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RULES FOR CLASSIFICATION OF

High Speed, Light Craft and


Naval Surface Craft
PART 0 CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

User information,
current rule chapters and index
JULY 2015

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CONTENTS
CHANGES CURRENT ................................................................................................................................................... 3

Sec. 1

General ................................................................................................................................................ 5

A. Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................... 5
A 100 Introduction chapters ............................................................................................................................................ 5
B.
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B

The rules......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
100 Purpose.................................................................................................................................................................. 5
200 Rules parts............................................................................................................................................................. 5
300 Publication of the rules ......................................................................................................................................... 5
400 Updating................................................................................................................................................................ 5
500 Numbering and cross references........................................................................................................................... 6
600 Definitions ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
700 Units...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
800 Indexes and tables of contents .............................................................................................................................. 7

C. Service documents other than Rules for Ships and HSLC/NSC .............................................................................. 7
C 100 General.................................................................................................................................................................. 7
D. Other DNV rules ........................................................................................................................................................... 7
D 100 General.................................................................................................................................................................. 7

Sec. 2

Current rule chapters ........................................................................................................................ 8

Sec. 3

Systematic index ............................................................................................................................... 10

A. Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................. 10
A 100 General................................................................................................................................................................ 10
CHANGES HISTORIC ................................................................................................................................................. 38

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SECTION 1 GENERAL
A. Introduction
A 100 Introduction chapters
101

Among others, the Introduction Part 0 contains three chapters:

Chapter 1: User Information, Current Rule Chapters and Index


Chapter 2: Introduction to Classification
Chapter 3: Plan Approval Documentation Types Definitions.
They are included as guidance for the users and shall not be considered as parts of the rule requirements.

B. The rules
B 100 Purpose
101 The Rules lay down technical and procedural requirements related to obtaining and retaining a Class
Certificate. It is used as a contractual document and includes both requirements and acceptance criteria.
B 200 Rules parts
201 The Rules for Classification of High Speed, Light Craft and Naval Surface Craft are published in seven
parts (Pt.). Each part consists of chapters (Ch.) available as separate pdf files. The seven parts are:
Pt.1
Pt.2
Pt.3
Pt.4
Pt.5
Pt.6
Pt.7

Regulations
Materials and Welding
Structures, Equipment
Machinery and Systems - Equipment and Operation
Special Service and Type - Additional Class
Special Equipment and Systems - Additional Class
HSLC in Operation

Parts 1 and 2 contain general regulations, parts 3 to 6 cover newbuilding requirements and part 7 deals with
HSLC in operation.
An overview of current rule chapters is given in Sec.2 of this chapter.
B 300 Publication of the rules
301

The rules are available for free download as electronic pdf version through http://www.dnvgl.com.

B 400 Updating
401

The rules will normally be published twice yearly, in January and in July, due to updates.

402 If a chapter has been updated, the document will normally be given a new edition date.
The corresponding Adobe PDF file will be made available through http://www.dnvgl.com and the date of the column
A of Table 1 in Sec.2 will be updated.
403 If there is a need for amendments to the document; i.e. editorial and clarification corrections only, the
electronic file will be updated, but the edition date will be retained. However, a new Adobe PDF file will be
generated and made available through http://www.dnvgl.com. The date of the PDF file will appear in column
B of Table 1 in Sec.2.
404

The updates including amendments to each chapter will be described briefly on page 3 of that document.

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B 500 Numbering and cross references


501

A combination of digits and letters is used for easy reference, e.g. Pt.3 Ch.1 Sec.1 A100.

Level
Part
Chapter
Section
Sub-section
Sub-section element
Item

Reference example
Pt.3
Ch.1
Sec.1
A
A100
101

Principle
always a number
always a letter
always a letter and a number
always a number

502 Figures are numbered in increasing order within each section, e.g. Fig.1, Fig.2 etc. The figure number
and title are given immediately under the figure.
503 Tables are numbered in increasing order within each sub-section, e.g. Table A1, Table A2 etc. The table
number and title are placed in the top left hand corner of the table.
504 Each chapter is written as self-contained as possible. Cross references are generally given at the highest
level consistent with feasibility to find the subject matter:
a) From part to part, e.g. see Pt.2 Ch.1 (i.e. down to chapter).
b) From chapter to chapter within the same part, e.g. see Ch.1 Sec.3 (i.e. down to section). Reference to
subsection, e.g. Ch.1 Sec.3 A may be used where necessary for clarity.
c) Within a chapter,
e.g. section to section, see Sec.4 A100 (i.e. down to item)
e.g. within a section, see A103
e.g. within a subsection, see 103.
B 600 Definitions
601 Symbols and terms are in general defined at one of three levels in the rules. A definition given at higher
level is normally not repeated at a lower level, and references are not made to the definitions at higher level.
When a symbol or term is defined elsewhere than in any of the three general levels, proper reference is made.
602 The first (higher) level of definitions is given in a separate sub-section in Sec.1 of the chapter in which
the symbol or term is used. This level defines symbols and terms which are generally applied in the chapter or
booklet.
603 The second (intermediate) level of definitions is given in sub-section A of the section in which the
symbol or term is used. This level normally defines symbols and terms occurring in various connections within
the section.
604 The third (lower) level of definitions is given in connection with the formula or expression in which the
symbol or term is used. The definition is normally given immediately following the formula and in any case
within the same item as the formula.
B 700 Units
701 The units generally used in the rules are the SI-units (International System of Units). Commonly used
base and multiple units are given in Table B1. Some derived units and their conversion relation to the TS-units
(Technical Metric System of Units) are given in Tables B2 and B3, respectively. When other units are used
these are particularly stated.
Table B1 Base or multiple SI-units
Quantity
Symbol
Length
m
cm
mm
Mass
kg
t
Time
s
Electric current
A

Name
metre
centimetre
millimetre
kilogram
tonne
second
ampere

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Table B2 Derived SI-units


Quantity
Symbol
Frequency
Hz
Force
N
kN
Pressure
kN/m2
bar
Stress
N/mm2
Bending moment
Nm
Torsional moment
kNm
Work, energy
J
Heat
kJ
Power
kW
Heat flow rate
W
Temperature
C

Name/definition
hertz = 1/s
newton = kgm/s2
kilonewton
= kPa, kilopascal
= 105 Pa
= MPa, megapascal
= J, joule
joule = Nm
kilojoule
kilowatt
watt
centigrade

Table B3 SI/TS Conversion relation


SI-unit
TS-conversion relation
1N
0.1020 kp
1 kN/m
0.0102 kp/cm
1 N/mm
10.20 kp/cm
1 Nm
0.1020 kpm
1J
0.1020 kpm
1 kJ
0.2388 kcal
1 kW
1.36 Hp
1W
0.860 kcal/h

B 800 Indexes and tables of contents


801 Systematic index has been prepared for the complete rules and presented in Sec.3.
The systematic index gives reference to sections and subsections within each part and chapter. The master
index will be updated as required when chapters are revised.
802 A table of contents is given within each chapter providing a complete list of sections, appendices and
sub-sections and their respective page numbers.

