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LLoyd's classification and class notations

On the purpose of class notations, the definitions given in 2.1.1 to 2.1.11 will apply.
2.1.1. Clear water. Water having sufficient depth to permit the normal development of wind generated waves.
2.1.2. Fetch. The extent of clear water across which a wind has blown before reaching the ship.

ABS Notations and Symbols

Common Notations and Symbols The notations and symbols contained under this heading may be applicable to any type of vessel or offshore installation, as indicated by the referenced Rules and Guides (which are mostly available for viewing at These notations and symbols pertain to hull structure, analyses, equipment, machinery, automation, surveys, etc.

Regulation 12 of Annex I MARPOL Amended requirements for sludge discharging piping and bilge-water piping

According to the decisions taken at the sixty-eighth session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC68) held in May 2015, amendments to MARPOL Annex I were adopted to clarify the scope pf application of the requirements for sludge discharging piping and bilge-water piping specified in regulation 12 of the said Annex, and the amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2017.

IACS LNG Bunkering Guidelines 2016 08

This guideline provides recommendations for the responsibilities, procedures and equipment required for LNG bunkering operations and sets harmonised minimum baseline recommendations for bunkering risk assessment, equipment and operations.
These guidelines do not consider commercial aspects of the bunker transfer such as Bunker Delivery Notes and measurement of quantity or quality of LNG.

LR Cyber Enabled Ships ShipRight Procedure Autonomous Ships Version 1.0 2016 10

Deploying Information and Communications Technology in Shipping – Lloyd’s Register’s Approach to Assurance.

LR Statement on power black outs 2016 12
Battery storage combined with low carbon power generation is the solution to 'black swan events' says RES and the certification authority Lloyd's Register, as Australia starts to redesign its energy policy following the blackout in South Australia affecting 1.7 million residents.
ClassNK Format Revision of Condition Evaluation Report (CER) 2016 12.pdf
When Special Survey is carried out for ships applying Enhanced Survey Program(ESP), Condition Evaluation Report (hereinafter referred to as "CER") and Executive Hull Summary (hereinafter "EHS") are issued for the owner, separately, and then the owners are requested to keep them in the file, exclusively used for Condition Evaluation Reports (called "Green File") onboard the ship.
ClassNK Guidance for undergoing Class maintenance surveys 2016 07.pdf
When Special Survey is carried out for ships applying Enhanced Survey Program(ESP), Condition Evaluation Report (hereinafter referred to as "CER") and Executive Hull Summary (hereinafter "EHS") are issued for the owner, separately, and then the owners are requested to keep them in the file, exclusively used for Condition Evaluation Reports (called "Green File") onboard the ship.
ClassNK Initial survey for the Ballast Water Management 2016 09.pdf

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Hereinafter referred to "the BWM Convention") satisfied the requirements for entry into force on 8 September
2016. This means that the BWM Convention will officially enter into force one year later on 8 September 2016.

ClassNK Introduction to the Outcomes of MSC 96 2016 09.pdf

The ninety-sixth session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 96) was held at the IMO in London,
U.K. from 11 to 20 May 2016. Since the minutes, resolutions and circulars of the meeting were
recently released from the IMO, a summary of the decisions taken at MSC 96 is provided as below for
your information.

ClassNK ISPS audit for Panama 2016 09.pdf

Merchant Marine Circular MMC-131 was revised by PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY on 1 August 2016. As a Full term ISSC for a Panama flagged ship is issued by the Administration (PMA), a short term ISSC is issued by the attending auditor upon the completion of initial ISPS audit so far.

ClassNK Periodical inspection, maintenance and tests of fire 2016 07

This Circular sets out the requirements for inspection, testing and maintenance of compressed gas
cylinders, fire extinguishers and fire protection systems and appliances.
This ClassNK Technical Information supersedes the previous ClassNK Technical Information No.TEC-0919.

ClassNK Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck 2016 08.pdf

According to the previous NOTE 01/2016, existing ships, the keels of which were laid or which are at a similar stage of construction before 1 January 2015, were required to apply Section 4.4, Section 7.1, Section 7.3, and Section 8 of Annex 14 by the first survey related to the Safety Construction Certificate on or after 1 January 2016.

ClassNK Amendment of Rules for windows 2016 09
ClassNK has investigated behaviour of waves acting on windows located considerably above the freeboard deck of ships where the navigation bridges are located forward of the midship, such as onboard Ro-Ro cargo ships.
ABS CyberSafety V1 2016 09

This document is Volume 1 of the ABS CyberSafety™ series. It provides best practices for cybersecurity, as a foundational element of overall safety and security within and across the marine and offshore communities. The best practices are meant to provide insights for operations, maintenance and support of cyber-enabled systems.

ABS CyberSafety V2 2016 09

This Guide presents criteria for compliance with ABS CyberSafety™ requirements. These requirements will be used by ABS in the cybersecurity reviews and surveys of information technology (IT) systems; operational technology (OT) control systems; and their system interfaces and software on ships, offshore assets and the management systems of the associated shoreside facilities.

ABS Guide for Means of Access 2016 11

The most recent adoptions to IMO legislation (SOLAS Reg. II-1/3-6) have established new requirements for means of access. Throughout the life of a vessel, this access enables overall and close-up inspections and material thickness measurements of the vessel’s structures. These means of access may be used by flag Administrations, classification societies, vessel personnel and others as necessary.

ABS Jacking Survey Guide 2016 11

The purpose of these Guide is to establish minimum requirements for inspection of Rack and Pinion jacking gear at Special Periodical Survey of Hull for Self-Elevating Drilling Units for consistent application of the below noted Rule requirement.

ABS LGC Storage Guide 2016 11

This Guide is applicable to liquefied gas carriers that may for certain periods be used for storage service while they maintain their appropriate liquefied gas carrier classification. The Storage Service notation is optional and only applicable when the vessel’s propulsion machinery is also to be retained to AMS classification requirements.

ABS Marine Management Systems update 2016 10

The ABS Guide for Marine Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management or the ABS Guide for Marine Management Systems in short, has been developed with the objective of assisting shipowners, managers, and operators to improve the safety, environmental and energy performance in the management and operation of ships.