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Class NK releases new free strength assessment software for container ships

Version 2.5 of Direct Strength Assessment Software for Container Carriers Free to Industry ClassNK announced the release of a new revised version, version 2.5.0, of its leading direct strength assessment program for container carriers, PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers. The software, to be made available free of charge, contains new functions to improve usability as well as the strengthening of existing features.The release of this new version comes as designers and shipyards are looking for greater efficiency gains in the ship design process. "The workload of ship designers has increased as a result of the ever growing number of regulations and conventions. ClassNK sees the easing of such burdens and the improving of efficiency through IT products and services as a key goal of our Society," says ClassNK and President Noboru Ueda."This software is the product of the Society's many years of experience in both drawing approval and software development. ClassNK will continue to use this experience to further boost usability, upgrade overall performance, and develop powerful new functions."PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers (Ver.2.5.0) is software, first released in 2003, designed to perform the direct calculations defined in this guideline. Using an FE model, users can easily execute complicated FEM analyses through ...

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ClassNK type approves single-coat ballast tank coating system

ClassNK has awarded type approval for the first alternative coating system ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) says it has awarded type approval under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) to the world's first alternative coating system for ballast tanks. The approval, the first of its type to be issued by any classification society, has been given to a single-coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.Under PSPC, conventional epoxy coating systems are required to comprise two coatings. The standard does, though, have a provision that allows for alternative systems, such as the one approved by ClassNK, with only a single coating. A key function of the system developed by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings is the "SI (Self-Indicating)" feature whereby the color of the coating changes depending on its thickness. The application of this coating system to ships will begin upon confirmation from relevant administrations by ClassNK.The PSPC standard provides technical requirements for protective coatings in dedicated seawater ballast tanks of all type of ships of not less than 500 gross tonnage and double-side skin spaces arranged in bulk carriers of 150 m in length and upwards for which the building contract is placed, the keels of which are laid ...

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First Ever Statement of Fact for Tier III NOx Emissions for an SCR-equipped Diesel Engine

ClassNK issues Tier III NOx certification ClassNK announced that it had awarded its first ever Statement of Fact for Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) reductions to a marine diesel engine incorporating a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The document, issued on 1 November 2011, verifies that the NOx emission measurement results for the engine, fitted with a pre-turbocharger SCR system developed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation, meets the NOx Tier III emission limits stipulated in amendments to Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (MARPOL).The engine in question was fitted as the propulsion system for MV "SANTA VISTA", a 37,800 dwt general cargo ship, built by Naikai Zosen Corporation for Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd., which entered service on 31 October 2011.Not only is this the first time that ClassNK has issued such a document for a marine diesel engine fitted with an SCR system, it is also the first statement of fact issued by the Society for Tier III NOx reduction compliance of any kind. SCR systems, currently a hot topic as industry looks for solutions to strengthening NOx regulation, offer the potential for independent reductions in emissions of more than the 80% required ...

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Special requirements for emergency escape breathing device re Bahamas flagged vessels

Class NK TEC - 0885 The Bahamian Government has notified ClassNK of special requirements for emergency escape breathing device(EEBD) on board the Bahamas flagged vessels as follows.1. SOLAS Chapter II-2 specifies the carriage requirement for EEBD in accommodation spaces as follows:(1) Cargo ships : Not less than two;(2) Passenger ships : Not less than two in each main vertical zone(3) Passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers : In addition to the number specified in (2) above, not less than 2 in each main vertical zone.2. The number and location of EEBD to be provided in the machinery spaces is available in IMO Circular MSC/Circ.1081.3. All ships shall carry spare EEBDs that shall be located in a control station.The number of spares carried on board shall be as follows:(1) Cargo ships : 1 ;(2) Passenger ships : 2.4. Offshore units certified under the MODU Code, or modified MODU Code, or other alternative IMO Code shall be provided with EEBDs as if they were SOLAS certificated.5. In order to satisfy the SOLAS requirements for on-board training in the use of EEBDs, the vessel shall have either:(1) at least one separate EEBD clearly marked as designated for training, or(2) the onboard facility ...

