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Notices and General Information

RULES FOR BUILDING AND CLASSING

STEEL VESSELS 2012


NOTICES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

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CONTENTS
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 TABLE 1 Applicable Editions of Booklets Comprising 2012 Rules ..........4 TABLE 2 Division and Numbering of Rules..............................................4 Rule Change Notice (2012)............................................................................................. 5 TABLE 3 Summary of Changes from the 2011 Rules..............................5

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Introduction
1.
The year 2012 edition of the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels consists of the eleven (11) booklets as shown in Table 1. In this regard, we would bring the following to the users attention: a) The purpose of the generic title ABS Rules for Conditions of Classification (Part 1) is to reflect the expanded contents of PART 1, as a result of including consolidated requirements for Classification applicable to all types of and sizes of vessels, barges and specific shipboard arrangements/systems, etc., except for those in offshore service, as specified in the Foreword to Part 1. The purpose of the generic title ABS Rules for Materials and Welding (Part 2) of PART 2 is to emphasize the common applicability of the requirements to ABS-classed vessels, other marine structures and their associated machinery, and thereby make PART 2 more readily a common PART of various ABS Rules and Guides, as appropriate. The purpose of the generic title ABS Rules for Survey After Construction (Part 7) is to reflect the expanded contents of PART 7, as a result of including consolidated requirements for Surveys After Construction applicable to all types and sizes of vessels, barges and specific shipboard arrangements/systems, etc., as specified in Part 7, Chapter 1, Section 1.

b)

c)

2. 3. 4.

The numbering system applied in the Rules is shown in Table 2. The primary changes from the 2011 edition of the Rules are identified and listed in Table 3. The effective date of the indicated Rule Changes is 1 January 2012, unless specifically indicated otherwise. The effective date of each technical change since 1993 is shown in parenthesis at the end of the subsection/paragraph titles within the text of each Part. Unless a particular date and month are shown, the years in parentheses refer to the following effective dates:
(2000) and after (1999) (1998) (1997) 1 January 2000 (and subsequent years) 12 May 1999 13 May 1998 19 May 1997 (1996) (1995) (1994) (1993) 9 May 1996 15 May 1995 9 May 1994 11 May 1993

5.

Until the next edition of the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels is published, Rule Change Notices and/or Corrigenda, as necessary, will be published on the ABS website www. eagle.org only, and will be available free for downloading. It is not intended to publish hard copies of future Rule Change Notices and/or Corrigenda to existing Rules or Guides. The consolidated edition of the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels, which includes Rule Change Notices and/or Corrigenda using different colors for easy recognition, will be published on the ABS website only when Rule Change Notices and/or Corrigenda are issued. The listing of CLASSIFICATION SYMBOLS AND NOTATIONS is available from the ABS website http://www.eagle.org/absdownloads/index.cfm for download. In association with the introduction of the Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers and Bulk Carriers, respectively, on 1 April 2006, Part 5 of the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels was divided into three Sub-parts, 5A, 5B and 5C. The contents and application of each Part are as follows:

6. 7.

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Contents Part 5A: Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers (*See note below) Part 5B: Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers (*See note below) Part 5C: This Part is divided into two separate booklets as follows: Chapters 1 to 6: Chapters 7 to 10: Tankers not covered by Part 5A, Bulk Carriers not covered by Part 5B and Container Carriers Passenger Vessels, Liquefied Gas Carriers, Chemical Carriers and Vessels Intended to Carry Vehicles.

* Note:

In view of the effective date (1 July of each year) of the updated Common Structural Rules, the 2011 editions of Part 5A and Part 5B will be published in July 2011. Until the effective date of the 2011 editions, the following 2010 editions are applicable: Part 5A Specific Vessel Types (Chapter 1), 2010 Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers [including Rule Change Notice No. 1 (January 2009, Amended Nov. 2009) and Rule Change Notice No. 2 (April 2010)] Part 5B Specific Vessel Types (Chapters 3 and 4), 2010 Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers [including Rule Change Notice No. 1 (January 2009) and Rule Change Notice No. 2 (April 2010)]

Application Oil Tankers The structural requirements in Part 5A of the Rules are applicable for double hull oil tankers of 150 m in length and upward, with structural arrangements as specified in Part 5A, Section 2. For oil tankers with structural arrangements not covered by Part 5A, the requirements in Part 5C, Chapters 1 or 2, are to be complied with. Application Bulk Carriers The structural requirements in Part 5B of the Rules are applicable for single side skin and double side skin bulk carriers of 90m in length and upward, with structural arrangements as specified in Part 5B, Chapter 1, Section 1. For vessels intended to carry ore or bulk cargoes, other than the single side skin or double side skin bulk carriers of 90 m in length and upward with structural arrangements as specified in Part 5B, Chapter 1, Section 1, the requirements in Part 5C Chapters 3 or 4 are to be complied with. Application ABS Construction Monitoring Program These compulsory requirements for CSR notation are specified in Part 5C, Appendix 2. Application Onboard Systems for Oil Tankers and Bulk Carriers The onboard systems for all tankers are to comply with the requirements of Part 5C, Chapter 1, Section 7, and for all bulk carriers are to comply with the requirements of Part 5C, Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Rules. The following flow chart indicates the application of the Rules and typical Class Notations for tanker and bulk carrier vessels, of which arrangements and scantlings are in full compliance with the Rules:

