for Ballast Water Management Installations, in accordance with the entry into force of the International BWM Convention, 2004, and amendments to Regulations for the Classification and Registry of Ships, on 8 September 2017.

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