Corrective actions to CSR completed

Jun 09 2017

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has confirmed the completion of the corrective actions requested to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC&OT).

 This was announced under the agenda item, Goal-Based New Ship Construction Standards (GBS) at MSC’s 98th session held on 7th June 2017.

Previously, MSC96 had confirmed CSR BC&OT complied with GBS in 2016 and the ships constructed in compliance with the rules at that time should be deemed as compliant with GBS. Also at the time, IMO asked IACS and its member societies to carry out corrective actions for non-conformities identified as part of the initial verification process. 
At MSC98 it was confirmed that IACS’s corrective actions including the rule amendments were completed. The completion of the initial GBS verification process paves the way for the latest ship designs and structures based on CSR BC&OT.
“ClassNK welcomes the confirmation for CSR BC&OT made at MSC 98. As a member of IACS, ClassNK has extensively worked to complete the corrective actions in line with the IMO’s requests as well as develop CSR BC&OT. On top of this, ClassNK has also supported the industry’s compliance to CSR BC&OT with the world’s first innovative CSR-BC&OT design support tool, PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR). 
“The software was recently updated in February, 2017 to incorporate the rule amendments which were implemented as the corrective actions. ClassNK will continue providing innovative solutions such as PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) to ensure the further safety of ships,” said Dr Toshiro Arima, director of ClassNK’s rule development division.  

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