RINA has released its ‘Guidelines for the certification of metallic products made by additive manufacturing’ for the marine Industry, to ensure that each step in the additive manufacturing process for items to be used in a maritime context is repeatable, documented and can be verified by a third party.
DNV GL has announced the release of its first cyber security class notations, to be published on the classification society’s rules page from July 2018.
Classification society ABS has developed a new methodology to measure cyber security risk associated with operational technology, providing a calculated risk index for vessels, fleets and facilities.
ClassNK has released its new Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, covering the applicable range and procedures which should be applied in the use of drones during these activities, as well as technical considerations for safe operation and requirements for drone service suppliers.
ABS has announced the launch of e-Certificates, digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates which will now be made available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorisation.
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has launched “several projects” to help the industry adapt to changes in regulations and technologies, as well as identify barriers to autonomous ship operations, according to chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
Bureau Veritas reports that it has now begun issuing both classification and statutory certificates in digital formats, following successful pilots of the electronic documentation with ship owners and flag states.
Songa Shipmanagement has reached an agreement with the Korean Register (KR) for the provision of specialist cyber security technical services to its fleet of 32 ships.
DNV GL reports that it has now passed the threshold of having issued 50,000 electronic class and statutory certificates, with more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet now trading with one or more digital certificates.
ClassNK has released the latest version of its vessel design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR), developed in response to the latest updates to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).
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