This document was published on 1 June 2023 and will become effective on 1 July 2023.
These Rules are applicable to single-side skin and double-side skin bulk carriers with a length L of 90 m or above, as well as double-hull oil tankers with a length L of 150 m or above.
An oil tanker is defined as a ship that must comply with Annex I of MARPOL73/78.
Furthermore, these Rules are specifically applicable to self-propelled ships with unrestricted navigation.
The Rules are organized into two volumes.
Volume 1 contains requirements for classification other than those covered in IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers.
This consolidated version of Volume 1 includes the following:
i) Amendments to the July 2022 edition of Volume 1 of the 'Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers' published in 'Rules Change Notice No.1 of September 2022' and 'Rules Change Notice No.2 of December 2022'.
ii) For the convenience of users, a summary of additions and amendments incorporated in the various Rule Change Notices issued since July 2022, along with their effective dates, is provided in the respective tables.
iii) This edition of the Rules also includes amendments made after the publication of Rules Change Notice No. 2 of December 2022. Such amendments are indicated in Table 1.
Volume 2, titled Common Structural Rules, covers the requirements of IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (01 Jan 2023 Version, effective from 01 July 2023).
Additionally, Annexure 1 at the end of Volume 2 provides guidance for the application of individual classification society requirements referenced in IACS Common Structural Rules.