NR467 Rules for the classification of steel ships

Bureau Veritas Rules for the classification of steel ships are applicable to seagoing steel ships. They provide detailed requirements for the assignment and the maintenance of classed ships by Bureau Veritas.

Unless otherwise specified, these Rules apply to ships for which the date of contract for construction is on or after 1st of July 2021. The Society may refer to the contents hereof before 1st of July 2021, as and when deemed necessary or appropriate. BV Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships consist of the following documents:


NR467 A1 R18

Part A - Classification and Surveys

Jul. 2021

NR467 B1 R13

Part B - Hull and Stability

Jul. 2021

NR467 C1 R13

Part C - Machinery, Electricity, Automation, and Fire Protection

Jul. 2021

NR467 D1 R13

Part D - Service Notations
including Ro-Ro cargo ships, pure car/truck carriers, container ships, livestock carriers, bulk carriers, ore carriers, oil tankers, FLS tankers, chemical tankers, liquefied gas carriers, tankers, passenger ships, Ro-Ro passengers ships, ships for dredging activity, non-propelled units, fishing vessels, offshore patrol vessels

Jul. 2021

NR467 E1 R04

Part E - Service Notations for Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs
including tugs, anchor handling vessels, supply vessels, fire-fighting ships, oil recovery ships, cable laying ships, diving support vessels, lifting units, semi-submersible cargo ships, standby rescue vessels, accommodation units, pipe laying units

Jul. 2021

NR467 F1 R13

Part F - Additional Class Notations

Jul. 2021

Other Bureau Veritas technical documents are available for free download through the Full list of Bureau Veritas Rules, Rule Notes and Guidance Notes, including documents dedicated to a particular ship type such as:

  • NR606 Bulk carriers and oil tankers (CSR)

  • NR517 Compressed natural gas carriers

  • NR490 Crew boats

  • NR475 Floating docks

  • NR396 High-speed crafts

  • NR527 Icebreakers

  • NR620 LNG bunkering ship

  • NR589 Wind farm service ships

  • NR500 Yachts

Note: Bureau Veritas may at any time issue corrigenda for any published Rules or Guidance Notes to address errors in the printed and/or electronic editions.

NR646 Tentative Rules for Structural Assessment of Steel Ships