C. Service documents other than Rules for Ships and HSLC/NSC


C 100 General
101 In an effort to aid the various parties involved in the classification of ships, the Society has issued a
number of supporting publications which are described on our web site; http://www.dnvgl.com.

D. Other DNV rules


D 100 General
101 DNV has developed and publish rules for objects other than ships. Reference is made to
http://www.dnvgl.com.

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SECTION 2 CURRENT RULE CHAPTERS


Table 1 Current rule chapters
A
Current Edition

Current Rule Chapters


PART 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3 1)
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
PART 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
PART 2
Chapter 1 1)
Chapter 2 1)
Chapter 3 1)
Chapter 4
PART 3
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
PART 4
Chapter 1
Chapter 2 1)
Chapter 3 1)
Chapter 4 1)
Chapter 5 1)
Chapter 6
Chapter 7 1)
Chapter 8 1)
Chapter 9 1)
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14 1)
PART 5
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

INTRODUCTION
User Information, Current Rule Chapters and Index
July 2015
Introduction to Classification
January 2002
Plan Approval Documentation Types Definitions
July 2014
Methods and Procedures
January 2011 2)
Introduction to the Rules for Naval Surface Craft
January 2011 2)
IMO High Speed Craft Code
January 2011 2)
GENERAL REGULATIONS
General Regulations
January 2014
Safety Objectives and Equivalent Requirements
January 2011 2)
MATERIALS AND WELDING
General Requirements for Materials
January 2014
Metallic Materials
January 2014
Fabrication and Testing of Ships
July 2014
Composite Materials
January 2010
STRUCTURES, EQUIPMENT
Design Principles, Design Loads
July 2012
Hull Structural Design, Steel
July 2012
Hull Structural Design, Aluminium Alloy
July 2012
Hull Structural Design, Fibre Composite and Sandwich
January 2013
Constructions
Equipment, Steering and Appendages
July 2012
Stability and Watertight Integrity, Closing Appliances
January 2011 2)
Accommodation and Escape Measures
July 2005
Life-saving Appliances and Arrangements
July 2005
Direct Calculation Methods
July 2012
MACHINERY AND SYSTEMS - EQUIPMENT AND OPERATION
Machinery Systems, General
January 2011 2)
Rotating Machinery, General
January 2011 2)
Rotating Machinery, Drivers
January 2009
Rotating Machinery, Power Transmission
July 2013
Rotating Machinery, Driven Units
July 2013
Piping Systems
January 2011 2)
Pressure Vessels
January 2012
Electrical installations
July 2015
Control and Monitoring Systems
July 2011
Fire Safety
January 2006
Safety of Navigation
January 2011 2)
Radio Communications
January 2001
Control and Monitoring of Propulsion, Directional Control,
January 2009
Stabilisation and Auxiliary Systems
Steering Gear
January 2011 2)
SPECIAL SERVICE AND TYPE - ADDITIONAL CLASS
Passenger Craft
July 2012
Car Ferry
July 2012
Cargo
January 2009
Crew Boats
January 2014
Yachts
July 2012
Patrol Boats
July 2012
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Amendments;
i.e. editorial
corrections and
clarifications only

July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011

July 2011

July 2011

July 2011
July 2011
July 2011

July 2012
July 2011
January 2013

July 2011
July 2013

July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011

July 2011

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Table 1 Current rule chapters (Continued)


A
Current Edition

Current Rule Chapters


Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 14 1)
PART 6
Chapter 1
Chapter 3
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11 1)
Chapter 12
Chapter 13 1)
Chapter 17 1)
Chapter 18
Chapter 23 1)
Chapter 27 1)
Chapter 28 1)
Chapter 29 1)
Chapter 30
Chapter 32 1)
PART 7
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
1)
2)

Naval Landing Craft


July 2004
Carriage of Dangerous Goods
January 2002
Small Service Crafts
July 2013
Naval and Naval Support Vessels
January 2013
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS - ADDITIONAL CLASS
Miscellaneous Notations
January 2009
Periodically Unattended Machinery Space
July 2011
Nautical Safety
July 2004
Extended Lifetime
July 2000
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection
January 2011 2)
Hull Monitoring Systems
January 2011 2)
Noise and Vibrations
January 2011 2)
Gas Fuelled Ship Installations
January 2014
Safety of Navigation for Naval Vessels
January 2005
Combat Survivability
January 2009
Fuel Cell Installations
July 2008
Recycling
January 2014
Tentative Rules for Battery Power
January 2012
Electrical Shore Connections
July 2014
Service on Windfarms and other Offshore Installations
July 2013
Tentative Rules for Low Flashpoint Liquid Fuelled Ship
July 2013
Installations
HSLC IN OPERATION
Survey Requirements
July 2013
Retroactive Requirements
January 2009

B
Amendments;
i.e. editorial
corrections and
clarifications only
July 2011
July 2011

July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2011
July 2013

July 2011

Chapters that are common to the Rules for Classification of Ships and the Rules for Classification of High Speed, Light Craft and
Naval Surface Craft.
Rule chapters that were given a new date due to discontinuity of Amendments and Corrections (previous Sec.3) in January
2011, but the chapters may also have additional amendments, as described under Main changes in each individual chapter.

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SECTION 3 SYSTEMATIC INDEX


A. Introduction
A 100 General
101 This master index has been prepared for the complete Rules for Classification of High Speed, Light Craft
and Naval Surface Craft in the form of a systematic index. The systematic index gives reference to sections and
subsections within each part/chapter.
PART 0 CHAPTER 1
User information, current rule chapters and index
Sec. 1 General
A. Introduction
B. The rules
C. Service documents other than Rules for Ships and HSLC/NSC
D. Other DNV rules
Sec. 2 Current rule chapters
Sec. 3 Systematic index
A. Introduction
PART 0 CHAPTER 2
Introduction to Classification
Sec. 1 Rule Preamble
A. Introduction
B. The Classification System
C. Remuneration
D. Classification Support
Sec. 2 Types of High Speed and Light Craft
A. Hull Configurations
B. Structural Materials
C. Propulsion Systems
PART 0 CHAPTER 3
Plan Approval Documentation Types Definitions
Sec. 1 Documentation Requirements
A. Scope and purpose
B. Organisation of the documentation requirements
C. Type approved products
D. Organisation of the documentation types
E. General requirements for all documentation
F. Terminology
G. Qualifications
Sec. 2 Documentation Types
Discipline B Stability, watertight and weathertight integrity
Discipline C Mechanical
Discipline E Electrical
Discipline G Safety
Discipline H Hull and structure
Discipline I Instrumentation
Discipline M Materials
Discipline N Navigation
Discipline P Process
Discipline Q Quality management
Discipline S Piping
Discipline T Telecommunications
Discipline W Geotechnical engineering
Multidiscipline Z