ABS RULES FOR BUILDING AND CLASSING STEEL VESSELS . 2012

Vessels Intended to Carry Oil in Bulk

Vessels Intended to Carry Ore or Bulk Cargoes

L 150 m?
Yes

L 90 m?
Yes

No

Arrangement and layout comply with 5A-1-2/3.1.2 and 5A-1-2/Fig 2.3.1?

Arrangement and layout comply with 5B-1-1/1.1.2?

No

Yes

Yes

Part 5A, Chapter 1: Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers, and Part 5C, Appendix 2 Part 5C, Chapter 1, Section 7

Part 5B, Chapters 1 through 13: Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers, and Part 5C, Appendix 2 Part 5C, Chapter 3, Section 7

A1 Oil Carrier, CSR, AB-CM

A1 Bulk Carrier, CSR, AB-CM

plus appropriate notations for oil carriers Part 5C, Chapter 1, Appendix 1 to Part 5C (L 150 m)

plus appropriate notations for bulk carriers Part 5C, Chapter 3, Appendix 1 to Part 5C (L 150 m)
Or

A1 Oil Carrier, SH, SHCM

A1 Bulk Carrier, SH, SHCM

plus appropriate notations for oil carriers Part 5C, Chapter 2 (L < 150 m)

plus appropriate notations for bulk carriers Part 5C, Chapter 4 (L < 150 m)

A1 Oil Carrier

A1 Bulk Carrier

plus appropriate notations for oil carriers

plus appropriate notations for bulk carriers

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TABLE 1 Applicable Editions of Booklets Comprising 2011 Rules


Notices and General Information Part 1: Rules for Conditions of Classification Part 2: Rules for Materials and Welding Rules for Testing and Certification of Materials Rules for Welding and Fabrication Part 3: Hull Construction and Equipment Part 4: Vessel Systems and Machinery Part 5A: Specific Vessel Types (Booklet 1) Chapter 1 Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tankers Part 5B: Specific Vessel Types (Booklet 2) Chapter 3 & 4 Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers Part 5C: Specific Vessel Types (Booklet 3) Chapter 1 & 2 Oil Carrier Chapter 3 & 4 Bulk Carrier Chapter 5 & 6 Container Carrier Part 5C: Specific Vessel Types (Booklet 4) Chapter 7 Passenger Carrier Chapter 8 Liquefied Gas Carrier Chapter 9 Chemical Carrier Chapter 10 Vehicle Carrier Part 6: Optional Items and Systems Chapter 1 Strengthening for Navigation in Ice Chapter 2 Refrigerated Cargo Vessels Part 7: Rules for Surveys After Construction 2012 2012 2012

2012 2012 2010 (on and after 1 July 2010) 2010 (on and after 1 July 2010) 2012

2012

2012

2012

TABLE 2 Division and Numbering of Rules


Division Part Chapter Section Subsection (see Note 1) Paragraph (see Note 1) Subparagraph Item Subitem Appendix
Note: 1

Number Part 1 Part 1, Chapter 1 Section 1-1-1 1-1-1/1 1-1-1/1.1 1-1-1/1.1.1 1-1-1/1.1.1(a) 1-1-1/1.1.1(a)i) Appendix 1-1-A1 or Appendix 1-A1-1

An odd number (1, 3, 5, etc.) numbering system is used for the Rules. The purpose is to permit future insertions of even-numbered paragraphs (2, 4, 6, etc.) of text and to avoid the necessity of having to renumber the existing text and associated cross-references, as applicable, within the Rules and associated process instructions, check sheets, etc.

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Rule Change Notice (2012) TABLE 3 Summary of Changes from the 2011 Rules
EFFECTIVE DATE 1 January 2011 shown as (2011) Part/Para. No.
1-1-8/5 1-1-A3/5.1.2

Title/Subject
Notification of Port State Detention or Intervention Survey and/or Testing of Prototype or Production Units

Status/Remarks
To include requirement to notify ABS of port state interventions. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To allow for consideration of testing without Surveyor witness when carried out at a manufacturers facility that is certified to ISO 9001 and 1-1-3/5.3.1(b) of the ABS Rules. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 February 2011 shown as (1 February 2011) Part/Para. No.


1-1-3/15

Title/Subject
AMS Notation

Status/Remarks
To reiterate that AMS notation only applies to self-propelled vessels. (Incorporates Notice No. 2)

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 August 2011 shown as (1 August 2011) Part/Para. No.


