RS takes part in the XIII International Forum Arctic: Today and the Future


RS takes part in the XIII International Forum Arctic: Today and the Future

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took part in the XIII International Forum Arctic: Today and the Future, held in St. Petersburg On December 7 and 8, 2023.

The event brought together over two thousand government officials and members of the business, science and non-profit sectors. Representing RS at the Forum were Andrey Fasolko, RS Deputy Director General, Alexey Filippov, Head of the Certification Division, and Sergey Kaganov, Head of the Rules and Standards Division.

In his presentation given during the working session Integrated Approach: development of the fishing industry in the North and Far East, Andrey Fasolko focused on the involvement of RS in Russia’s large-scale fishing fleet renewal program. Since the beginning of the year, 11 RS-classed units of the fishing fleet have been put into operation. At present, 76 fishing vessels with total gross tonnage over 170,000 are at various stages of construction under RS survey alongside 14 projects currently under consideration.

At the session Arctic Valley: Unmanned and robotic solutions for Arctic 4.0, Alexey Filippov informed the audience that RS takes part in the creation of unified standards, including recommendations for enterprises and organizations working in the field of underwater manned and unmanned vehicles. RS has developed the Rules for Classification and Construction of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). The Rules apply to UUVs weighing 10 kg or above used for the inspection and maintenance of underwater pipeline systems. In addition, RS develops Guidelines on the Certification of UUVs, reviews technical documentation and supervises the manufacture of such equipment.

At the conference Northern Sea Route - 365? Sergey Kaganov introduced the RS Ice navigation ship certificate as a tool for ensuring the efficient operation of ships in the Arctic. The document summarizes the limit parameters of a vessel in ice conditions in light of its design features. The development of the Ice navigation ship certificate is implemented within the framework of the new RS structure, the Engineering and Consulting Center, established this year. The RS Engineering and Consulting Center combines essential theoretical foundations and the extensive practical experience of RS experts, embodying a fundamentally new approach of not only providing consulting services for maritime industry organizations, but helping create new solutions at the stage of preliminary design consideration via a dialogue with clients.

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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.