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High Speed and Light Craft


The rules for HSLC covers all aspects of classification of craft covered under the HSC code, as well as non-convention craft such as patrol, crew and service craft not covered by other rule books. The HSLC rules are developed based on DNV Rules for High Speed and Light Craft, taking into consideration relevant parts of the GL Rules and Guidelines.

For hull structural rules, the strength calculations are a result of harmonisation of the DNV and GL rules, and a state of the art chapter for composite hull structures is developed. The rules take advantage of the combined experience of DNV and GL as leading classification societies within the High Speed and Light Craft segment.

Content from the Rules for Classification - Ships is reused as far as possible. As an example, the rules for Materials and welding (Pt. 2) are the same in the two rule books HSLC and SHIP.

The DNV GL rules for High Speed and Light Craft will be published early January 2016 and enters into force July 2016.

High speed and light craft

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