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Rules for the classification of inland navigation vessels

These BV Rules are applicable to all vessels designed and operated for inland navigation and related activities. They provide detail on the requirements for the assignment and the maintenance of Bureau Veritas classification of ships.

Unless otherwise specified, these Rules apply to units for which the date of contract for construction is on or after February, 1st 2015.

BV  Rules for the Classification of Inland Navigation Vessels consist of the following documents:

Reference Contents Edition

Part A - Classification and Surveys

Nov 2014

Part B - Hull design and Construction

Nov 2014

Part C - Machinery, Systems and Electricity

Nov 2014

Part D - Additional Requirements for Notations

Nov 2014

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 inland navigation vessels/units such as:

  •   Equipment and materials certification - requirements for the classification of inland navigation vessels/units

  •   Requirements for thickness measurements applicable to inland vessels

  •   Floating establishment

  •   Harbour equipment

  •   Condition assessment programme for inland navigation vessels – CAP inland

  •   Tanker plus – inland navigation vessels

  •   Guidelines for corrosion protection applicable to inland navigation vessels

  •   Loading instrument for inland navigation vessels

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.