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PART 0 CHAPTER 4
Methods and Procedures
Sec. 1 Criteria for Operational and Safety Performance
A. General
Sec. 2 Procedure for Failure Mode and Effect Analyses
A. General
Sec. 3 Use of Probability Concept
A. General
Sec. 4 Structures
A. General
Sec. 5 Inspection and Maintenance Requirements
A. General
PART 0 CHAPTER 5
Introduction to the Rules for Naval Surface Craft
Sec. 1 General
A. The Classification System
B. International Maritime Conventions - Statutory Requirements
C. Introduction to the Rules for Naval Surface Craft
D. Limitations of the Rules
E. Safety Objectives for Naval Surface Craft
F. Systematic of Classification for Naval Surface Craft
G. Combat Loads - Naval Surface Craft
H. Operational Characteristics
I. Expected Lifetime for Craft and Systems
Sec. 2 Safety Principles
A. Safety Objectives for Naval Surface Craft
PART 0 CHAPTER 6
IMO High Speed Craft Code
Sec. 1 Principles of Application of the HSC Code
A. General
B. Application
C. IMO Regulations
Sec. 2 Cross References to the Rules and HSC Code
A. General
Sec. 3 Flag Administration Requirements
A. General
PART 1 CHAPTER 1
General Regulations
Sec. 1 Classification principles
A. Definitions
B. The classification concept
Sec. 2 Scope of rules and class notations
A. Scope of rules
B. Class notations
Sec. 3 Classification procedure
A. Assignment of class
B. Retention of class
C. Validity and issue of the classification certificate
D. Suspension and withdrawal of class
E. Appeals
Sec. 4 Legal provisions
A. Liability and jurisdiction
App. A Chart of zones and seasonal areas
A. General

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PART 1 CHAPTER 2
Safety Objectives and Equivalent Requirements
Sec. 1 Introduction
A. Rule Basis
Sec. 2 Freeboard and Stability
A. General
Sec. 3 Structural Strength
A. General
B. Equivalent Structural Strength
Sec. 4 System Arrangement
A. General
Sec. 5 Machinery Installations
A. General
Sec. 6 Electric Power Supply
A. General
Sec. 7 Navigational Safety
A. General
Sec. 8 Fire Safety
A. General
Sec. 9 Safety for Persons Onboard
A. General
PART 2 CHAPTER 1
General Requirements for Materials
Sec. 1 Manufacture, survey and certification
A. General
B. Testing and inspection
C. Identification and certification
Sec. 2 Testing procedures
A. General
B. Test methods
PART 2 CHAPTER 2
Metallic Materials
Sec. 1 Rolled steel for structural application
A. General requirements
B. Normal strength steel
C. High strength steel
D. Extra high strength steel
E. Plates with through thickness properties
F. Brittle crack arrest steels
G. Corrosion resistant steels for cargo oil tanks
Sec. 2 Rolled steel for boilers, pressure vessels and special applications
A. General
B. Steel for boilers and pressure vessels
C. Steel for low temperature service
D. Stainless steel
Sec. 3 Clad steel plates
A. General
B. Base material
C. Cladding metal
D. Testing
E. Repair and rejection
F. Identification of materials
Sec. 4 Steel pipes
A. General requirements
B. Pressure pipes
C. Stainless steel pipes
D. Pipes for low-temperature service

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E. Boiler and superheater tubes


F. Piping fittings
Sec. 5 Steel forgings
A. General requirements
B. Forgings for hull structures and equipment
C. Forgings for shafting and machinery
D. Forgings for crankshafts
E. Forgings for gearing
F. Forgings for boilers, pressure vessels and piping systems
G. Ferritic steel forgings for low temperature service
H. Stainless steel forgings
Sec. 6 Bars for chain cables
A. General
B. Testing
C. Inspection, tolerances and repair
D. Identification and certification
Sec. 7 Steel castings
A. General requirements
B. Castings for hull structures and equipment
C. Castings for machinery
D. Castings for propellers
E. Castings for boilers, pressure vessels and piping systems
F. Ferritic steel castings for low temperature service
G. Stainless steel castings
Sec. 8 Iron castings
A. General
B. Nodular cast iron
C. Grey cast iron
Sec. 9 Aluminium alloys
A. Wrought aluminium alloys
Sec. 10 Copper alloy castings
A. General requirements
B. Castings for valves, fittings and general application
C. Castings for propellers
Sec. 11 Non-ferrous tubes
A. Copper and copper alloy tubes
B. Titanium and titanium alloy tubes
PART 2 CHAPTER 3
Fabrication and Testing of Ships
Sec. 1 General requirements
A. General
B. Documentation requirements
Sec. 2 Requirements for builders of ships
A. General
B. Survey arrangement
C. Workmanship and supervision
Sec. 3 Qualification of welders
A. General
B. Qualification testing and certification of welders
Sec. 4 Welding consumables
A. General
Sec. 5 Welding procedures
A. General
B. Welding procedure specification
C. Welding procedure qualification test assembly and sampling of test pieces
D. Non Destructive testing of test assemblies
E. Destructive testing acceptance criteria
F. Validity of approved welding procedures
G. Additional requirements WPQT for liquefied gas systems
H. Additional requirements WPQT for Ferritic-Austenitic Stainless Steel (Duplex)
I. Additional requirements WPQT for Austenitic Stainless Steel

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J. Welding procedures qualification for aluminium


K. Welding procedure qualification, copper alloys
L. Testing
Sec. 6 Fabrication and tolerances
A. General
B. Material identification
C. Approval of shop primers
D. Welding environment
E. Cutting, forming, assembly and welding
F. Repairs
G. Inspection, survey and tolerances
Sec. 7 Non destructive testing of welds
A. General
B. NDT procedures
C. Personnel qualifications
D. Extent of NDT
E. Acceptance criteria for NDT
Sec. 8 Structural and tightness testing
A. General
B. Testing
Sec. 9 Goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers
A. General
B. Examination and test plan for newbuilding activities
C. Design transparency
D. Ship construction file
E. Determination of number of surveyor(s)
PART 2 CHAPTER 4
Composite Materials
Sec. 1 Type Approval and Certification Procedures
A. General
B. Type Approval
C. Product Certification
D. Definitions
Sec. 2 Materials
A. Glassfibre Reinforcement
B. Aramid Reinforcement
C. Polyester and Vinylester Products
D. Sandwich Core Materials
E. Sandwich Adhesives
F. Adhesives
PART 3 CHAPTER 1
Design Principles, Design Loads
Sec. 1 Design Principles
A. Documentation
B. Subdivision and Arrangement
C. Scantlings
D. Definitions
Sec. 2 Design Loads
A. General
B. Accelerations
C. Pressures and Forces
Sec. 3 Hull Girder Loads
A. Longitudinal Bending, Shearing and Axial Loads
B. Twin Hull Loads
PART 3 CHAPTER 2
Hull Structural Design, Steel
Sec. 1 Structural Principles
A. General
B. Bottom Structures

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C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.

