DNV establishes Rules and Guidelines for the classification of ships, mobile offshore platforms and other floating marine structures. It also issues rules and standards for the classification, certification and verification of fixed offshore structures.
The Rules support the classification concept that provides requirements for the structural strength (and where relevant the watertight integrity) and integrity of essential parts of the vessel's hull and its appendages, and the safety and availability of the main functions in order to maintain essential services.
Class is assigned to a vessel on the basis of compliance with the rules. Class is maintained in the service period, provided the applicable rules are observed and surveys carried out.
You can now download:
the publication list - classification and related services (pdf) - a list of DNV publications with validity dates, ordering information and prices
the electronic version of the rules and other service documents (free of charge).
The publications can also be ordered and/or downloaded from DNV Webshop.