ClassNK establishes ‘Rules for the Survey and Construction of Governmental and Naval Ships’

Source: press release, 31 March 2020

photo: ClassNK
photo: ClassNK

Classification Society ClassNK has established its “Rules for the Survey and Construction of Governmental and Naval Ships”, technical rules that are applied to governmental ships and their onboard equipment.

During the overseas transfer of defence equipment including governmental ships and their onboard machinery, the equipment may be subject to third-party quality inspections requested by foreign authorities. Under these circumstances, ClassNK has established standards for conducting third-party certification of governmental and naval ships and their onboard equipment as their Rules for the Survey and Construction of Governmental and Naval Ships to contribute to the progress of the overseas transfer of defence equipment.

The Rules for the Survey and Construction of Governmental and Naval Ships incorporate the knowledge and the latest technology that the Society has cultivated over many years through its classification business, and enable risk-based safety assessment and condition based maintenance, making them effective for not only ensuring reasonable quality, but also reducing ship life cycle costs.

The rules are available in the “Technical Rules and Guidance” section 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 the ClassNK website www.classnk.com and click on the “My Page Login” button.