RS Establishes Expert Group to Provide New Services for Ships in Operation
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has established an expert group for rendering technical documentation services for sea-going ships in operation.
The new group is responsible for the development and review of the documents related to:
– determination of permissible scantlings of hull structure members according to the RS Rules;
– check of the ship’s hull compliance with the RS Rules;
– enhanced survey programme of hull structures in compliance with the IACS Unified Requirements (Z10.1, Z10.2, Z10.3, Z10.4, Z10.5, IMO Resolution 744(18), as amended);
– assessment of ships stability according to the RS Rules when accepting the ships into the RS class.
By virtue of the expert group establishment, since August, 2013 the shipowners have an opportunity to order development or review of the above documents directly at RS.
As noted by Vladimir Baranov, the Director of RS Marine Directorate: “New expert group is established for the ease of RS customers as well as for the improvement of RS class attractiveness for the shipowners.”
RS, August 20, 2013