1-1-1/5 1-1-3/1 1-1-4/7.7.5iii) (New)

Title/Subject
Representations as to Classification Unrestricted Service Applicable Uses of Type Approved Products

Status/Remarks
To remove language that might be construed as providing a warranty. (Incorporates Notice No. 3) To remove language that might be construed as providing a warranty. (Incorporates Notice No. 3) To cover the situation where a component or product has been manufactured under an ABS Type Approved manufacturing process but unit certification has been obtained at the place of manufacture. (Incorporates Notice No. 3) To provide a logo for products which have received a Product Design Assessment (PDA) but the manufacturer does not have a Manufacturing Assessment (MA) (Incorporates Notice No. 3)

1-1-4/7.7.7

The Terms and Conditions for use of ABS Type Approved Product Logo

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 July 2011 shown as (1 July 2011) (based on the contract date for new construction between builder and Owner when the date of purchase order of the materials is on or after 1 July 2011) Part/Para. No.
2-1-1/5.3

Title/Subject
Plates and Wide Flats

Status/Remarks
To align the requirements with IACS UR W13 Rev. 4.

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EFFECTIVE DATE 1 January 2012 shown as (2012) (based on the date of purchase order of the materials) Part/Para. No.
2-1-1/16 2-1-13/Table 1

Title/Subject
Rolled Plates over 100 mm (4 in.) Thick Chemical Properties of Higherstrength Hull Structural Steel 100 mm (4.0 in.) and Under General General Materials for Anchors Heat Treatment General General General General General General Process of Manufacture Postweld-repair Heat Treatment <No Title> <No Title> Number of Tests

Status/Remarks
To clarify the requirements and to add special requirements for vessels operating in low temperature environments. To provide limits for calcium in higher-strength steels.

2-1-5/1.1 2-1-6/1.1 2-2-1/3 2-2-1/5.5 2-2-2/7.1 2-2-3/1.1 2-3-7/1.1.1 2-3-7/3.1.1 2-3-7/5.1.1 2-3-7/7.1.1 2-3-9/1.1 2-3-9/15.9 2-3-10/3.1 2-3-11/3.1 2-3-14/1.3

To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To provide specific requirements with regard to test coupons. To provide specific requirements with regard to heat treatment. To specify the requirements for approval testing and validity period, in line with IACS UR W18. To specify the requirements for approval testing for rolled steel bars, in line with IACS UR W18. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To align the requirements with 2-1-5/13.9 of the ABS Rules for Materials and Welding. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To align the requirements with 2-3-14/3.11 of the ABS Rules for Materials and Welding. 2-3-1/Figure 1 round specimen (14 mm diameter) tends to capture more grains in the specimen cross-section than does 2-3-1/Figure 2 (10 mm diameter), generally giving more consistent test results. To align the requirements with 2-3-14/3.11 of the ABS Rules for Materials and Welding. 2-3-1/Figure 1 round specimen (14 mm diameter) tends to capture more grains in the specimen cross-section than does 2-3-1/Figure 2 (10 mm diameter), generally giving more consistent test results. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To clarify the period of approval and to indicate that the approval is subject to annual endorsement. To add bend radius for high-strength quenched and tempered steel. To add cross reference to 2-4-1/1.7.3, Weld Metal Toughness Criteria for Other Steels.

2-3-14/3.9

Tensile Properties

2-3-14/3.1.1 2-3-15/1.3 2-4-3/Figure 7 2-4-3/Figure 13

Approval Foundry Approval Guided Bend Test Jig Orientation and Location of Charpy V-notch Specimens for Weld and Heat Affected Zone Properties

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Part/Para. No.
2-A2-1/23.1 2-A4-1/5.11 2-A4-2/Table 1

Title/Subject
Optional or Required Test Tests on Base Material Tests for Rolled Products Manufacturer Approval

Status/Remarks
To permit higher-strength wire-flux combinations to be listed with the ABS diffusible hydrogen rating. To require original Photomacrograph pictures to be submitted for engineering review of the steel during qualification tests. To clarify that the ABS materials department has the authority to request further testing to verify that newly qualified plate is not susceptible to strain ageing phenomena, particularly for thick plate in the mid-thickness range. To require original Photomacrograph pictures to be submitted for engineering review of the steel during qualification tests. To align the requirements with Appendix 7-A-12 for tailshafts of 455 mm diameter and greater. To clarify Zones II and III acceptance criteria for tail shafts, intermediate shafts, thrust shafts and rudder stocks.

