New Rules For Stern-First Ice-Class Vessels

We have just published the first dedicated set of rules for stern-first ice-class ships, answering demand for technical support as industry continues to explore the potential of polar transportation routes and the new energy reserves in the far north.

 

The timely release of the rules comes as more and more ships are being ordered with options such as podded propulsion systems and azimuthing thrusters – products that can improve icebreaking capability and reduce resistance – allowing them to navigate stern first through ice.

“These practical rules are answering a growing demand in the market and include the use of standard operational scenarios to provide designers with a basis for prescriptive rule applications that have been validated with designers and operators of these specialist ships,” said Robert Tustin, Lloyd’s Register’s Technical Manager for New Construction in Asia.

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