RINA has amended Parts A and E of Rules for the Classification of Ships with the addition of a new additional service feature “equipped for carriage of containers” to the service notations barge and pontoon.
The classification notations give the scope according to which the class of the ship has been based and refer to the specific rule requirements which are to be complied with for their assignment. In particular, the classification notations are assigned according to the type, service and navigation of the ship and other criteria which have been provided by the interested party when applying for classification.
The service notation barge is assigned to non-propelled units intended to carry (dry or liquid) cargo inside holds or tanks. This service notation may be completed by additional service features depending on the type of cargo as follows: barge-oil, barge-liquefied gas, barge-LNG bunker, barge-chemical, barge-general cargo.
The service notation pontoon is assigned to non-propelled units intended to carry cargo and/or equipment on deck only. This service notation may be completed by the additional service feature equipped for carriage of containers when the ship's fixed arrangements comply with the applicable requirements in Part E, Chapter 2.
The amendments became effective on September 1st 2022.
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