China Classification Society News

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China Fishing Safety Workshop Mulls Treaty Ratification

Working Group on IUU Fishing (October 23-25).  The workshop was attended by 45 participants from the Bureau of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Ministry of Transport; Shanghai Ocean University; Dalian Maritime University; China Overseas Fisheries Association; China Classification Society; all China's coastal provincial port authorities; IMO; FAO; The Pew Charitable Trusts and the IMO Number Scheme manager

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China's 'Smart' Ship Debuts in Shanghai

;Great Intelligence will become smarter as it accumulates more data. Not only can it spot dangers and system bugs, it also can lower transport costs and raise efficiency."   Technical performance of the ship has reached advanced levels, and it has passed official assessments by the China Classification Society and Lloyd's Register (LR) of Shipping.   The ship is a modified version of the Green Dolphin fuelefficient bulk carrier concept. The company calls it the world's first smart ship because it is the first seafaring vehicle awarded the "cybersafe", "cyber-perform"

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China’s New Polar Research Vessel under Construction

propulsion system, which consists of four main generating sets, two 7.5 MW azimuth propulsion units and two transverse bow thrusters, will provide the vessel with redundant DP2 class stationkeeping capability.   The new Chinese polar research vessel will have dual classification from China Classification Society and Lloyd’s Register.  

Trailing suction hopper dredger JUN YANG Courtesy Royal IHS

Royal IHC Launches Dredger for Chinese Client

signed between GDC and IHC on 1 November 2012. The keel of the vessel was laid on 16 January 2015 at IHC's shipyard in Kinderdijk. The JUN YANG 1 is scheduled for completion by end July 2016.   The vessel has been be designed and constructed under survey and to the requirements of the China Classification Society (CCS) with the following notations:  

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TE Connectivity Expands in China

cables, expanding the offering to its customers in Asia. The new location targets reduced lead time, taking the average delivery time from 12 weeks down to just five weeks, the company said.   At Marintec China 2015, TE will feature the C-Lite line, which with the recent addition of the China Classification Society (CCS), are now certified by eight marine classification agencies.   From general power and lighting to communication, control and instrumentation applications, the C-Lite cable family is designed for use in a variety of commercial marine, offshore and military marine applications

COSL’s deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig COSL Prospector delivered

COSL Takes Delivery of New Semisub

equipped with numerous advanced technologies including DP3 closed loop, smart inverters, escape slipways and automatic defrosting, etc. With the most advanced drilling system in the world and Dynamic Positioning System DP3 installed, this rig is certified by both Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and China Classification Society and has met the world’s most stringent requirements by Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and NORSOK petroleum industry safety standards. Compared with the other deepwater semisubmersible rigs in the COSL series delivered earlier, including COSLPioneer, COSLPromoter, COSLInnovator

Meridian Gyros Achieves China Type Approval

The Meridian Standard and Meridian Surveyor gyro compasses manufactured by Teledyne TSS have been given type approval by the China Classification Society. The approval was granted after the Society inspectors completed a detailed study of the gyros, their performance and reliability and the manufacturing processes and quality control methods employed at the Teledyne TSS factory in Watford, U.K. The approval will now open the Chinese shipbuilding and offshore survey markets for these products where it is expected that their performance and pricing will be welcomed. The need for commercial shipping

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