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Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, known as ClassNK or NK, is a ship classification society. The Society is actively engaged in a growing range of ship related activities and services aimed at contributing to promoting the protection of human life and property at sea as well as protection of the marine environment.

The principal work of the Society's expert technical staff is to undertake surveys to ensure that the rules which it has developed are applied to new buildings and existing ships to ensure their safety. The rules cover not only hull structures, but also propulsion systems, electronic systems, safety equipment, cargo handling gear, and various other areas. ClassNK's surveyors work in shipbuilding and repair yards and at ports across the world, wherever they may be called upon to examine the condition of a ship.

The ClassNK Academy was established in 2009 to provide the maritime industry with a working knowledge of shipping and shipbuilding, specifically focusing on surveys, inspections and ship management. ClassNK Academy offers a total of eleven courses with a wide range of topics for newcomers as well as for experienced staff in countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Thailand,  Myanmar, Vietnam, Korea, China, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, UAE, Lebanon, and Panama.

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Class NK Training Courses

Newbuildings Courses

  • Classification Surveys during Construction (Hull) (1 day): This course provides an overview of the various design and construction-related tests and surveys that a newbuilding undergoes between the vessel’s order and its final delivery. Taking this course will improve your understanding of the preparations necessary for these surveys as well as increasing your awareness of key details that require attention.
  • Materials and Welding (1 day): This course covers the fabrication of steel used for ship construction, including easy-to-understand explanations of such topics as welding techniques, common errors and what inspections entail. Taking this course will provide you with a deeper understanding of materials, welding, non-destructive testing, and both basic and required examinations and inspections.
  • Classification Society and Statutory Issues (1 day): This course serves as a primer on classification societies, including their role in the maritime industry, history and core duties. Additionally, it covers outlines of ship inspections (Class Surveys, Statutory Surveys, etc.) and the major international conventions applicable to ships.
  • Classification Surveys during Construction (Machinery & Electrical Installations) (1 day): This course covers all the inspections of machinery and electrical equipment that take place over a new vessel’s construction; from the order being placed to the completion of construction. It also provides easily understandable explanations of each type of tests and how they are carried out. Taking this course will provide one with a deeper understanding of the preparations required for these inspections and tests as well as specific aspects to pay attention to.

Existing Ships Courses

  • Damage (Hull) (1 day): This course offers easy-to-understand explanations of how hull damage occurs as well as how it is dealt with using representative examples of damage to different ship categories. It also includes an introduction to the preparations that classification surveys require. Taking this course will provide one with the knowledge necessary for proper hull maintenance.
  • Damage (Machinery) (1 day): This course offers easy-to-understand instruction on how damage to machinery and electrical equipment occurs and how it is dealt with, using representative examples of damage to different types of machinery. After taking this course, one will understand the basic concepts necessary for the proper maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Port State Control (PSC) (0.5 day): This course introduces participants to subjects including the international conventions that relate to Port State Control (PSC), the recent direction of PSC in general, detainment statistics and the primary matters that receive PSC attention. Taking this course will provide one with knowledge useful for reducing the odds of being detained by PSC.
  • Safety Equipment (0.5 day): In addition to an overview of safety equipment (firefighting, lifesaving and navigation), this course also introduces applicable international treaties and examples of failures. Taking this course will provide you with a deeper understanding of inspection requirements and what to watch out for when carrying out equipment maintenance at sea.

Ship Management Courses

  • ISM Internal Audits (2 days): This course provides general instructions for internal audits of a safety management system and outlines the International Safety Management (ISM) Code for internal auditors. Internal audits are required by the ISM Code (established by the IMO) and Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA, published by the OCIMF) as one of the essential elements for the proper implementation and continuous improvement of safety management systems. The ISM Code defines safety management systems with the goals of safe ship operation and environmental protection.
  • Incident Investigation & Analysis and Risk Management (2 days): Incident investigation and analysis is performed in various fields, including transportation, manufacturing, medicine and more. Some is performed by individual companies while others are performed on a large scale with international cooperation and according to international rules.

LAST UPDATED ON Dec 16, 2017

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