The July 2023 edition of the rules for classification of ships was formally approved on June 14th, 2023 by DNV Group CEO Remi Eriksen and will enter into force on the 1st of January 2024.
The main changes to the rules cover new and revised class notations, implementation of external requirements from organisations such as IACS and IMO, as well as general updates based on market and technology development.
“The new and updated rules are aligned with international regulations and are expected to improve the safety and reliability of ships,” said Geir Dugstad, Technical Director for DNV Maritime.
In addition to the changes in the rules for ships, smaller changes have also been made to the rules for classification of underwater technology and high speed and light crafts.
The rules for classification of offshore units will be presented separately.
Customers can contact their local DNV office for more information on the changes.
The rules may be applied to projects contracted before the entry into force date, upon agreement between parties.
DNV publishes one main rule edition every year. The next main rule edition is scheduled to be published in July 2024. From time to time, additional amendments may be made to the rules. These amendments will be announced in the Rules and Standards Explorer.