Roro Severine

Hull structure and arrangement for the classification of cargo ships less than 65 m and non cargo ships less than 90 m

This Rule Note contains the requirements for the determination of the hull scantlings (for the fore, central and aft parts of the ship) and structure arrangement applicable to the following type of ships of normal form, speed and proportions and built in steel, aluminum, or composite materials:

  • Cargo ships with length less than 65 m
  • Non-cargo ships with length less than 90 m

The wording “cargo ships” and “non-cargo ships” means:

  • Cargo ships: ships liable to carry cargoes and having a dead weight greater than 30% of the total displacement. As a general rule, these ships are fitted with cargo holds, tanks and ballast tanks (i.e bulk or ore carriers, oil or chemical tanker, container ship, general cargo ship...) and the value of the block coefficient is greater than 0,75.
  • Non-cargo ships: type of ships other than cargo ships.

Unless otherwise specified, these Rules apply to units for which the date of the contract for construction is on or after November 1st, 2018.

This issue of hull structure and arrangement for the classification of cargo ships less than 65 m and non-
cargo ships less than 90 m
consists of the following documents:

Reference Contents Edition

Hull structure and arrangement for the classification of cargo ships less than 65 m and non-cargo ships less than 90 m

Nov. 2018

Main changes in NR600, edition November 2018.

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