Side Structure
Deck Structure
Flat Cross Structure
Bulkhead Structures
Superstructures and Deckhouses
Structural Design in General
Some Common Local Design Rules
Support of Equipment and Outfitting Details
Structural Aspects not Covered by the Rules

Sec. 2 Materials and Material Protection


A. General
B. Hull Structural Steel
C. Alternative Structural Materials
D. Corrosion Protection
E. Deck Composition
Sec. 3 Manufacturing, Inspection, Testing
A. General
B. Inspection
C. Extent of Examination
D. Acceptance Criteria for NDT
E. Testing
Sec. 4 Hull Girder Strength
A. General
B. Vertical Bending Strength
C. Shear Strength
D. Cases to be Investigated
E. Transverse Strength of Twin Hull Craft
Sec. 5 Steel Plating and Stiffeners
A. General
B. Plating
C. Stiffeners
Sec. 6 Steel Webframes and Girder Systems
A. General
B. Web Frames and Girders
Sec. 7 Steel Pillars and Pillar Bulkheads
A. General
B. Pillars
C. Supporting Bulkheads
Sec. 8 Welding and Weld Connections
A. General
B. Types of Welded Joints
C. Load Based Weld Scantlings
D. Minimum Weld Scantlings
Sec. 9 Direct Strength Calculations
A. General
B. Plating
C. Stiffeners
D. Girders
Sec. 10 Buckling Control
A. General
B. Longitudinal Buckling Load
C. Transverse Buckling Load
D. Plating
E. Stiffeners in Direction of Compression
F. Stiffeners Perpendicular to Direction of Compression
G. Elastic Buckling of Stiffened Panels
H. Girders
PART 3 CHAPTER 3
Hull Structural Design, Aluminium Alloy
Sec. 1 Structural Principles
A. General
B. Bottom Structures
C. Side Structure
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D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.

Deck Structure
Flat Cross Structure
Bulkhead Structures
Superstructures and Deckhouses
Structural Design in General
Some Common Local Design Rules
Support of Equipment and Outfitting Details
Structural Aspects not Covered by Rules

Sec. 2 Materials and Material Protection


A. General
B. Structural Aluminium Alloy
C. Corrosion Protection
D. Other Materials
Sec. 3 Manufacturing
A. General
B. Inspection
C. Extent of Examination
D. Acceptance Criteria for NDT
E. Testing
Sec. 4 Hull Girder Strength
A. General
B. Vertical Bending Strength
C. Shear Strength
D. Cases to be Investigated
E. Transverse Strength of Twin Hull Craft
Sec. 5 Plating and Stiffeners
A. General
B. Plating
C. Stiffeners
Sec. 6 Web Frames and Girder Systems
A. General
B. Web Frames and Girders
Sec. 7 Pillars and Pillar Bulkheads
A. General
B. Pillars
C. Supporting Bulkheads
Sec. 8 Weld Connections
A. General
B. Types of Welded Joints
C. Size of Connections
Sec. 9 Direct Strength Calculations
A. General
B. Plating
C. Stiffeners
D. Girders
Sec. 10 Buckling Control
A. General
B. Longitudinal Buckling Load
C. Transverse Buckling Load
D. Plating
E. Stiffeners in Direction of Compression
F. Stiffeners Perpendicular to Direction of Compression
G. Elastic Buckling of Stiffened Panels
H. Girders
PART 3 CHAPTER 4
Hull Structural Design, Fibre Composite and Sandwich Constructions
Sec. 1 Structural Principles
A. Definitions
B. Documentation
C. Structural Calculations
D. Bottom Structures
E. Side Structures
F. Deck Structure
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G. Bulkhead Structures
H. Superstructures and Deckhouses
Sec. 2 Manufacturing
A. General Requirements
B. Storage of Raw Materials
C. Production Procedures and Workmanship
D. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Sec. 3 Materials
A. General
B. Application of Materials
C. Material Properties and Qualification Testing
Sec. 4 Hull Girder Strength
A. General
B. Vertical Bending Strength
C. Shear Strength
D. Cases to be investigated
E. Transverse Strength of Twin Hull Craft
Sec. 5 Sandwich Panels
A. General
B. Bending
Sec. 6 Stiffened Single Skin Construction
A. General
B. Laterally Loaded Single Skin Laminates
Sec. 7 Stiffeners, Web Frames and Girders
A. General
B. Bending and Shear
C. Complex Girder Systems
Sec. 8 Bonded Joints
A. General
B. Design
C. Qualification
Sec. 9 Bolted Connections
A. General
B. In-plane Loads (Shear Connections)
C. Out-of-plane Loads
D. Inserts and Attachments
Sec. 10 Buckling
A. General
B. Single Skin Panels
C. Sandwich Panels
D. Beams, Girders and Stringers
E. Stiffened Plate Field
F. Columns
PART 3 CHAPTER 5
Equipment, Steering and Appendages
Sec. 1 Hull Appendages
A. General
B. Materials and Workmanship
C. Arrangement of Appendages
D. Design Loads and Supporting Structure
E. Rudders
F. Rudder Posts
G. Shaft Brackets
H. Foils
I. Waterjets
Sec. 2 Steering Arrangement
A. General
Sec. 3 Anchoring and Mooring Equipment
A. General
B. Structural Arrangement for Anchoring Equipment
C. Equipment Specification

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E.
F.
G.

Anchors
Anchor Chain Cables
Windlass and Chain Stoppers
Wire Ropes

PART 3 CHAPTER 6
Stability and Watertight Integrity, Closing Appliances
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. General
B. Requirements
C. Methods Related to the Intact Stability Investigation of Hydrofoil Boats
D. Ice Accretion Applicable to all Types of Craft
E. Access Openings
F. Air Intakes and Ventilation Openings
G. Windows
PART 3 CHAPTER 7
Accommodation and Escape Measures
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Application
B. Scope of Work
C. Submission of Documentation
Sec. 2 Requirements for Issuance of HSC Safety Certificates
A. General
App. A Interpretations
A. General
PART 3 CHAPTER 8
Life-saving Appliances and Arrangements
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Application
B. Scope of Work
C. Submission of Documentation
Sec. 2 Requirements for Issuance of HSC Safety Certificates
A. General
PART 3 CHAPTER 9
Direct Calculation Methods
Sec. 1 Procedures and Application
A. General
B. Documentation
C. Levels of Direct Calculations
D. Water Jets with Adjacent Structure
Sec. 2 Wave Loads and Motions
A. General
B. Static Loads
C. Wave Loads and Motions Analyses
Sec. 3 Global Strength Analysis
A. General
B. Finite Element Analysis
Sec. 4 Local Structure Models
A. Local Finite Element Models
Sec. 5 Ultimate Strength Analysis
A. Acceptance Criteria
Sec. 6 Fatigue Analysis
A. General
B. Loads and Design Criteria

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PART 4 CHAPTER 1
Machinery Systems, General
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
Sec. 2 Materials
A. General
Sec. 3 Design Principles
A. Arrangement
B. Construction and Function
C. Reliability and Availability
D. Personnel Protection
PART 4 CHAPTER 2
Rotating Machinery, General
Sec. 1 Introduction
A. General
Sec. 2 Certification Principles
A. General
B. The Certification Process
C. Alternative Survey Arrangements
Sec. 3 Design and Documentation
A. General
B. Special Materials and Processes
Sec. 4 Electric Power Generation
A. General
PART 4 CHAPTER 3
Rotating Machinery, Drivers
Sec. 1 Diesel Engines
A. General
B. Design
C. Testing and Inspection
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspections
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 2 Gas Turbines
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement
G. System Vibration
H. Installation Inspections
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 3 Steam Turbines
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement
G. Vibrations
H. Installation Inspections
I. Shipboard Testing

