Class notation for ships operating in light ice conditions.
Vessels without ice strengthening are not intended for operation in ice-infested waters. Vessels with additional
strengthening of the fore ship in accordance with the requirements of ICE-C notation can operate in light ice conditions. They are not intended to operate in waters with solid ice where higher ice classes are required.
You get a vessel which can operate in light first-year ice and call into ports which occasionally experience some ice.
This class notation verifies that the vessel can operate in light ice conditions and thus call into ports which occasionally experience some light first-year ice. The forward region of the ship is strengthened with thicker plates and heavier stiffeners and frames in the defined ice belt region.
Newbuilding plan approval and site survey in accordance with relevant parts of the Rules. Approval is carried out at responsible approval centre. Site survey is carried out at the building yard and its suppliers.