ClassNK releases guidelines for OSVs and workboatsNews // September 9, 2010
ClassNK has announced the release of new guidelines specifically for OSVs and workboats.
The new guidelines, which are being released in both English and Chinese, compile all of the ClassNK rules applicable to the construction and survey of tugs, OSVs, anchor handlers and other workboats.
Designed to be a complete and easy to use reference for work boat designers, builders, and operators, the new guidelines include complete chapters on workboat construction, installations, and positioning systems, as well as specific requirements for specialized workboats such as fire-fighting vessels.
The release of the new guidelines come as part of ClassNK’s continued expansion into the global workboat market, which has brought great gains for the world’s largest class society. As a result of these expanded services, workboats account for nearly 25 per cent of the newbuildings classed by NK last year.
On release of the new guidelines, ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda emphasized ClassNK’s approach towards the industry, saying: "Since becoming Chairman of ClassNK in 2008, I have made it my mission to provide even better service to all of our customers, especially those in the workboat sector."
"With these new guidelines, we have greatly increased our support for this vital segment of the industry, and we will continue our efforts to provide even better service to workboat owners, designers, and shipyards in Malaysia, Indonesia, and throughout the world.”