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PART 4 CHAPTER 4
Rotating Machinery, Power Transmission
Sec. 1 Shafting
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 2 Gear Transmissions
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 3 Clutches
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control, Alarm and Safety Functions and Indication
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 4 Bending Compliant Couplings
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control, Alarm, Safety Functions and Indication
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 5 Torsionally Elastic Couplings
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control, Alarm, Safety Functions and Indication
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard Testing
PART 4 CHAPTER 5
Rotating Machinery, Driven Units
Sec. 1 Propellers
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard Testing

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Sec. 2 Water Jets


A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control, Alarm, Safety Functions and Indications
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Survey
I. Shipboard Testing
Sec. 3 Podded and Geared Thrusters
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control, Alarm, Safety Functions and Indication
F. Arrangement
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
I. Shipboard testing
Sec. 4 Compressors
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement Onboard
G. Vibration
H. Installation Inspection
PART 4 CHAPTER 6
Piping Systems
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Signboards
Sec. 2 Materials
A. Piping Systems
Sec. 3 Design Principles
A. Arrangement
Sec. 4 Craft Piping Systems
A. Bilge Pumping, Drainage, Air, Sounding and Filling Pipes
Sec. 5 Machinery Piping Systems and Ventilation
A. General
B. Other Systems
Sec. 6 Pipes, Pumps, Valves, Flexible Hoses and Detachable Pipe Connections
A. Pipes
B. Pumps
C. Valves
D. Flexible Hoses
E. Detachable Pipe Connections
Sec. 7 Manufacture, Workmanship, Inspection and Testing
A. Joining of Plastic Pipes
B. Welding and Brazing
C. Hydrostatic Tests of Piping
D. Functional Testing
E. Non-Destructive Testing
PART 4 CHAPTER 7
Pressure Vessels
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification

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C.
D.
E.
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Definitions
Documentation
Accumulators for Hydraulic Systems
Cylinders for Fire Extinguishing System
Signboards

Sec. 2 Materials
A. Material Requirements
Sec. 3 Arrangement
A. Boilers and Pressure Vessels
B. Thermal-oil Installations
C. Exhaust Gas Boiler or Economisers
Sec. 4 General Design Requirements
A. General
B. Design Criteria
C. Scantlings of Shells and Flat and Dished Ends
D. Openings and Compensations
E. Covers for Inspection Openings and Manholes
F. Heat Exchanger Tubes
Sec. 5 Particular Design Requirements for Boilers
A. Shells and Headers of Cylindrical Sections
B. Headers of Rectangular or Irregular Sections
C. Dished Ends
D. Flat Plates Supported by Stays
E. Furnaces and Fireboxes of Cylindrical Form, Uptakes, Cross-tubes and Ogee Rings
F. Stays
G. Tubes
H. Access and Inspection Openings
Sec. 6 Mountings and Fittings
A. General
B. Safety Valves
C. Stop Valves and Check Valves
D. Blow-down Valves and Test Valves for Boiler Water
E. Gauges
Sec. 7 Instrumentation and Automation
A. General
B. Boilers
C. Exhaust Gas Boilers or Economisers
D. Water Heaters
E. Thermal-oil Heaters
Sec. 8 Manufacture, Workmanship and Testing
A. Manufacture
B. Workmanship
C. Heat Treatment
D. Testing
E. Marking
App. A Types and Minimum Dimensions of the Inspection Openings in Boilers and Pressure Vessels
A. Definitions and Dimensions
PART 4 CHAPTER 8
Electrical installations
Sec. 1 Service description
A. Application
B. Verification scheme
Sec. 2 System design
A. General
B. Main electric power supply system
C. Emergency power supply system
D. Battery systems
E. Starting arrangement for engines with electric starter
F. Electric power distribution
G. Protection
H. Control of electric equipment
I. Vessel arrangement
J. Cable selection
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Sec. 3 Equipment in general


A. General requirements
B. Environmental requirements
C. Equipment ratings
D. Mechanical and electrical properties
E. Marking and signboards
F. Insulation
G. Inspection and testing
Sec. 4 Switchgear and control gear assemblies
A. Construction
B. Power circuits
C. Control and protection circuits
D. Inspection and testing
Sec. 5 Rotating machines
A. General
B. Additional requirements for generators
C. Inspection and testing
Sec. 6 Power transformers
A. General
B. Inspection and testing
Sec. 7 Semi-conductor converters
A. General requirements
B. Inspection and testing
Sec. 8 Miscellaneous equipment
A. General
Sec. 9 Cables
A. Application
B. General cable construction
C. Low voltage power cables
D. High voltage cables
E. Control and instrumentation cables
F. Data communication cables
G. Flexible electrical cables
H. Inspection and testing
Sec. 10 Installation
A. General Requirements
B. Equipment
C. Cables
D. Inspection and testing
Sec. 11 Hazardous areas installations
A. General
B. Documentation
C. Equipment selection
D. Installation requirements
Sec. 12 Electric propulsion
A. General
B. Verification
Sec. 13 Definitions
A. Definitions
App. A List of alarms and monitoring parameters
A. General
PART 4 CHAPTER 9
Control and Monitoring Systems
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Tests
Sec. 2 Design Principles
A. System Configuration

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B. Response to Failures
Sec. 3 System Design
A. System Elements
B. General Requirements
Sec. 4 Additional Requirements for Computer Based Systems
A. General Requirements
B. System Software
C. Control System Networks and Data Communication Links
Sec. 5 Component Design and Installation
A. General
B. Environmental Conditions, Instrumentation
C. Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Sec. 6 User Interface
A. General
B. Workstation Design and Arrangement
C. User Input Device and Display Unit Design
D. Screen Based Systems
PART 4 CHAPTER 10
Fire Safety
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Application
B. Scope of work
C. Submission of Documentation
Sec. 2 Fire Safety Measures for Issuance of HSC Safety Certificates
A. General
App. A Interpretations and Clarifications to the HSC Code Ch.7
A. General
B. HSC Code 7.2 Definitions
C. HSC Code 7.3 Classification of space use
D. HSC Code 7.4 Structural fire protection
E. HSC Code 7.5 Fuel and other flammable fluid tanks and systems
F. HSC Code 7.6 Ventilation
G. HSC Code 7.7 Fire Detection and extinguishing system
H. HSC Code 7.8 Protection of special category spaces and ro-ro spaces
I. HSC Code 7.9 Miscellaneous
J. HSC Code 7.10 Fire-fighters outfit
K. HSC Code 7.11 Arrangement (passenger craft)
L. HSC Code 7.12 Ventilation (passenger craft)
M. HSC Code 7.13 Fixed Sprinkler System (passenger craft)
N. HSC Code 7.14 Control stations (cargo craft)
O. HSC Code 7.15 Cargo spaces (cargo craft)
P. HSC Code 7.16 Fixed sprinkler system (cargo craft)
Q. HSC Code 7.17 General (Dangerous Goods)
App. B Fixed Gas Fire-extinguishing Systems
A. General
B. HSC Code 7.7.3 Fixed fire extinguishing system
PART 4 CHAPTER 11
Safety of Navigation
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. General
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Instruction Manuals
E. Test and Trials
Sec. 2 Navigational Equipment
A. Equipment Requirements
Sec. 3 Operating Compartment Layout
A. Operating Compartment Design and Layout

