LR Rules for the Classification of Stern First Ice Class Ships 1 July 2023 can be accessed via Regs4ships, these have been updated by approved rule changes.

Date published 01/07/23
Last updated 01/07/23
Tags Rules Stern First Ice Class Ships

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The Rules for the Classification of Stern First Ice Class Ships are applicable to ships that are intended to operate in ice going stern first using directional thrust from podded propulsion units or mechanical azimuthing thrusters. Other propulsion arrangements will be specially considered.

The Rules should be used in combination with the Ice Class Rules in Pt 8 Rules for Ice and Cold Operations of the Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Ships.

The Rules provide a scenario-based framework for consideration of ships operating stern first in ice. 

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