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Confirmation of Periodical Surveys for Emergency Fire Pumps

ClassNK - TEC 0884 In recent years, there have been many reported cases of problems with Emergency Fire Pump, especially, self-priming pump and associated equipment that are direct result of poor maintenance.In many of these cases, the problems were so minor that they could have been easily avoided through performing simple maintenance on site.Emergency Fire Pumps are required to be promptly activated without fail in the event of a fire which means that they need to be kept in good working condition at all times.Therefore, relevant requirements of ClassNK Rules have been added regarding the maintenance of Emergency Fire Pumps on 30 June 2011, ClassNK would like to simply remind that confirmation of overhaul inspection record of the self priming pump and associated equipment, etc. of Emergency Fire Pumps and it is to be maintained in good working order are confirmed at periodical survey on or afterSource: ClassNK

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Recent development of PSC Inspection related to ISM Code

ClassNK - TEC 0883 ClassNK issures Technical Information TEC - 0884 regarding Recent development of PSC Inspection related to ISM Code as follows:PSC Inspections are becoming increasingly activated every year around the world, especially in 2011 PSC Inspections have been increased in China and India.Furthermore, there is a trend to point out some software assessment problems such as operation of ship and management of seafarers, in addition to the deficiencies of hardware side such as hull, equipment and machinery.For more information, click hereSource: ClassNK

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Summary of LSA Code amendments adopted by MSC at the 87th session

ClassNK - TEC 0881 / Life -Saving Appliance Code Amendments ClassNK issues Technical Information TEC-0881 regarding Summary of LSA Code amendments adopted by MSC at the 87th session as follows:Marine Safety Committee (MSC) has amended LSA Code by Res.MSC.293(87) at the 87th session.Revised points are mentioned as attached. Please refer to the attachment of Summary of Revised LSACode and RESOLUTION MSC.293(87).Revised point by Res.MSC.293(87):- Liferafts (an average mass of 82.5kg per person for a cargo ship and a passenger ship)The requirement will be applied for the liferafts installed for ships the keels of which are laid on or after 1 January 2012. At this time, the following flag states will treat the same application with ClassNK. For the other flagstates, the information will be issued when the instruction for this matter is given from the flag states.- Bahamas, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, PanamaFor more information, click hereSource: ClassNK

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ClassNK Establishes First Ever Subsidiary in Tokyo

ClassNK Consulting Service ClassNK officially announced the establishment of a new wholly-owned subsidiary, ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo. This new company, ClassNK's first ever subsidiary, heralds a new chapter in the long history of the Society.This exciting development was made possible by the Society's change in legal status to a general incorporated foundation under Japanese law on 1 April 2011, and promises much in terms of cultivating new areas of growth. This subsidiary in particular will allow ClassNK to broaden its activities in the field of maritime consulting.Speaking on this momentous occasion ClassNK Chairman and President, Mr. N. Ueda, said: "We firmly believe in developing new ways to advance the global maritime industry. This new subsidiary allows us to do just that by opening up new possibilities for ClassNK, possibilities to provide customers with a new range of services at the same high quality they associate with ClassNK".Source: ClassNK

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ClassNK Issues MLC Seafarer Recruitment Certification to Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.

MOL Group, is in conformance with the standards set forth in Regulation 1.4 of MLC ClassNK continued to cement its position in maritime manning certification with the issuance of approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (MAGMOL).The approval confirms that the Manila-based manning company, a member of the MOL Group, is in conformance with the standards set forth in Regulation 1.4 (Recruitment and Placement) of the MLC 2006 which was adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2006 to help ensure the safety and protect the rights of seafarers.The MLC 2006 requires that shipowners who make use of seafarer recruitment and placement services in countries or territories that have not adopted the MLC to confirm that their service providers are in conformance with convention standards. The text of the MLC however, does not include set guidelines for confirming such compliance. At the same time, calls for greater professionalism and increased quality are driving the demand for third party certification in the global manning industry.In order to assist both shipowners and recruitment and placement service providers in their efforts to meet the requirements of ...

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Ballast Water Management Plans for vessels flying Malaysian Flag

ClassNK - TEC 0880 The Maritime Department Malaysia, Marine Head Quarters has announced that Malaysian vessels above 400GT, regardless of her keel laid, engage in international voyages are required to have approved Ballast Water Management Plans by 1 January 2012.The above stated instruction become invalid once the Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 become globally enforced or at date announced by Malaysian Government.The above said administration has authorized ClassNK to approve such a ballast water management plan on behalf of them. The necessary numbers of copy of the plan in addition to one copy to ClassNK should be sent to the below mentioned department for approval service of the plan.Source: ClassNK

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