Class notation for ships carrying Dangerous Goods in Packaged form.
To provide verification that the ship is suitable for carrying some packaged dangerous cargoes as described in the IMDG-Code and that the ship is fitted with relevant safety equipment to ensure safe carriage, protect the ship and safeguard life.
Suppliers and manufacturers of dangerous goods have become more and more aware that they must ensure the safe handling of dangerous goods. The notation will help you to document that your ship has "a ticket to trade" in dangerous goods.
The class notation denotes that the ship has beenfound suitable for the carriage of a specified range of packaged dangerous cargoes in designated cargo spaces.
The class notation for ships carrying dangerous goods verifies that the ship complies with the respective requirements of the IMDG-Code and SOLAS II-2 Reg.19 (old Reg.54).
The customer must request the DG-B class notation from DNV, and preferably indicate what hazardous cargoes the ship intends to carry. The approval centre will then approve the relevant drawings. After approval (approx. 4 weeks), the ship will obtain the class notation and may notice an increase in demand.