Ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has released the Guideline for the Mandatory Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships.
The new guideline has been produced so as to facilitate enforcement of the revised Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships aimed at minimizing health hazards to seafarers along with minimizing risks to communication aboard ships.
The new guideline has summarized the revised Code that entered into force on July 1st, focusing particularly on the general method of noise prevention and frequently asked questions by the involved parties.
The guideline also covers the scope of enforcement, procedures for noise measurement on board during sea trials, airborne sound insulation properties between accommodation spaces and noise measures.
The Guideline is available here
Press Release, July 14th, 2014, Image: ClassNK