ClassNK releases “Digital Smart Ship” guidance

Written by Marine Log Staff
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New “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship” released by class society ClassNK set out the procedures to obtain new class notations for ships with advanced digital technology. The guidelines are part of the society’s new initiative, “Innovation Endorsement”, aiming to certify innovations utilizing digital technology.

The guidelines set out the requirements to grant “Digital Smart Ship” class notations,, for the ships equipped with systems utilizing digital technology, such as energy efficiency analysis, hull or machinery monitoring, sloshing detection and prediction, onboard data processing and data transmission to shore, routing/speed optimization and remote monitoring/operation.

ClassNK plans to add and update the guidelines in response to future industry needs and advances in digital technology.

The guidelines are available to download free of charge via ClassNK’s website for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service. To register for the “My Page” service, go to the ClassNK website and click on the “My Page Login” button.

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