The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published the first nine in a planned list of twelve recommendations documents on cyber safety, the culmination of a long-term initiative built on cross industry input and support.
ClassNK has announced the release of its new PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence software, provided free of charge to assist shipping companies in improving their PSC performance.
LR has announced a new co-operation project with Korean shipbuilder HHI to explore the value of blockchain when applied to shipbuilding.
DNV GL reports that it has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships, aiming to cover new operational concepts that do not fit within existing regulations and technologies that control functions that would normally be performed by humans.
Class societies Lloyd’s Register and RINA have announced separate new initiatives to support the certification of technology-enabled vessels at sea, as we move to the era of what RINA describes as the ‘Digital Ship’.
Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released a software upgrade which aims to simplify compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has confirmed that it has started issuing electronic certificates for all its classed vessels, in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidelines for the use of e-Certificates (FAL.5-Circ.39-Rev2).
Bureau Veritas has launched a new web-based search engine for maritime stakeholders to identify, locate and contact service suppliers or manufacturers approved by the class society, and to search for certified products and materials.
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.
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