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Sec. 4 Handling, Controllability and Performance


A. Handling, Controllability and Performance
PART 4 CHAPTER 12
Radio Communications
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. General
B. Definitions
C. Qualifications
D. Radio Records
Sec. 2 Radio Equipment
A. Functional Requirements
B. Radio Installations
C. Radio Equipment
PART 4 CHAPTER 13
Control and Monitoring of Propulsion, Directional Control, Stabilisation and Auxiliary Systems
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. General
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Tests
Sec. 2 System Arrangements
A. System Design
B. Safety System
C. Automatic Control
D. Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System
E. Remote Control
F. Alarm System
G. Watertight Doors and Hatches
Sec. 3 Directional Control Systems
A. System Design
Sec. 4 Stabilisation Systems
A. System Design
PART 4 CHAPTER 14
Steering Gear
Sec. 1 Steering Gear
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
D. Workshop Testing
E. Power Supply, Control and Monitoring
F. Arrangement for Installation Onboard
G. (Intentionally left blank)
H. Installation
I. Shipboard Testing
App. A Additional Requirements for Non-Duplicated Rudder Actuators
A. General
B. Design
C. Inspection and Testing
PART 5 CHAPTER 1
Passenger Craft
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Documentation
Sec. 2 Passenger Accommodation
A. Passenger and Crew Accommodation
B. Seat Construction
C. Baggage, Store and Cargo Compartments
D. Deck, Floors and Railings
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Sec. 3 Intact and Damage Stability


A. Documentation
B. Requirements
Sec. 4 Fire Safety - Passenger Craft
A. Application
Sec. 5 Electrical Installations
A. Requirements
Sec. 6 Machinery and Systems
A. Requirements to Machinery
B. Bilge Pump and Drainage Systems
Sec. 7 Control and Monitoring
A. General Requirements
B. System Design
PART 5 CHAPTER 2
Car Ferry
Sec. 1 General Regulations
A. Classification
B. Application
C. Safety for Persons Onboard
D. Service Restrictions
E. Documentation
Sec. 2 Arrangement
A. Hull Arrangement
B. Bow Arrangement
Sec. 3 Structures, Equipment
A. Wheel Loadings and Car Deck Structure
B. Stability
C. Bilge Arrangement or Drainage
D. Bow Door Structure
E. External Vehicle Ramps
Sec. 4 Fire Safety - Car Ferries
A. Application
Sec. 5 Control and Monitoring
A. General Requirements
B. System Design
PART 5 CHAPTER 3
Cargo
Sec. 1 General Regulations
A. Classification
B. Documentation
Sec. 2 Arrangement
A. Cargo Compartments
B. Side and Stern Doors
C. Bow Doors
D. Indication and Surveillance
E. Cargo Hatches
F. External Vehicle Ramps
Sec. 3 Structures, Equipment
A. General
B. Requirements for Stability
Sec. 4 Machinery and System
A. Arrangements in Cargo Spaces
B. Fire Safety - Cargo Craft
C. Requirements for Machinery
D. Electrical Installations
Sec. 5 Container Carriers
A. General
B. Testing and Marking of Lashing and Securing Equipment
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D.
E.
F.
G.

Arrangements for Stowing and Lashing of Containers


Design Loads
Strength Analysis
Allowable Forces and Stresses
Signboards

Sec. 6 Control and Monitoring


A. General Requirements
B. System Design
PART 5 CHAPTER 4
Crew Boats
Sec. 1 General regulations
A. Classification
B. Periodical surveys
C. Documentation
Sec. 2 Class requirements
A. Structures and equipment
B. Anchoring and mooring equipment
C. Stability, water- and weathertight integrity
D. Arrangement
E. Machinery
F. Piping systems
G. Electrical systems
H. Cargo handling systems
Sec. 3 Safety requirements
A. General
B. Damaged stability
C. Fire safety
D. Lifesaving appliances
PART 5 CHAPTER 5
Yachts
Sec. 1 General Regulations
A. Classification
B. Documentation
Sec. 2 Arrangement
A. General
B. Furniture
C. Baggage and Store Compartments
D. Decks
Sec. 3 Structures and Equipment
A. General
B. Subdivision and Arrangement
C. Hull Structural Design
D. Openings and Closing Appliances
E. Stability
F. Anchoring and Mooring Equipment
Sec. 4 Machinery and Systems
A. General
B. Piping Systems
C. Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery
D. Electrical Systems
Sec. 5 Fire Safety
A. General
B. Structural Fire Protection, Materials and Arrangements
C. Ventilation
D. Fire Detection and TV Monitoring System
E. Fire Extinguishing System
F. Fire Main and Portable Extinguishers
G. Sprinkler System
H. Firefigters Outfit and EEBDs
Sec. 6 Special Regulations
A. Life-saving Appliances

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PART 5 CHAPTER 6
Patrol Boats
Sec. 1 General Regulations
A. Classification
B. Documentation
Sec. 2 Arrangement
A. Watertight Integrity and Buoyancy
B. Accommodation
C. Deck Arrangement
D. Openings and Closing Appliances
Sec. 3 Structures and Equipment
A. Scantlings
B. Equipment
Sec. 4 Machinery and Systems
A. Machinery and Hull Piping
B. Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery
C. Electrical systems
Sec. 5 Fire Safety
A. General
B. Structural fire protection and arrangements
C. Ventilation
D. Fire detection
E. Extinguishing systems
F. Fire pumps and fire main
G. Portable extinguishers
H. Miscellaneous
Sec. 6 Special Requirements
A. Lifesaving Appliances
B. Radiocommunication
PART 5 CHAPTER 7
Naval Landing Craft
Sec. 1 General Regulations
A. Classification
B. Deviations from the Rules
Sec. 2 Arrangements
A. Arrangements
Sec. 3 Open Sea Operations
A. Design Loads
B. Structural Strength
C. Stability, Watertight and Weathertight Integrity
D. Piping Systems
E. Fire Safety
F. Safe Evacuation
Sec. 4 Beaching Operations
A. Special Considerations for Beaching Operations
B. Structural Strength
C. Piping Systems
D. Machinery
Sec. 5 LPD Operations
A. Special Considerations for LPD Operations
PART 5 CHAPTER 8
Carriage of Dangerous Goods
Sec. 1 Fire Safety
A. Requirements for craft and cargo spaces intended for the carriage of dangerous goods *

