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Notices and General Information

RULES FOR BUILDING AND CLASSING

HIGH-SPEED CRAFT
2016

NOTICES AND
GENERAL INFORMATION

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CONTENTS
Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1
TABLE 1 Applicable Editions of Booklets Comprising 2016 Rules ..........2
TABLE 2 Division and Numbering of Rules and Guides ..........................2
Rule Change Notice (2016) ............................................................................................. 3
TABLE 3 Summary of Changes from the 2015 Rules ..............................3

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Introduction
1. The year 2016 edition of the Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Craft consists of the eight
(8) booklets as shown in Table 1. With regard to three booklets, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 7:
a) The purpose of the generic title ABS Rules for Conditions of Classification – High-Speed
Craft (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 high-
speed craft as specified in the Foreword to Part 1. Additional specific requirements are
contained in Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 1.
b) The purpose of the generic title ABS Rules for Materials and Welding 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.
c) 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.
2. The numbering system applied in the Rules is shown in Table 2.
3. The primary changes from the 2015 Rules are identified and listed in Table 3. The effective date
of the indicated Rule Changes is 1 January 2016, unless specifically indicated otherwise.
4. 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 1 January 2000 (and subsequent years) (1996) 9 May 1996
(1999) 12 May 1999 (1995) 15 May 1995
(1998) 13 May 1998 (1994) 9 May 1994
(1997) 19 May 1997 (1993) 11 May 1993

5. Until the next edition of the Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Craft 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 High-Speed Craft, which includes
Rule Change Notices and/or Corrigenda using different colors for easy recognition, will be
published on the ABS website only when RCN and/or Corrigenda are issued.
6. The listing of CLASSIFICATION SYMBOLS AND NOTATIONS is available from the ABS
website www.eagle.org for download.

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TABLE 1
Applicable Editions of Booklets Comprising 2016 Rules
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Part 1: Rules for Conditions of Classification – High-Speed Craft 2016*
Part 2: Rules for Materials and Welding 2016*
Rules for Testing and Certification of Materials
Rules for Welding and Fabrication
Part 2: Rules for Materials and Welding – Aluminum and Fiber 2016*
Reinforced Plastics (FRP)
Part 3: Hull Construction and Equipment 2016
Part 4: Craft Systems and Machinery 2016
Part 5: Specialized Craft and Services 2016
Part 7: Rules for Survey After Construction 2016*
* Note: The latest edition of these Rules is to be referred to. These Rules may be downloaded from the ABS website at
www.eagle.org, Rules and Guides, Downloads or may be ordered separately from the ABS Publications online catalog
at www.eagle.org, Rules and Guides, Catalog.

TABLE 2
Division and Numbering of Rules and Guides
Division Number
Part Part 1
Chapter Part 1, Chapter 1
Section Section 1-1-1
Subsection (see Note 1) 1-1-1/1
Paragraph (see Note 1) 1-1-1/1.1
Subparagraph 1-1-1/1.1.1
Item 1-1-1/1.1.1(a)
Subitem 1-1-1/1.1.1(a)i)
Appendix Appendix 1-1-A1
or
Appendix 1-A1-1

Note:
1 An odd number (1, 3, 5, etc.) numbering system is used for the Rules and Guides. 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 (2016)


TABLE 3
Summary of Changes from the 2015 Rules

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 January 2016 – shown as (2016)

Part/Para. No. Title/Subject Status/Remarks


PART 1 Rules for Conditions of Classification – High-Speed Craft
1-1-1/7 Scope of Classification To prohibit exceeding the design significant wave height for craft
without the OE notation.
1-1-3/Table B Structural Notations To clarify the application of the OE notation.
1-2-2/1 Classification Type To align the requirements with 5-2-1/3.3 and 1-2-2/3.
1-2-2/3 Special Requirements To clarify the original wording “restricted service” and align the
requirements with Paragraph 2 of the Preamble of the HSC Code.
1-2-2/7.3 Significant Wave Height To more clearly specify the significant wave heights for specific types
of HSC, such as Coastal Craft, Riverine Craft, and Crewboats.

EFFECTIVE DATE 1 July 2015 – shown as (1 July 2015)


(based on the contract date for new construction between builder and Owner)
Part/Para. No. Title/Subject Status/Remarks
PART 3 Hull Construction and Equipment
3-1-2/Table 2 Material Class or Grade of Structural To require the materials for other steering equipment components
Members described in Section 3-2-8 to be of steel in accordance with the
requirements of Part 2, Chapter 1. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)
3-2-7/13 Energy Saving Devices (ESD) (Hull To clearly identify design and survey requirements for energy saving
(New) Appendages) devices (ESD) so that the hull welding, material compatibility and hull
structural continuity evaluation during design and survey of these
appendages must be assessed to identify any high stress
concentrations together with erosion/corrosion spots. (Incorporates
Notice No. 1)
3-2-8/1.1 Application To clearly indicate steering equipment other than rudders in the
Application section. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)
3-2-8/1.3 Materials for Rudder, Rudder Stock To specify that rudders and other steering equipment are to comply
and Steering Equipment with 3-1-2/Table 2. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)
3-2-13/1.1.4 <No Title> To add requirement for IMO PSPC (Section 3.3.2) and/or IMO PSPC-
(New) COT Regulations compliance. (Incorporates Notice No. 1)
3-5-1/19.3 Deck Fittings To reflect that ISO 3913 is now withdrawn and replaced by ISO 13795.
(Incorporates Notice No. 1)
PART 4 Craft Systems and Machinery
4-5-2/9.1 Fixed Local Application Fire-fighting To delete the reference to the vessel's main propulsion and power
Systems generation, in line with IMO MSC.338(91). (Incorporates Notice No.
1)

