JUNE 27, 2017 — Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed earlier this month, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) is to capture and maintain refit and fatigue analysis data in respect of Indian Coast Guard Ships.
This will enable the Coast Guard to have access to refit data for all its vessels, which will provide accurate inputs for assessing the material state of ships and for planning future refits.
The MoU also provides for IRClass to conduct Residual Fatigue Life Analysis of ICG ships, through Finite Element (FE) modeling and sea loading analysis. This evaluation will be undertaken on the basis of findings during survey conducted by IRS, after a vessel has been in service for about 12 years.
IRClass will compute the residual fatigue life, taking into account structural renewals undertaken from time to time and will be able to recommend, on a scientific basis, what work would require to be undertaken in order to extend the fatigue life of the ship