The ABS Guide for the Construction and Classification of International Warships (INSG) provides ratings for non-nuclear displacement ships of the monohull surface ship type. It deals with hull, mechanical and electrical systems specifically tailored to the requirements of combat ships and non-combatant ships in the following areas: From fast patrol ships to large surface warships, and from submarines to auxiliary warship ships, Bureau Veritas has the expertise to ensure that your ship`s design meets recognized standards. Our naval work history allows us to manage the build quality and profitability of a number of ships, including older models. NR 483: Rules for the classification of warships Although they do not apply only to warships, the abs rules on maritime ships may be applied to certain state support ships. Navies and governments around the world demand efficient and resilient ships for their fleets. Thanks to Bureau Veritas` expertise, your warships can meet international and national safety and performance standards. Non-combatant ships such as logistics ships and rapid patrol ships are classified according to Bureau Veritas` standard rules for the classification of steel ships and benefit from specific memos, including cold class or ice ratings for ships operating in Arctic watersNR467: Rules for the Classification of Steel Vessels Part D – Service Designations, including Frigate, Aircraft Carrier, Corvette, Navy Auxiliary Ship, Amphibious Vessel, Military Offshore Patrol Vessel, Landing Craft Bureau Veritas supports navies with special classification rules based on our experience in the shipping industry. We help you align military specifications with safety objectives by conducting the design review and technical evaluation of your ships. To see the RULES OF THE ABS International Naval Ship and the available ratings, download the instructions. The Naval Ship Code, published by NATO as the Allied Naval Engineering Publication (ANEP 77), enables the application of an internationally recognized safety standard, measured against IMO conventions and resolutions, to surface naval combatants and non-combat ships. The Warship Code establishes a minimum level of safety for warships. LHSNV rules recognize military use and specific design features while maintaining a basis for commercial design standards. These rules apply to surface ships at sea and describe the requirements for the allocation and maintenance of the Bureau Veritas classification of ships.

The top priority for submarines is to prevent shipwrecks and casualties. To avoid incidents, ships need evacuation protocols and the ability to return to the surface safely. Bureau Veritas` rules for naval submarines are internationally recognized and cover navigation, hull and propulsion systems, as well as health and safety systems. NR535: RULES FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF WAR SUBMARINES The Warship Code applies to all non-nuclear surface ships owned or operated by the armed forces, coast guard, other departments or agencies for the protection and security of a State. It does not include measures specifically targeted at the effects of military attacks. The rules include requirements and standards for light warships, patrols and high-speed naval vehicles on the following topics: In addition to complying with the Warship Code, ABS has developed rules and guides specifically for warships based on their design, their unique structure and purpose. ABS rules and guides for warships include: ABS has surveyors, engineers, researchers and regulatory specialists operating from more than 200 offices in 70 countries around the world. A dedicated naval engineering office in Houston and extensive experience with government vessels around the world make ABS the ideal partner for classification, certification and related services. For more information or assistance with your vessel, please contact the ABS government team. Notes: Bureau Veritas may at any time make corrections to published rules or guides to correct errors in print and/or electronic editions. Other Bureau Veritas technical documents can be downloaded free of charge from Bureau Veritas` full list of rules, rule notes and guides, including documents dedicated to a specific naval unit, such as: Requirements are specifically designed for high-speed vessels (i.e. lightweight structures), often made of steel, made of aluminium or composite materials.

The BV rules for the classification of warships consist of the following documents: The international presence of Bureau Veritas allows the transfer of knowledge from the original shipyard where a ship was first built, directly to your shipyard. We bring the best of international design and innovation to your ships. Naval operations often require special equipment and unique ship layouts. Strict safety standards for patrol and combat ships are regularly updated, and navies cannot risk falling behind. The quality of construction is paramount, and older ships may need to be dismantled to make way for new models. Above all, the safety of crew members requires optimized ship design and thorough inspection of ships during the construction phase.