CCS Issues AiP To An 80,000 Gross Tonnage Cruise Ship

Credits: Peter Hansen/ Unsplash

On 25th of November, at the Wusongkou Forum, China Classification Society (CCS) issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) certificate to an 80,000 gross tonnage cruise ship independently developed and designed by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), reads a CCS release.

CCS Safety Guidelines

This ship has a total length of 293.5 metres and a width of 34 metres. In order to reduce the resistance and enhance energy efficiency, CSSC improved the design by optimizing the wind field and hydrodynamic performance of the superstructure and installing energy-saving devices. Its EEDI meets the requirements of Phase Ⅲ.

The technical indicators of this ship such as sailing speed and load capacity can compare with the most advanced similar international mainstream ship types.

Moreover, by considering the passenger space ratio in public area on board the ship which shows high density of people and risks of airborne transmission of pandemic, CSSC has refined the cabin planning and air-conditioning systems in order to meet the EPC3 standards given in CCS’ Safety Guidelines for Ship Epidemic Prevention.

Important milestone for CSSC

This 80,000 gross tonnage cruise ship is an important milestone for CSSC showing its ability of applying key technologies in the overall design of cruise ships.

It is a fruit of close cooperation between CCS and CSSC, indicating that the Chinese shipbuilding industry will take more initiative in the development of domestic large cruise ship projects, and is of great significance in promoting the independent and controllable R&D of Chinese cruise ships and the construction of the cruise industry supply chain.

Did you subscribe to our daily Newsletter?

It’s Free! Click here to Subscribe

Source: CCS