RINA amends Parts A and F of the Rules for the Classification of Ships regarding enhanced maintenance
Nov 02, 2022
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Classification society RINA has issued Amendments to Parts A and F of the "Rules for the Classification of Ships": Enhanced Maintenance (EM) additional class notation.
The amendments entered into force on November 1st, 2022.
This additional class notation is assigned to ships subject to enhanced maintenance including:
• a three-dimensional model structural analysis performed for the hull,
• a Planned Maintenance Scheme (PMS) approved by the Society enhanced by a risk analysis of the essential systems, and
• periodical and corrective maintenance, as well as periodical and occasional surveys of hull structures and equipment performed according to approved procedures included in the Inspection and Maintenance Plan (IMP), together with audits at the Owner’s office.
The Section 40 of the document, among other, specifies the documentation necessary for submission, the Inspection and Maintenance Plan, acceptance criteria, machinery items, and maintenance of the notation.