This document has been issued on November 1st, 2022, and came into force on the same date.
The Guidelines on Ship Wind Assisted Propulsion Systems (WAPS) contain requirements for classification of ships fitted with wind assisted propulsion system (WAPS) and WAPS certification to ensure its installation on board the ship.
The subject of these Guidelines is rotor sails and wing sails provided the WAPS serve as auxiliary propulsion but not primary propulsion systems in relevant weather conditions.
These Guidelines include the following chapters:
DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS, APPLICATION, TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
HULL, MATERIALS AND WELDING
SYSTEMS AND PIPING
TECHNICAL SUPERVISION OF WAPS EQUIPMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION OF SHIPS AND DURING MANUFACTURE OF PRODUCTS