Following substantial input throughout the vessel design and shipyard build, DNV awarded the Island Patriot ‘Well Stimulation Vessel ‘Class Notation on September 14th 2010. The requirements for this notation are supplementary to those given for assignment of main class and cover tanks, pumping and piping arrangement, equipment and instrumentation related to the storage and handling of well stimulation fluids, personnel protective equipment and impact and damage stability of the vessel. The vessel also carries Clean Class, COMF-V(3) Comfort Class and Dynpos-Autr Class notation for Dynamic Positioning with a redundant dynamic positioning system and an independent joystick system back-up.
A key to safe shipping
In the development of modern maritime industry, ship classification has emerged as an essential contributor to the safe-guarding of life, property and the environment.
Fundamentally classification is a very simple concept based on three main elements, applicable both to the new-build and operational phases,
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