The July 2018 edition of the rules for classification and offshore standards were formally approved on June 19th 2018. The changes to the rules may be categorized as:
- new and revised class notations
- implementation of external requirements (IACS unified requirements and relevant IMO codes)
- general clarifications and corrections.
Additional to the updates to the rules for ships, rules for patrol boats have been clarified for high speed and light crafts (HSLC), naval vessels and yachts.