ClassNK publishes Guidelines for Digital Smart Ships

Classification Society ClassNK has released its latest ‘Guidelines for Digital Smart Ships’, outlining the procedures to be undertaken to gain class notations for ships with advanced digital technology.

The guidelines are part of the society’s recently announced Innovation Endorsement initiative, which aims to create a process to certify innovations for the maritime sector utilising digital technology.

The Digital Smart Ship guidelines set out the requirements for class notations to be granted to ships equipped with systems such as energy efficiency analysis, hull or machinery monitoring, sloshing detection and prediction, onboard data processing and data transmission to shore, routing/speed optimisation and remote monitoring/operation.

ClassNK says that it plans to expand and update the guidelines as required in response to evolving industry needs and advances in digital technology, to support the industry’s ongoing efforts in developing new innovations.

The guidelines are available to download free of charge via ClassNK’s website for those who have registered for the ClassNK ‘My Page’ service.

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