Research and Development


Technical Paper

An Introduction BKI Rules for Indonesian Domestic Vessel “Machinery Installations”

Tahun 2019
The main condition for ships to operate on the sea is the proof of its seaworthiness or safety. This requirement can be met by adhering to safety regulation that is enforced by a classification society and the Administration. However, based on data from The Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia, there are 25.559 ships operating in Indonesian waterways which flies Indonesian flag and from that amount only approximately 41% of them are classed by classification society. Those ships are not classed due to their inability to comply with class’s requirements since those requirements are designed to be applied by sea-going ships while those ships only operate domestically on Indonesian waters. As a national classification society, Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia has a very important role to ensure the safety of domestic ships by developing rules/regulations for ships that voyage only on Indonesian waters. The rules which have been developed consists of 5 (five) parts : Rules for construction/hull, Rules for classification and surveys, Rules for machinery installations, Rules for electrical installations and Rules for materials. This paper will present the requirements for machinery installation for ships which operates on Indonesian waters.

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