It provides information on matters such as reference guidelines and standards, terms and definitions, goals for design and construction, functional requirements, technical requirements and verification testing.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development.
ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.6.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).
IACS Chairman and CEO of DNV GL says, “Maritime, looked at some of the initiatives taken at IACS that were changing organisation.
ClassNK has concluded that the minimum required brittle crack arrest toughness for extremely thick brittle crack arrest steel plates of 100mm used in ultra-large container ships is 8,000 N/mm3/2. The technical expertise is a world-first and is based on verification tests carried out as part of a joint R&D project in collaboration with Japan Welding Engineering Society (JWES).
Investigation Report on accident of chemical tanker Key Bora making heavy contact with the western approach jetty at Alexandra Dock, Hull.
In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, comprised of leading experts from shipbuilders, shipowners and academic institutions.