2-A4-2/5.11.2(d) 2-A7-3/3.1 2-A7-3/Table 2

Sulphur Prints and Photomacrograph Pictures <No Title> Acceptance Criteria for Shafts and Machinery Components

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 July 2011 shown as (1 July 2011) (based on the contract date for new construction between builder and Owner) Part/Para. No. PART 3
3-1-2/15.5

Title/Subject Hull Construction and Equipment


Fabrication

Status/Remarks

To withdraw the ABS Guide for Shipbuilding and Repair Quality Standard for Hull Structures During Construction and refer to IACS Recommendation No. 47 Shipbuilding and Repair Quality Standard. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements for sequential ballast water exchange with recent revisions to IACS UR S11. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements for bending strength with recent revisions to IACS UR S11. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements with IMO Res. MSC.282(86), adopting SOLAS Reg II-1/3-5.2, which prohibits installation of materials containing asbestos on all ships (both new construction and existing vessels) after 1 January 2011. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To define an optional ABS Class notation to address arrangements where an Oil Carrier is fitted with equipment enabling it to be moored to single point moorings, in line with OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) Recommendations for Equipment Employed in the Bow Mooring of Conventional Tankers at Single Point Moorings 4th edition May 2007 applicable for the vessel as per IACS Recommendation 13 [(1984), Rev 1, July 2004]. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements for bridge wing visibility with IACS UI SC325. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements for bridge wing visibility with IACS UI SC325. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To clarify the definition to bring attention to the power actuating system for the steering gear, instead of only the power unit for the steering gear. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements for control system redundancy with IACS UI SC94 (Rev. 1). (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To provide clarification for steering control systems that are computer based systems. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)

3-2-1/3.3.5 3-2-1/3.7.3 (New) 3-4-1/1.7

Sequential Ballast Water Exchange Hull Girder Strength Outside of 0.4L Amidships Materials Containing Asbestos

Section 3-5-2 (New)

Mooring of Oil Carriers at Single Point Moorings

3-6-1/1.1.2(b) 3-6-1/Figure 2 (New)

<No Title> <No Title>

PART 4
4-3-4/1.5.6

Vessel Systems and Machinery


Steering Gear Control Systems

4-3-4/13.1 4-3-4/13.9 (New)

General Computer-based Systems

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Part/Para. No.
4-3-4/Table 1

Title/Subject
Steering Gear Instrumentation

Status/Remarks
To provide a requirement for monitoring of loop failures. To provide a requirement for monitoring of failures of steering control systems that are computer based systems To clarify that that monitoring for hydraulic lock is not required when a steering failure alarm system is provided. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements for warning alarm in normally manned spaces with IACS UISC132(Corr.1) and IMO MSC/Circ.1120. To align the requirements for the order of valves operation with the amended FSS Code Chapter 5, 2.2.2.1. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)

4-7-3/3.3.5

Controls

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 January 2012 shown as (2012) (based on the contract date for new construction between builder and Owner) Part/Para. No. PART 3
3-2-1/5 3-2-9/3.9 3-2-13/Figure 4 3-2-14/Table 2 3-2-14/7 3-2-14/15.1 3-2-14/15.3 3-2-14/Table 6 3-2-14/21 (New) 3-2-14/23 (New) 3-2-14/25 (New) 3-2-18/5 3-2-18/5.1 3-2-18/5.3 3-2-18/5.5 3-2-18/Figure 1 (New) 3-2-18/5.9 (New) 3-2-18/5.11 (New) 3-5-1/1

Title/Subject Hull Construction and Equipment


Hull Girder Moment of Inertia Chain Lockers Propeller Nozzle Section View Coefficient kl Rudder Stocks Bearings Rudder Carrier Allowable Bearing Surface Pressure Steering Nozzles Azimuthal Thruster Azimuthing Pod Corrosion Protection of Steel All Spaces Dedicated Salt Water Ballast Tanks and Double-side Skin Spaces Corrosion Protection of Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers <No Title> Void Spaces Fuel Oil Tanks General

Status/Remarks

To clarify the requirements in line with IACS UR S4. To align the requirements for chain lockers with recent revisions to IACS UR L4. To clarify the definitions of propeller nozzle zones and dimensions. To define coefficient kl for steering nozzles and azimuthal thrusters. To align the requirements for rudder stocks with IACS UR S10. To align the requirements for rudder supporting and anti-lifting devices with IACS UR S10. To align the requirements for rudder supporting and anti-lifting devices with IACS UR S10. To align the requirements for rudder supporting and anti-lifting devices with IACS UR S10. To add requirements for steering nozzles. To add requirements for azimuthal thrusters. To add requirements for azimuthing pods. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To align the requirements with the IMO PSPC and IACS UI SC223. To provide requirements for equipment mass and size for unconventional vessels or vessels with unique topside arrangements or operational profiles. To align the definition of profile area with IACS UR A1. To clarify that epoxy-based shop primers may conceal defects.

