LR Rules and Regulations for the Construction & Classification of Submersibles & Diving Systems 1 July 2023 can be accessed via Regs4Ship, these have been updated by approved rule changes.
|Rules Submersibles Diving System
- Notice No.3 Rules and Regulations for the Construction & Classification of Submersibles & Diving Systems July 2022
For the purpose of the Rules and Regulations for the Construction & Classification of Submersibles & Diving Systems, a submersible is a vessel, whether sea-going, used in freshwater or fixed to the sea bed (or forming part of a marine structure), designed to be capable of submerging beneath the surface to a maximum operating depth and for an approved operating time. It may be manned or unmanned. This heading includes submarines, habitats, submersible diving chambers or submersible personnel transfer chambers, observation chambers, diving bells and underwater containers, and items for sub-sea completions required for purposes such as mineral workings.
The unit types covered by these Rules are:
- Manned submersible
- Wet submersible
- Unmanned submersible
- Submersible craft
- Diving bell
- Submersible vehicle
- Submersible habitat
- Submersible container
- Passenger submersible
- Resue submersible