BV Rules

Bureau Veritas develops Rules, Rule Notes and additional guidance to benefit our clients, partners, and the marine industry overall. We use the vast experience of our engineers, gained through years of service in the marine industry, combined with advanced research into structure and hydrodynamics, to ensure development of the most relevant and up-to-date Rules.

Bureau Veritas provides an archive of more than 180 technical documents freely available for download.

Documents in the Rules and Rule Notes category are technical publications related to marine units and/or specific equipment for marine and offshore units. These documents detail applicable requirements for certification and classification by Bureau Veritas.

Publications marked Guidance Notes offer information and technical advice on specific points related to marine units. These documents may not to be considered Rules or Rule Notes for the classification and certification of marine units.

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  • NI648 - Container Lashing Assessment (Edition October 2018)
  • NI653 - Risk-Based Structural Integrity Management for Topside Structures (Edition October 2018)
  • NR528 - Green Passport (Edition October 2018)
  • NR625 - Structural Rules for Container Ships (Edition October 2018)
  • NR642 - Cybersecurity Requirements for Products to be Installed On-Board Naval Ships (Edition July 2018)

  • NR566 - Hull Arrangement, Stability, and Systems for Ships less than 500 GT (Edition July 2018)

  • NI655 - LNG Carrier Conversion to FSRU or FSU (Edition July 2018)

  • NR645 - Rules for the Classification of Floating Storage Regasification Units and Floating Storage Units (Edition July 2018)