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PART 5 CHAPTER 9
Small Service Crafts
Sec. 1 General
A. Introduction
B. Procedural Requirements
Sec. 2 Class Requirements
A. Structure and Equipment
B. Anchoring and Mooring Equipment
C. Stability, Water- and Weathertight Integrity
D. Arrangement
E. Machinery
F. Piping Systems
G. Electrical Systems
H. Control and Monitoring Systems
Sec. 3 Safety Requirements
A. General
B. Damaged Stability
C. Fire Safety
D. Life Saving Appliances
E. Safety of Navigation
F. Radiocommunications
G. Miscellaneous
App. A Documentation Requirements
A. Documentation
PART 5 CHAPTER 14
Naval and Naval Support Vessels
Sec. 1 General Regulations
A. Introduction
B. Examination Principles
C. Definitions
D. Classification of Newbuildings
E. Deviations from the Rules
Sec. 2 Arrangements
A. Deck Arrangements
B. Watertight Compartments
C. Zones
D. Accommodation (for HS, LC and NSC)
E. Stores (for HS, LC and NSC)
Sec. 3 Design Loads
A. General Requirements
B. Hull Girder Loads (for HS, LC and NSC)
C. Local Loads (for HS, LC and NSC)
D. Operational Loads
E. Accidental Loads
Sec. 4 Structural Strength
A. General Requirements
B. Structural Arrangement
C. Local Strength
D. Global Strength
E. Weld Connections
F. Buckling (for HS, LC and NSC)
G. Direct Strength Calculations
Sec. 5 Stability, Watertight and Weathertight Integrity
A. General
B. Freeboard, External Watertight Integrity (for HS, LC and NSC)
C. Intact Stability Requirements
D. Internal Watertight Integrity
Sec. 6 Piping Systems
A. General
B. Design Principles
C. Pipes, Pumps, Valves, Flexible Hoses and Detachable Pipe Connections
D. Manufacture, Workmanship, Inspection and Testing
E. Marking
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F. Machinery Piping Systems


G. Vessel Piping System
Sec. 7 Machinery, Propulsion and Positioning
A. General Requirements
B. Operational Conditions
C. Arrangement and System Design
D. Component Specific Requirements
Sec. 8 Electric Power Generation and Transfer
A. General Requirements
B. Design Principles
C. System Design
D. Switchgear and Control Gear Assemblies
E. Rotating Machinery
F. Miscellaneous Equipment
G. Installation and Testing
H. Electric Propulsion
Sec. 9 Control and Monitoring
A. General Requirements
B. Documentation
C. System Design
D. Component Design and Installation
E. Alarm System
F. Damage Control System
G. Monitoring and control
H. Control Systems
Sec. 10 Fire Safety
A. General
B. Rule References and Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Structure
E. Fire Control Zones
F. Fire Integrity of Bulkheads and Decks
G. Means of Escape
H. Ventilation Systems
I. Material Requirements
J. Fire Detection System
K. Fixed Fire-extinguishing System
L. Fire-extinguishing Equipment
M. Fire Pumps and Fire Main
N. Firefighters Outfit
O. Other Spaces
P. Helicopter Facilities
Q. Fire Control Plans
Sec. 11 Fire Safety Requirements for FRP Naval Vessels
A. General Requirements
B. Structural Fire Protection, Materials and Arrangements
C. Ventilation
D. Fire Detection System
E. Fire Extinguishing Systems and Hazardous spaces
F. Fire Pumps, Fire Main and Portable Extinguishers
G. Sprinkler System
H. Firefighters outfit
I. Additional Fire Protection (optional)
Sec. 12 Safe Evacuation of Personnel
A. General
B. Communications
C. Personal Life-saving Appliances
D. Muster List, Emergency Instructions and Manuals
E. Operating Instructions
F. Survival Craft Stowage
G. Survival Craft and Rescue Boat Embarkation and Recovery Arrangements
H. Line-throwing Appliance
I. Operational Readiness, Maintenance and Inspections
J. Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
K. Additional Requirements for Equipment
Sec. 13 Radiation Hazards
A. General
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C.
D.
E.
F.

Definitions
Documentation
Design Principles
Installation
Testing

Sec. 14 Electromagnetic Compatibility


A. General
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Design Principles
E. Installation
F. Testing
Sec. 15 Storage Rooms for Explosives
A. General
B. Basic Requirements
C. Arrangements
D. Structure
E. Fire Safety
F. Radiation Hazards
G. Signboards
PART 6 CHAPTER 1
Miscellaneous Notations
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
Sec. 2 Helicopter Installations
A. General
B. Design Loads and Load Combinations
C. Structural Strength
D. Miscellaneous
E. Requirements for Vessel Safety (HELDK-S)
F. Requirements for Helicopter Safety (HELDK-SH)
G. Requirements for Helicopter Refuelling and Hangar Facilities (HELDK-SHF)
H. (CAA-N)
I. Certification and Testing
PART 6 CHAPTER 3
Periodically Unattended Machinery Space
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Documentation
C. Periodical test
Sec. 2 System Arrangement
A. General
B. Fire Detection and Alarm System
C. Remote Control
Sec. 3 Special Requirements
A. Fire Safety
Sec. 4 Survey
A. General
PART 6 CHAPTER 8
Nautical Safety
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Instruction Manuals
E. Tests and Trials

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Sec. 2 Navigational Equipment


A. Equipment Requirements
B. Power Supply
C. Alarm System
D. Approval of Equipment
Sec. 3 Operating Compartment Layout
A. Operating Compartment Design and Layout
Sec. 4 Bridge Equipment Tests
A. General
B. On-board Testing of Bridge Equipment
Sec. 5 Compartment Environment
A. Bridge Working Environment
Sec. 6 Operational Procedures
A. Classification
PART 6 CHAPTER 9
Extended Lifetime
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Documentation
Sec. 2 Loads and Structural Strength
A. Loads
B. Acceptance Criteria
PART 6 CHAPTER 10
Nuclear Biological and Chemical Protection
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. The Rules
B. Definitions
C. Levels of NBC protection
D. Classification
E. Documentation
F. Survey
Sec. 2 Arrangement
A. General
Sec. 3 NBC Shelter and Citadel Requirements
A. NBC Shelter and Citadel Requirements
B. Other
Sec. 4 Testing
A. Testing
PART 6 CHAPTER 11
Hull Monitoring Systems
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
Sec. 2 Component Requirements
A. Component Requirements
B. Sensors
C. Signal Conditioning Units
Sec. 3 System Design
A. System Requirements
B. Primary Elements
C. Data Processing
D. User Interfaces
E. Data Storage
F. Extent of Monitoring

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Sec. 4 Installation and Testing


A. General
B. Approval and Testing Procedure
PART 6 CHAPTER 12
Noise and Vibrations
Sec. 1 Noise and Vibration
A. General
B. Noise
C. Structural Vibration
D. Machinery Vibration
PART 6 CHAPTER 13
Gas Fuelled Ship Installations
Sec. 1 General requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Certification
E. Onboard documentation
F. Signboards
Sec. 2 Materials
A. General
Sec. 3 Arrangement and system design
A. Location and separation of spaces, arrangement of entrances and other openings
B. Arrangement of air locks
C. General gas piping design
D. Exhaust system
E. System configuration
F. Gas supply system arrangement
G. Gas supply system in machinery spaces
H. Gas fuel storage tanks
I. Fuel bunkering system
J. Ventilation systems
K. Nitrogen installations
Sec. 4 Fire safety
A. General
B. Fire protection
C. Fire extinction
D. Fire detection and alarm systems
Sec. 5 Electrical systems
A. General
B. Area classification
C. Inspection and testing
D. Maintenance
Sec. 6 Control, monitoring and safety systems
A. General
B. Gas control system
C. Gas safety system
D. Ventilation control, monitoring and safety
E. Gas engine monitoring
Sec. 7 Compressors and gas engines
A. Gas compressors
B. Gas engine design
Sec. 8 Manufacture, workmanship and testing
A. Gas tanks
B. Gas piping systems
C. Onboard testing