3-5-1/3 3-7-1/7.3

Equipment Mass and Size Temporary Coating

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Part/Para. No. PART 4


4-2-1/5.9.4(a)

Title/Subject Vessel Systems and Machinery


Evaluation of Stress Concentration Factors General Alternative Method for Calculation of Stress Concentration Factors in the Web Fillet Radii of Crankshafts by Utilizing Finite Element Method Intermittent Duty Rating of Gears for Intermittent Duty For Cylindrical and Bevel Gears when 1 Allowable Stress Number (Bending),

Status/Remarks
To provide an alternative method for calculation of Stress Concentration Factors in the web fillet radii of crankshafts by utilizing Finite Element Method., in line with Appendix III of IACS UR M53 To provide an alternative method for calculation of Stress Concentration Factors in the web fillet radii of crankshafts by utilizing Finite Element Method., in line with Appendix III of IACS UR M53 To provide clarification of gear ratings for intermittent duty. To provide clarification of gear ratings for intermittent duty. To align the Rules with SO 10300-2, Calculation of load capacity of bevel gears Part 2: Calculation of surface durability (pitting), Clause 8. To align the Rules with IACS UR M56 and ISO 6336/5 for grade MQ steel. To indicate specified minimum elongation as both 4d and 5d in order to accommodate American and other conventions. To accommodate alloy steels with elongation lower than 16%. To clarify the definition of required solid shaft diameter D in 4-3-2/5.1 to take into account both the steady-state propulsion torque and any vibratory torque acting on the shaft in the vicinity of the coupling flanges. To add requirements for podded propulsion. To clarify the requirements for the main steam stop valve and to specify that for arrangements where at least two boilers are connected, a second stop valve of non-return type is to be installed at each boiler outlet. To specify a 75 mm coaming height below boilers located on tween decks, in line with industry practice. To align the requirements with SOLAS II-2/4. 2.2.5.1 Oil Fuel Piping, (and II-2/4. 3 Lube Oil, and II-2/4. 4 Other Flammable Oils). To align the Rules with Regulation 22 of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and Protocol of 1988, as amended in 2003. To portray the requirements of 4-6-4/3.3 in greater detail, in line with IACS UI LL11 Rev3. To align the Rules with IACS UI LL36 Rev2. To clarify that the requirement is not applicable to lubricating oil, since this requirement is based on IACS UR P1.2.7, which applies to fuel oil only. To add reference to new Appendix containing IMO MSC/Circ. 1388 and to provide a 30% required net positive suction head margin value. To reinstate the requirement that a single location for the release of a fixed fire extinguishing system serving a cargo hold was acceptable To clarify the requirements related to locations of controls for media release. To align the requirements for manually operated call points with IACS UI SC 241 (Nov. 2010), which interprets SOLAS II-2/7.7. To align the requirements with the FSS Code per Resolution MSC.292(87) adopted on 21 May 2010.

4-2-1A7 (New)

4-3-1/1.3.5 (New) 4-3-1/5.17 (New) 4-3-1A1/21.5.2

4-3-1A1/23.17 4-3-2/3.1.2

FE

Elongation

4-3-2/35.1

Shaft Diameters

4-3-7 (New) 4-4-1/9.5

Podded Propulsion Units Steam and Feed Valves

4-4-1/19.3.4 4-6-2/3.5 (New) 4-6-4/3.3.1 4-6-4/Figure 1 4-6-4/3.3.5 (New) 4-6-4/15.5.1

Tween Deck Installation Aluminum Overboard Gravity Discharges Normally Open Overboard Discharges Valve Requirements Required Minimum Wall Thicknesses for Pipes Pipes, Fittings and Valves

4-7-3/1.5.3v) 4-7-3/3.1.6 4-7-3/3.1.9 4-7-3/11.3.1 4-7-3/13

<No Title> Location of Controls for Medium Release Storage of Medium Containers Locations Requiring Manually Operated Call Points Sample Extraction Smoke Detection Systems

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Part/Para. No.
4-7-3A4 4-8-1/5.1.5 4-8-2/5.5 4-8-3/3.11.1(b) 4-8-3/15 4-9-4/21.3v) (New) 4-9-1/7.3.14 (New) 4-9-6/1 4-9-6/3.17 4-9-6/5.5.1 4-9-6/5.5.2 4-9-6/7.9 4-9-6/7.9 (New) 4-9-6/9 4-9-6/Table 1 4-9-6/Table 2

Title/Subject
IMO MSC/Circ.1388 Load Analysis Emergency Services Rotors of Integrated Auxiliary Machinery Computer-based Systems <No Title>

Status/Remarks
To incorporate the requirements of IMO MSC/Circ. 1388, which provides guidance on the location of the emergency fire pump suction inlet. To provide a more comprehensive list of the relevant Rule requirements. To clarify the requirements for loads on the emergency generator. To specify that for the line shafting evaluation purpose, the fatigue analysis specified in 4-3-2/1.1 of the Rules may also be considered. To clarify the requirements for computer-based systems, in line with IACS UR E22.1. To require shutdown of fixed local application fire fighting systems before activation of a high-expansion foam fire extinguishing system to avoid adverse water action on the foam. To incorporate requirements for wireless data communication in line with IACS UR E22.1. To limit the scope of application to computer based system subject to classification requirements in line with IACS UR E22.1. To incorporate the requirements of IACS UR E22.2.4.2, E22.2.4.2, and E22.3.5. To incorporate the requirements of IACS UR E22.2.3.1 and E22.2.3.5. To provide consistent terminology. Delete and relocate requirements to 4-9-6/9.3.1. To incorporate requirements for wireless data communication in line with IACS UR E22.1. To clarify the scope of application of Section 4-9-7 and Surveyors witness for the type tests. To clarify the assignment to system categories. To incorporate requirements for wireless data communication in line with IACS UR E22.1 and to clarify the responsibility for checking of evidence. To remove duplicated requirement. To clarify requirements for FMEA or FMECA.

