RS Rules Update conference roundup

Oct 04 2019

Russian Register of Shipping’s (RS) ‘Rules Update’ Conference took place on 18th September, during Neva 2019, in St Petersburg.

About 100 national and international representatives of ship design offices, shipyards, materials and equipment suppliers, shipowners, service companies and maritime academies took part in the event.

This event was a part of the RS rules update conference programme, following up the spring and summer meetings, as well as one held last year.

The programme’s objective is to encourage an open dialogue between the class society and other parties of the maritime industry concerned with the aim of enhancing RS’ activities.

In his opening speech, RS Director General Konstantin Palnikov. noted that class rules are one of the essential parts of the maritime industry providing for long-term planning. However, the rules require timely updating to meet the demands of clients.

Head of the RS Classification Division, Sergey Shishkin, gave a review of the RS Rules requirements update.

He said that in order to handle a wide range of ship’s design features more than 20 new class notations were introduced over the past three years.

A highlight of the conference was the introduction of the new distinguishing mark for double-acting ships – DAS.

In addition, Shishkin talked of the capabilities of RS new designated software. The multi-level survey under construction control system ‘NewbuildingRS’ provides RS surveyors with the updated ship status throughout the construction stage. The Ship Design module for design documentation management under RS review will be accessible for RS clients to track the plan approval process online. 


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