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PART 6 CHAPTER 17
Safety of Navigation for Naval Vessels
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
Sec. 2 Design of Workplace
A. General
B. Bridge and Workstation Arrangement
C. Bridge Configuration
D. Requirements Specific for SOLAS Vessels
E. Requirements Specific for HSC Code Vessels
Sec. 3 Bridge Working Environment
A. Requirements for Bridge Working Environment
Sec. 4 Carriage Requirements for Navigational Systems and Equipment
A. General
B. Carriage Requirements
PART 6 CHAPTER 18
Combat Survivability
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Documentation
Sec. 2 Hull Damage Strength
A. General
B. Documentation
C. Damage strength
Sec. 3 System Redundancy
A. General
B. Documentation
C. System Requirements
D. Surveys
PART 6 CHAPTER 23
Fuel Cell Installations
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. Classification
B. Definitions
C. Documentation
D. Certification
E. Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Sec. 2 Design Principles for FC-POWER Notation
A. Design Principles
Sec. 3 Materials
A. General
B. Special Requirements for Different Fuels
Sec. 4 Arrangement and System Design
A. Location and Separation of Spaces
B. Arrangement of Entrances and Other Openings
C. General Pipe Design
D. System Configuration
E. FC fuel Supply System In Fuel Cell Spaces
F. FC Fuel Storage
G. FC Fuel Tank Design
H. Fuel Bunkering System and Distribution System outside Machinery Spaces
I. Ventilation System
Sec. 5 Fire Safety
A. General
B. Fire Protection
C. Fire Extinction
D. Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

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Sec. 6 Electrical Systems


A. General
B. Area Classification
C. Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area
D. Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area
Sec. 7 Control, Monitoring and Safety Systems
A. General
B. Monitoring
C. Gas Detection
D. Safety Functions of Gas Supply Systems
Sec. 8 Compressors
A. FC Fuel Compressors
Sec. 9 Manufacture, Workmanship and Testing
A. Liquefied Gas Tank
B. FC Fuel Piping Systems
C. Onboard Testing of FC Plant
PART 6 CHAPTER 27
Recycling
Sec. 1 General requirements
A. Introduction
B. References
C. General requirements
Sec. 2 Class notation RECYCLABLE
A. Introduction
B. Requirements
PART 6 CHAPTER 28
Tentative Rules for Battery Power
Sec. 1 General
A. Introduction
B. Terminology and definitions
C. Procedural Requirements
Sec. 2 Design Principles for Battery Power Notation
A. Design Principles
Sec. 3 Arrangement and System Design
A. Design of Battery Spaces
Sec. 4 Batteries
A. General
B. Lithium Batteries
C. Lead Acid and NiCd Batteries
D. Other Battery Technologies
E. Installation
F. Inspection and Testing
Sec. 5 Fire Safety
A. General
Sec. 6 Electrical Systems
A. General
B. Power Converters
Sec. 7 Control, Monitoring and Safety Systems
A. General
B. Control and Monitoring
C. Alarm
D. Safety
Sec. 8 Installation
A. Inspection and Testing

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PART 6 CHAPTER 29
Electrical Shore Connections
Sec. 1 General
A. Introduction
B. Procedural Requirements
Sec. 2 Technical requirements
A. General
B. Switchgear and interlocks
C. Emergency disconnection
D. Control and monitoring
E. Installation
F. Survey and Testing
PART 6 CHAPTER 30
Service on Windfarms and other Offshore Installations
Sec. 1 General
A. Introduction
Sec. 2 Personnel Transfer Systems
A. Requirements for Craft Strength and Safety
B. Cargo and Fuel Oil Transfer Systems
C. Noise and Vibration
App. A Documentation Requirements
A. Documentation
PART 6 CHAPTER 32
Tentative Rules for Low Flashpoint Liquid Fuelled Ship Installations
Sec. 1 General
A. Introduction
B. References
C. Procedural Requirements
Sec. 2 Materials
A. General
Sec. 3 Arrangement and Design
A. General
B. Fuel Storage
C. Fuel Transfer and Supply
D. Access
E. Ventilation
F. Fuel Bunkering
G. Nitrogen Installations
Sec. 4 Fire Safety
A. General
B. Containment of Fire
C. Fire Fighting
Sec. 5 Electrical Systems
A. General
B. Area Classification
C. Inspection and testing
D. Maintenance
Sec. 6 Control, Monitoring and Safety Systems
A. General
B. Control System
C. Safety System
D. Engine Monitoring
Sec. 7 Engines and Pumps
A. Pumps
B. Engines
Sec. 8 Manufacture, Workmanship and Testing
A. General
B. Fuel Tanks

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C. Piping System
D. Onboard Testing
Sec. 9 Operational Instructions
A. General
Sec. 10 Personnel Protection
A. General
Sec. 11 Ship Type Considerations
A. Chemical Tankers
B. Passenger vessels
C. Offshore supply vessels
PART 7 CHAPTER 1
Survey Requirements
Sec. 1 General Requirements
A. General
B. Hull and Equipment
C. Machinery and Systems
Sec. 2 Annual Surveys Extent Main Class
A. General Requirements
B. Hull and Equipment
C. Machinery and Systems
Sec. 3 Intermediate Surveys Extent Main Class
A. General Requirements
B. Hull and Equipment
C. Machinery and Systems
Sec. 4 Renewal Surveys Extent Main Class
A. General Requirements
B. Hull and Equipment
C. Machinery and Systems
D. Table of survey methods for machinery
Sec. 5 Miscellaneous Main Class Surveys
A. Bottom Surveys
B. Propeller Shaft Survey
C. Propeller Connection Survey
D. Survey of Geared Thrusters for Main Propulsion and DYNPOS
E. Survey of Podded Thrusters for Main Propulsion and DYNPOS
F. Water Jet Survey
G. Boiler Survey
Sec. 6 Optional Class Notation Surveys
A. General
B. Nautical Safety
Sec. 7 Alternative Survey Arrangements
A. General
B. Hull Survey Arrangements
C. Machinery Survey Arrangements
Sec. 8 Surveys Performed by Approved Companies
A. Surveys by Approved Companies or Service Suppliers
PART 7 CHAPTER 2
Retroactive Requirements
Sec. 1 Retroactive Rule Requirements
A. Safety of Navigation

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CHANGES HISTORIC
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July 2014 edition


Main changes July 2014, entering into force 1 January 2015

Sec.1 General

D101: Reference to Publication List has been removed as this has become obsolete.

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Table 1 Current rule chapters has been updated with the correct revision dates.

January 2014 edition


Main changes January 2014, entering into force 1 July 2014

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Table 1 Current rule chapters has been updated with the correct revision dates.

July 2013 edition


Amendments September 2013

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Table 1 Current rule chapters has been updated to reflect amendments to the July 2013 edition.
Main changes

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January 2013 edition


Main changes

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