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EFFECTIVE DATE 1 January 2016 – shown as (2016)


(based on the contract date for new construction between builder and Owner)
Part/Para. No. Title/Subject Status/Remarks
PART 3 Hull Construction and Equipment
3-2-1/9 Operating Manual To specify that the operating manual is to be ABS approved and to
clarify the design environmental conditions in association with OE
notation.
3-2-1/Table 2 Factor, K To clarify the wording “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7.
3-2-8/7.3 Lower Rudder Stocks To remove “K” since material factor (K) is already included in the
maximum allowable stress formula.
3-2-10/23.5 Design Forces for Securing or To clarify the wording “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7.
Supporting Devices of Doors
Opening Outwards
3-5-1/1 General To remove the notation “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7.
3-7-1/1 General To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/1.3.2 <No Title> To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/3.3 Structural Testing To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/5 Testing Methods To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/7.1.1 Leak Testing To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/7.7 Hydrostatic or Hydropneumatic To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
(New) Tightness Testing considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/9 Alternative Procedure for Strength To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
(New) Testing considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/Table 1 Testing Requirements for Tanks and To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
Boundaries considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
3-7-1/Table 2 Application of Leak Testing, Coating To reflect the comments from Administrations and Industry Organizations
and Provision of Safe Access for considered during review of the proposed Testing Guidelines associated
Type of Welded Joints with SOLAS Chapter II-1, Regulation 11, made during the IMO MSC
and SDC meetings.
PART 4 Craft Systems and Machinery
4-3-1/5.3.1 General To include the requirements of 2-3-7/1 for propulsion shafts and to
clarify that the part can comply with only one, not all, specifications.
4-3-3/5.5.6 Keyless Coupling To align the requirements with industry practice.
4-4-2/7.5.7(b) Multi-core Metallic Tubes Sheathed To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
by Plastic Materials

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Part/Para. No. Title/Subject Status/Remarks


4-4-3/7 Emergency Bilge Suctions for Main To specify an adequate flow to the emergency bilge pump to maintain
Machinery Space its discharge capacity.
4-4-4/1.1.3 Service and Settling Tanks To clarify the condition of special consideration for the capacity of the
service tanks, in line with Annex 12 of the 2000 HSC Code.
4-4-4/3.7 Valves on Oil Tanks To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-4-7/1.3.3 Electrical Installation in Storage To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
Room
4-4-7/3.3.6 Electrical Equipment To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-4-7/3.5.4 Electrical Equipment To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-1/3.9.2 <No Title> To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-1/3.21.1 Category “ia” To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-1/3.23 Low Voltage To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-1/Table 3 Degree of Protection of Electrical To include degree of protection “IP X9”, in line with the latest IEC
Equipment (Second IP Numeral) requirements.
4-6-2/1.3 Short-circuit Data To align the requirements with 4-8-1/5.1.3 of the Steel Vessel Rules.
4-6-2/9.5.2(a) Instantaneous Trip To specify that if generators are fitted with differential protection
systems, then they need not simultaneously have a separate
instantaneous trip function.
4-6-3/3.7.2(a) Large Batteries To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-3/9.1.1(a) Electrical Equipment Types To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-3/9.5.1 General To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/7.13.1(a) Systems Exceeding 50 Volts To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/7.13.1(b) Systems of 50 Volts and Less To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/10.5.10 Electrical Protection To clarify overvoltage, overcurrent and short circuit protection
requirements of the semiconductor converter and the semiconductor
devices associated with or contained within. To reduce the proscribed
protection requirements is to allow equipment makers to provide
protection for their semiconductor converters and semiconductor
devices that is appropriate to the semiconductor technology that they
utilize. To consolidate alarm annunciation requirements upon
operation of the protection scheme. To remove the requirement for
the provision of an individual semiconductor fuse for each
semiconductor device.
4-6-4/10.7 Inspection and Testing To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/13.1.1 General To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/13.1.2(a) Standards To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/13.1.3 Fire Resistant Property To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
4-6-4/Table 5 Factory Testing Schedule for To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
Switchboards, Chargers, Motor
Control Centers and Controllers
4-6-5/1.11.2(a) Mechanical Construction and To align the requirements with the latest IEC requirements.
Configuration
4-6-5/3.3.1 General To remove the option for a single electrical propulsion motor with two
sets of windings.
4-6-5/3.7.5 Semiconductor Converters To remove redundant requirements.
(Deleted)
4-7-9/Table 9 Type Tests for Control, Monitoring To align the requirements with IACS UR E10.
and Safety Equipment
4-7-9/Table 10 Tests for Unit Certification of To align the requirements with IACS UR E10.
Control, Monitoring and Safety
Equipment

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Part/Para. No. Title/Subject Status/Remarks


PART 5 Specialized Craft and Services
5-2-1/1 Application To clarify the wording “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7.
5-2-1/3.1 General To remove the notation “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7 and
to clarify the application of the OE notation.
5-2-1/3.3.2 Restricted Voyages To clarify the wording “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7.
5-2-1/3.3.3 Transit Voyages To clarify the definition of transit voyages, in line with 1.9.1.1 of
2000 HSC Code.
5-2-3/5 Operational Parameters To remove the notation “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7 and
to provide references for nxx and limited service notation.
5-2-4/1 General To remove the notation “Restricted Service”, in line with 1-2-2/7.
5-2-8/3 Emergency Position Indicating Radio To provide a reference for restricted voyages.
Beacon (EPIRB)

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