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ClassNK issues new workboat guidelines

ClassNK issues new workboat guidelines

Tokyo: Japan-based classification ClassNK has announced the release of new guidelines specifically for Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) and other workboats. The new guidelines, which are being released in both English and Chinese, compile all of the ClassNK rules applicable to the construction and survey of tugs, OSVs, Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) ships, and other work boats. Designed to be a complete and easy to use reference for work boat designers, builders, and operators, the new guidelines include complete chapters on work boat construction, installations, and positioning systems, as well as specific requirements for specialized work boats like fire fighting vessels
The release of these new guidelines come as part of ClassNK's continued expansion into the global work boat market, which has brought great gains for the world's largest class society. As a result of these expanded services, work boats accounted for nearly 25% of the newbuildings classed by NK last year. [03/09/10]

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