RS announces new marks in сlass notation
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has announced new distinguishing marks and descriptive notations in the RS class notation to be implemented on 5 September 2016.
The class notation briefly specifies main structural particulars of ships. The new distinguishing marks and descriptive notations implemented will enhance the RS class notation information content for shipowners, charterers and insurance companies.
The new distinguishing marks and descriptive notations have been implemented as follows:
LNG bunkering ship is a ship, which is intended for ship-to-ship LNG fuel bunkering;
Standby vessel is a ship located at MODU/FOP, which forms a part of the MODU/FOP emergency preparedness;
Supply vessel (OS) is a ship, which is intended for serving MODU/FOP;
Pipe laying vessel is a ship, which is intended for laying subsea pipes;
Cable laying vessel is a ship, which is intended for laying subsea cables;
Pipe laying barge is a barge, which is intended for laying pipes;
Cable laying barge is a barge, which is intended for laying cables;
CONT is a ship, which is not a fully-cellular container carrier but equipped for carriage of the International Standard containers. The container transportation area is given in brackets in addition: (deck) (cargo hold(s) No.);
DG is a ship, which is equipped for carriage of dangerous goods, whereas the mode of dangerous cargo carriage is given in brackets: (bulk) - in bulk, (pack) – in packaging;
TMS means a modified survey of a propeller shaft;
IWS - the ship is adopted for the in-water survey of the ship's bottom;
PMS – implementation on board the ship of the propeller shaft condition monitoring system (PCM system);
SOx Cleaning is a ship, which is equipped with exhaust gas (SOx) cleaning system;
DE+SCR is ship's main diesel engine, which is equipped with a selective catalytic reduction device, which allows to significantly reduce NOx emissions;
GCU is a gas carrier, which is equipped with a gas combustion unit.