RINA amends Rules for loading and unloading arrangements and other lifting appliances
Sep 27, 2022
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Classification Society RINA has revised Chapter 13 of its Rules for loading and unloading arrangements and for other lifting appliances on board ships. The requirements of the Rules apply to loading and unloading systems in general and to other new lifting appliances, on board ships or floating vessels.
The revised Chapter 13 Cargo Support Devices applies to those portable/removable devices used to support cargo units stowed on the decks/holds of the ships with design vertical accelerations at any point not greater than 1g (e.g. displacing ships). The devices may be stands, pillars, frames, trestles and other similar devices intended to bear the direct loads exerted by the cargo units by spreading them on the underlying hull structures. This chapter applies to devices built in steel only, whilst devices built in materials other than steel will be specially considered.
The amended Rules enter into force on October 1st 2022.