Wireless Data Communication Equipment Application Modifications Data Communications Network Duplicated Data Communications Network Type Test Wireless Data Communication Tests and Evidence Assignment to System Categories by Effects of Failure Tests and Evidence of Quality Assurance Inspection of Components (Only Hardware) from Sub-suppliers Failure Analysis for Safety Related Functions Only (For Example FMEA) Type Tests Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) Wireless Data Communication Tests

4-9-6A1/1.3 4-9-6A1/3.5

4-9-6A1/7.1 4-9-6A1/11.5 4-9-6A1/13.5 (New)

To add cross-reference to 4-9-6/9.3.2. To clarify requirements for Factory Acceptance Test. To incorporate requirements for wireless data communication in line with IACS UR E22.1. To provide for special consideration of cases where short lengths of piping serving the segregated ballast tanks pass through the bow thruster room. To provide for special consideration of cases where short lengths of piping serving the segregated ballast tanks pass through the bow thruster room. To provide for alternative arrangements of stop-check valves to facilitate access by the crew t for closure as well as maintenance. To align the Rules with the Fire Safety Systems Code (Introduction of new Chapter 16 for FSS Code) per Resolution MSC.292(87) adopted on 21 May 2010.

PART 5C
5C-1-7/1.7.2

Specific Vessel Types


Spaces Adjacent to Cargo Tanks

5C-1-7/5.3.2(b)

Hazards

5C-1-7/7.7iv) 5C-1-7/17.1.4

<No Title> Gas Detection System

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Part/Para. No.
5C-1-7/19.5.5 (New) 5C-1-7/19.5.6 (New) 5C-1-7/19.5.7 (New) 5C-1-7/20 (New) 5C-3-73.3

Title/Subject
Gas Sampling System for Oil Carriers 20,00 DWT and Above Oil Tankers Provided with Constantly Operating Inerting Systems Cargo Pump-rooms Gas Detection System

Status/Remarks
To align the requirements with IMO Resolution MSC.291(87) To align the requirements with IMO Resolution MSC.291(87) To align the requirements with IMO Resolution MSC.291(87) To align the Rules with the Fire Safety Systems Code (Introduction of new Chapter 16 for FSS Code) per Resolution MSC.292(87) adopted on 21 May 2010. To update the Rules in accordance with IMO MSC/Circ.1146.

Vessels Carrying Low Fire Risk Cargoes

PART 6
Section 6-1-1 (New) Section 6-1-2 (New) Section 6-1-3 (New) Section 6-1-4 (New) 6-1-5/Title 6-1-5/1 6-1-5/3 6-1-5/Table 1 6-1-5/7 6-1-5/Table 3 6-1-5/Figure 1 6-1-5/9 6-1-5/Table 4 6-1-5/Table 5 6-1-5/Table 6 6-1-5/11. 6-1-5/Table 7 6-1-5/13.5.1 6-1-5/13.5.2

Optional Items and Systems


Introduction To incorporate Polar Class ice strengthening requirements, based on IACS UR I1, I2, and I3, for vessels intended for operation in icecovered Polar waters. To incorporate Polar Class ice strengthening requirements, based on IACS UR I1, I2, and I3, for vessels intended for operation in icecovered Polar waters. To incorporate Polar Class ice strengthening requirements, based on IACS UR I1, I2, and I3, for vessels intended for operation in ice-covered Polar waters. To incorporate requirements for Enhanced Polar Class notation. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice.

Structural Requirements for Polar Class Vessels Machinery Requirements for Polar Class Vessels Requirements for Enhanced Polar Class Notation Requirements for Vessels Intended for Navigation in First-year Ice General Selection of Ice Class Regions and Periods for Navigation in Ice for Selecting Ice Class Extent and Length of Ice Belt Areas Dimensions of Ice Belt Areas, m (ft) Ice Belt Areas Design Ice Loads Bow Area Ice Pressure Coefficients Ice Pressure Coefficients in Other Areas Extent of Ice Load Coefficients Ice Belt with Transverse Framing Minimum Thickness and Abrasion Allowance of Ice Belt Plating Section Modulus Upper End of Frames

