The present Rules were initially formulated by the professionals team of the CCS with the intention of establishing proper ship energy efficiency system and ship energy efficiency database, and to fully satisfy the applicable requirements of ship operators, charterers, ship and cargo owners, port authorities, flag administrations; other parties that may be involved in the above stated process, shall also be taken into account.

Below you may find the brief contents of this official publication: General Requirements and Responsibilities; Ship Energy Efficiency Management System and Data Requirements; Energy Efficiency Certification; Energy Efficiency Audit; Cross reference between Energy Efficiency Management System Requirements and ISM Code, ISO 14001-2004, and ISO 9001-2008; Ship Energy Efficiency Data Forms; Audit Requirements of the Modification of SEEMC/CEEMC; CEEMC, SEEMC and SEEVC Formats; Notification of Invalidation of EEMC.

These Rules may be used not only by the class surveyors, owners, managers, operators and crew members of the vessels that are classed by the CCS; they might also be used by people who wish to have some better idea of all requirements/responsibilities that are associated with the energy efficiency and its relation with the environment protection as it is outlined in the Marpol Convention - such requirements are there for any class.

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The CCS (standing for the Chinese Classification Society) Rules for Construction and Classification of Yachts published in 2012 consist of two big parts - the first part addresses yachts shorter than 24 m while the second one deals with larger yachts.

Each part has five principal chapters - general information, hull structure, machinery and electrical installations, and outfitting. In addition, in the last part some requirements for LPG power-driven yachts are listed. We would say that the publication contains literally all applicable Rules that are to be used during construction/commissioning of the yachts; of course, the Rules for surveys after constructions are also there in the Rulebook. The requirements for the compliance survey have been provided so that the inspectors are fully aware of the total scope of the inspections to be performed on board.

The information relating to the hull structure of the yacht includes three different materials. namely FRP, steel and aluminum. All yacht hull systems have also been addressed together with the shipboard machinery and electrical equipment and outfitting. Truly comprehensive reference book for new building and further maintenance of the yachts.

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These CCS Rules have been developed on the basis of the technical requirements outlines in the IGC Code, which was adopted by IMO MSC by Res. MSC.5(48) and amendments. The authors of the publication aimed it primarily for the vessels carrying liquefied gases and built in full compliance with the Chinese Class Society conditions of classification.

The complete text of the above mentioned IGC Code have been incorporated in the present CCS Rules together with the amendments and some additional paragraphs and interpretations. In case the vessel in question has not been authorized to be issued with the COF, i.e. Certificate of Fitness, all Rules and Flag Administration requirements must be complied with. As declared, the ultimate goal of this document was to provide people with the necessary technical info relating to the classification surveys during the construction and the operation of the ships carrying liquefied gases. The technical requirements that have been included in this rulebook will be of some interest for the crew members and owners of the ships classed with the other Societies, as well.

The Rules contain general provisions, classification and surveys, approval of relevant plans/documents of vessels, additional requirements applicable to the ship hull structures, etc. 

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The present CCS Rules apply to the two types of steel floating docks operating fixedly in sheltered waters - cassoon type and pontoon type. In the first type of FDD (floating dry dock) both wing walls and bottom caisson are continuous and inseparable, while in the second type the bottom is formed of non-continuous pontoons while the wing falls are continuous.

The pontoons of the floating dock may be either detachable or, alternatively, they may be permanently attached to the wing walls. China Classification Society will, however, give special consideration to the FDD of other types. These Rules are applicable to the floating dock contracted for construction on or after the date of entry into force of the Rules. This also applies to the floating dock converted from a ship.

The Rules consist of six major chapters covering general provisions, hull structure, stability, maximum submerged draught mark, freeboard and working, machinery installations, electrical installations, fire protection, fire detection, and fire extinction. Apart from the designers and constructors of the floating dry docks. this book will be of great use for everyone willing to get some knowledge of the requirements that generally apply to such structures.

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