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ClassNK updates “Good Maintenance” checklist

Written by Nick Blenkey
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NOVEMBER 2, 2017 — Classification society ClassNK has just released the latest version of its “Good Maintenance Onboard Ships,” a comprehensive checklist designed to be used by masters, crew, shipowners, and other key personnel to ensure vessels are safe, well-maintained and in compliance with regulations.

It incorporates ClassNK knowledge and experience gained through surveys and audits, feedback from Port State Control (PSC) inspections, and comments from shipowners and mariners to provide checklists for Routine Maintenance, PSC Inspections, Safety Management Systems, Ship Security Management Systems, as well as photos of the most common deficiencies. This latest edition now also includes a checklist for the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).

ClassNK’s Director of Survey Operations Division Yoshinori Kozeki said: “This easy-to-use checklist is a result of our ongoing commitment to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment. The latest edition of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships includes clear explanations, photo examples as well as guidance on the latest updates in the industry. We hope that crews will utilize this to help create a safer work environment, decrease the number of PSC detainments and prevent maintenance related problems before they occur.”

The PDF version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships can be accessed, free of charge, HERE


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