RS adopts a new approach to updating its Rules


RS adopts a new approach to updating its Rules
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Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has changed the format of updating its regulatory and technical framework. Changes to RS Rules will now be introduced by way of semiannual consolidated bulletins announced three months before the requirements come into force.

As explained by Sergey Kaganov, Head of the Rules and Standards Division, the primary focus underlying the new concept is on the regulatory and technical documents used in the design of ships and offshore facilities under construction and in service. "The updated format is an efficient tool that not only streamlines and organizes the introduction of changes, but also makes it possible to inform all interested parties in advance. Thus, users get an opportunity to analyze upcoming RS requirements in order to prepare for their implementation", - emphasized the RS specialist.

The bulletins are posted on the RS website in the section "RS Publications".

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Founded in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is a world-renowned classification society that operates within all spheres of the maritime industry. The organization’s main objectives are to enhance the safety standards of human life at sea, ensure the safe navigation of ships and the secure transportation of cargoes by sea and inland waterways, as well as to develop standards for environmental protection.

RS reviews technical documentation, surveys ships under construction and in service, issues documents and certificates for vessels, offshore facilities, ship machinery, equipment and devices; conducts measurements of ships and floating facilities; carries out surveys to ensure compliance with international conventions; certifies industrial products and manufacturers, quality management systems, sustainability management and occupational health and safety management systems in compliance with ISO standards. RS surveys general cargo containers, thermal containers, tank containers, platform containers, offshore containers, etc.