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Part/Para. No.
6-1-5/Table 8b 6-1-5/13.5.3 6-1-5/13.7 6-1-5/13.9.1 6-1-5/Table 9 6-1-5/19 6-1-5/21 6-1-5/23 6-1-5/25 6-1-5/Table 10 6-1-5/27.1 6-1-5/Table 11 6-1-5/27.3.2 6-1-5/Table 12 6-1-5/29 6-1-5/Table 13 6-1-5/Table 14 6-1-5/Table 15 6-1-5/Table 16 6-1-5/37 6-1-5/Table 18 6-1-5/41.1.2 6-1-5/41.1.3 6-1-5/41.3 6-1-5/Table 19 6-1-5/45

Title/Subject
Distance, m (ft) Lower End of Frames Web Frames Arrangements Maximum Stringer Spacing, m (ft) Peak Frames Double Bottom Ice Decks Bulkheads Minimum Width of Reinforced Bulkhead Plating General Solid Stem Bar Coefficients Shaped Plate Stem Stern Post Coefficient Power of Propulsion Machinery Power Coefficients Ice Conditions for Towing or Pushing Barges Design Service Temperature, degrees C (degrees F) Material Class of Structural Members Towing Arrangements Design Ice Force Coefficient Ice Class A0 Ice Classes A0 through B0 Rudder Stocks, Couplings and Pintles Design Speed for Rudders, Couplings and Pintles Machinery Arrangements

Status/Remarks
To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. ABS RULES FOR BUILDING AND CLASSING STEEL VESSELS . 2012

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Part/Para. No.
6-1-5/49 6-1-5/51.1 6-1-5/Table 20 6-1-5/Table 21 6-1-5/51.3.2 6-1-5/53 6-1-6/1.3 6-1-6/1.5 (New) 6-1-6/3.1 6-1-6/5.3 6-1-6/7 6-1-6/9.1.1 6-1-6/9.1.2 6-1-6/11 6-1-6/Figure 3 (New) 6-1-6/Figure 4 6-1-6/13.1 6-1-6/15 6-1-6/17 6-1-6/19 6-1-6/21 6-1-6/Figure 6 6-1-6/23 6-1-6/25 6-1-6/27.9.1(a) 6-1-6/27.9.1(b) 6-1-6/27.9.3(c) 6-1-6/27.9.4 6-1-6/27.11.2(a) Appendix 6-1-A1 (New)

Title/Subject
Determination of Ice Torque for Propulsion Systems Propeller Arrangements Value of Ice Torque M Values of m Blade Tip Thickness Propulsion Shafting Diameters Area of Operation Additional Guidance Ice Class Upper and lower Ice Waterlines Maximum and Minimum Draft Fore and Aft Definitions Power Calculation Hull Structural Design Definition of the Frame Span and Frame Spacing for Curved Members Ice Strengthened Regions of the Hull Vertical Extent of Ice Strengthening for Plating (Ice Belt) Framing Ice Stringers Web Frames Bow Examples of Suitable Ice Stems Stern Rudder and Steering Arrangements Maximum Backward Blade Force, Fb, for Open Propellers Maximum Forward Blade Force, Ff, for Open Propellers Ice Torque Excitation for Open and Ducted Propellers Blade Failure Load Calculation of Blade Stresses Comparison of Part 6, Chapter 1 of the 2011 Steel Vessel Rules and the 2008 Polar Waters Guide vs. Part 6, Chapter 1 of the 2012 Steel Vessel Rules

Status/Remarks
To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To provide general ice strengthening requirements for vessels intended for navigation in first-year ice. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To align the requirements with the 2010 Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules. To provide listing of cross-references.

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Part 7 Rules for Survey After Construction The reference date which is indicated in the parentheses following the title of the requirement in this Part is the date that the requirement becomes effective [e.g., 7-9-20 Oil Carriers Equipped for Mooring at Single Point Moorings (1 July 2011) is to apply for vessels undergoing survey on or after 1 July 2011].

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 July 2011 shown as (1 July 2011) Part/Para. No. PART 7
7-1-1/3.23 7-3-2/1.1 7-3-2/3.17.2

Title/Subject Rules for Survey After Construction


Combined Cargo/Ballast Tank All Vessels All Vessels Piping Systems on Weather Decks

Status/Remarks

To include all vessels in the definition of combined cargo/ballast tank. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To require the Master to confirm if the crew conducted any temporary repairs since the last annual survey. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To allow PV valves to be randomly selected based upon review of maintenance records at the time of Intermediate Survey. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To allow PV valves to be randomly selected based upon review of maintenance records at the time of Intermediate Survey. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To allow PV valves to be randomly selected based upon review of maintenance records at the time of Intermediate Survey. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To add requirement reflecting the owners obligation to inform Class of damages or repairs since the last annual machinery survey (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25) (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25) (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25) (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25) (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25) (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To remove requirement that the DPS manual is to be stamped. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To remove requirement for a test environment that reflects the limiting design operating conditions of a dynamic positioning system. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To define the survey requirements for an optional ABS Class notation to address arrangements where an Oil Carrier is fitted with equipment enabling it to be moored to single point moorings, in line with OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) Recommendations for Equipment Employed in the Bow Mooring of Conventional Tankers at Single Point Moorings 4th edition May 2007 applicable for the vessel as per IACS Recommendation 13 [(1984), Rev 1, July 2004]. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To remove survey requirements for masts, spars, rigging, sails, etc.. (Incorporates Notice No. 1) To remove survey requirements for masts, spars, rigging, sails, etc.. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)

