An Introduction to BKI Rules for Indonesian Domestic Vessels: Electrical InstallationTahun 2019
To sail at sea, a ship is required to ensure its seaworthiness. This requirement must be met by compliance to
safety regulation that is enforced by a classification society and the Administration. However, based on data
from Ministry of Transportation, there are 25.559 ships operating in Indonesian waters bearing Indonesian
flag and from that amount only approximately 47% of them are classified by classification society. Those
ships are not classed because they cannot 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 for ships that covers Indonesian waters only. The domestic rules
which have been developed consists of 5 (five) parts that is rules for construction/hull, rules for
classification and survey, rules for machinery installation, rules for electrical installation and rules for
material. This paper will present the requirements for electrical installation for ships which operates on
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