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Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations (SOR/2017-286)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2023-06-07. Previous Versions


(Section 5)

Construction Standards for Types A, B, C, D and E Vessels

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8Column 9Column 10Column 11Column 12Column 13
Type of VesselAmerican Bureau of Shipping (ABS)Bureau Veritas (BV)China Classification Society (CCS)Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)DNVFinnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules (FSICR)International Association of Classification on Societies (IACS)Korean Register of Shipping (KR)Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR)Poiski Rejestr Statkow (PRS)Rina Services (RINA)Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
1Type AIce Class IAAICE CLASS IA SUPERIce Class B1*NS (Class 1A Super Ice Strengthening)Ice (1A*), ICE-1A* or E41A SuperPC1 to PC7IA SuperIce Class 1AS FS (+) or Ice Class 1AS FSL1AICE CLASS 1A SUPERUL or LU5 or Arc5
2Type BIce Class IAICE CLASS IAIce Class B1NS (Class 1A Ice Strengthening)Ice (1A) or ICE-1A or E31A1AIce Class 1A FS (+) or Ice Class 1A FSL1ICE CLASS 1AL1 or LU4 or Arc4
3Type CIce Class IBICE CLASS IBIce Class B2NS (Class 1B Ice Strengthening)Ice (1B) or ICE-1B or E21B1BIce Class 1B FS (+) or Ice Class 1B FSL2ICE CLASS 1BL2 or LU3 or Ice 3
4Type DIce Class ICICE CLASS ICIce Class B3NS (Class 1C Ice Strengthening)Ice (1C) or ICE-1C or E11C1CIce Class 1C FS (+) or Ice Class 1C FSL3ICE CLASS 1CL3 or LU2 or Ice 2
5Type E (see Note)Below Ice Class IC1DIce Class BNS (Class 1D Ice Strengthening)ICE-C or ECategory II1DIce Class 1D or Ice Class 1EL41DL4 or LU1 or Ice 1

Note: Type E includes the identified ice class and any class below it, as well as vessels without an assigned class of ice strengthening.


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