7-3-2/3.18.2

Piping Systems on Weather Decks

7-3-2/3.23.2

Piping Systems on Weather Decks

7-6-2/1

Annual Surveys Machinery

7-6-2/1.1.3 7-6-2/1.1.5 7-6-2/1.1.6 7-6-2/1.1.17 (New) 7-6-2/1.1.18 (New) 7-9-6/3.1.11 7-9-6/3.5

Steering Gear Communication Bilge System Gaseous Fuel for Domestic Services Expansion Joints Dynamic Positioning System Special Periodical Surveys

Section 7-9-20 (New)

Oil Carriers Equipped for Mooring at Single Point Moorings

7-12-2/1.13 (Deleted) 7-12-2/3.1.11 (Deleted)

<No Title> <No Title>

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EFFECTIVE DATE 1 January 2012 shown as (2012) Part/Para. No. PART 7


7-1-1/1.7.1 7-1-1/3.56 (New) 7-3-1/5.1 7-3-1/5.3 7-3-2/1.1.2(g) 7-3-2/1.1.2(i) (New) 7-3-2/1.1.3 7-3-2/1.1.6 7-3-2/1.1.7 7-3-2/1.17 7-3-2/3.1.6 (New) 7-3-2/5.17 7-3-2/9.1.3 7-3-3/1 (New) 7-3-3/3 (New) 7-3-3/7.1.2 7-3-3/7.5

Title/Subject Rules for Survey After Construction


Oil Carrier Ro-Ro Definitions <No Title> <No Title> <No Title> <No Title> Freeing Ports and Drainage Load Line Anchoring Systems and Mooring Equipment Vessels Carrying Vehicles Cargo Spaces

Status/Remarks

To clarify that all types of oil carriers (e.g., Fuel Oil Carriers) are subject to ESP and referencing the definition of oil as contained in the Rules. To align the requirements with IACS UR Z24, Survey Requirements for Shell and Inner Doors of Ro-Ro Ships. To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25). To clarify that single person hoists/lifts are not acceptable means of access for close-up survey. To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25). To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25). To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25). To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25). To align the requirements with IACS UR Z1 classification coverage of IMO Resolution A.997(25). To align the requirements with IACS UR Z24, Survey Requirements for Shell and Inner Doors of Ro-Ro Ships. To provide for a requirement for internal examination of spaces in all vessels not specifically covered by the Unified Requirements (i.e., Offshore Supply Vessels), in line with IACS UR Z7 (Rev. 18). To align the requirements with IACS UR Z24, Survey Requirements for Shell and Inner Doors of Ro-Ro Ships. To facilitate planning and in accordance with IACS UR Z10.3. To expand the survey requirements in order to address concerns with Great Lakes bulk carriers. To expand the survey requirements in order to address concerns with Great Lakes bulk carriers. To expand the survey requirements in order to address concerns with Great Lakes bulk carriers. To expand the survey requirements in order to address concerns with Great Lakes bulk carriers. To align the requirements with IACS Z10.3 Rev. 10 and to include Chemical Carriers for ESP Survey Program. To align the requirements with IACS Z10.3 Rev. 10 and to include Chemical Carriers for ESP Survey Program. To clarify that the bore of the hub is included in Zone C. To define major and minor welding repairs. To remove figure which is no longer referenced. To clarify that the test results and not the test sample are to be sent to the ABS Materials Department Houston. To clarify that the test results and not the test sample are to be sent to the ABS Materials Department Houston.

Vessels Carrying Vehicles <No Title> Definitions Annual Hull Surveys <No Title> Special Periodical Survey No. 7 and Subsequent Special Periodical Surveys Identification of Tanks for Tank Testing and Pipes for Pipe Testing Identification of Tanks for Tank Testing and Pipes for Pipe Testing Low-skew Propellers General Critical Area (Shaded) of Conventional Propeller Application for Approval Facility Approval

7-A-8/15.8 7-A-8/19.8 7-A-10/1.5.5(b)i) 7-A-10/1.7.1. 7-A-10/Figure 6 (Deleted) 7-A-11/5.3 7-A-11/17.3

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Part/Para. No.
7-A-11/17.9.1

Title/Subject
Procedure Tests

Status/Remarks
To eliminate the requirement for the welding procedure to describe an approval range of shaft diameters that is not required anywhere else in Appendix 11. To provide clarification pointing the reader to Part 2, Appendix 7 for shafts smaller than those covered in Appendix 7-A-12. To Clarify those machinery and systems that are not permitted to be enrolled in the PM Program for vessel owners and Surveyors.

7-A-12/Note 7-A-14/3.9

<No Title> Implementation Surveys and Program Enrollment Restriction

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