Classification society ClassNK has released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships (October 2017), a checklist designed for use by ship masters, crew, ship owners and other key personnel to ensure vessels are safe, well-maintained and in compliance with regulations. .
ClassNK’s Investigative Operations Division Manager, Yoshinori Kozeki, said, “This easy-to-use checklist is the result of our ongoing commitment to improving the safety of life and property at sea, and the prevention pollution of the marine environment. The latest edition of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships includes clear explanations, photo examples as well as advice on the latest industry updates. We hope crews will use it to help create a safer working environment, reduce PSC detentions, and prevent maintenance-related issues before they arise.
To further improve the quality and efficiency of shipboard maintenance, ClassNK has incorporated its knowledge and experience gained through surveys and audits, feedback from Port State Control (PSC) inspections and feedback from shipowners and seafarers to provide checklists for routine maintenance, PSC Inspections, Safety Management Systems, Ship Safety Management Systems, as well as photos of the most common shortcomings. The latest edition now also includes a checklist for the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).