Posted on February 3, 2015
LLoyd’s Register EMEA have prepared for an expected increase in work on inland waterway tankers. New ADN and rules and updated EBIS questionnaires now require inland waterway tankers to have stability documentation and loading instruments updated and approved. As the majority of these vessels have been designed with PIAS software, either by SARC or one of many designers using PIAS, SARC has provided LLoyd’s Register EMEA addtional PIAS licences and training of some 8 surveyors in preparation for the huge amount of work involved. By doing so, certification of stability documentation and loading instruments has become much more efficient, as remodelling of vessels is no longer required and LLoyd’s Register EMEA now have larger capacity to check the PIAS models, stability calculations and LOCOPIAS loading instruments submitted for aproval.