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NSCV Sub-section C7D—Anchoring systems

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Sub-section C7D provides the requirements for design, selection and testing of anchoring systems.

Full title 

NSCV Part C: Design and construction 

Section C7: Equipment 

Sub-section C7D: Anchoring 

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NSCV Sub-section C7D: Anchoring systems – 1 April 2022 (PDF 505.29 KB) 

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The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) sub-section C7D specifies the minimum requirements for design, selection and testing of anchoring systems for commercial vessels. 

This standard recognises anchoring systems as safety equipment. 

This Subsection shall be read in conjunction with: 

  • Part B—General requirements and,  
  • MO504 (Certificates of operation and operation requirements — national law).  

The anchoring systems specified in this Subsection are suitable only for use in reasonably sheltered conditions or in emergencies such as equipment failure.  

This Subsection applies to all vessels other than Special Vessels provided for in NSCV Part F of this standard, unless NSCV Part F specifies otherwise. 

This Subsection does not apply to vessels operating on cables (vessel-in-chain). 

Announcement 

This NSCV was updated as a result of the Omnibus amendments instrument No 1, 2021. (AMSA has made minor editorial amendments to six NSCVs to address minor issues in nature raised by industry).

 Summary of changes:

  1. In the note following clause 2.3.3.2 - Assessment and verification:
  2. In clause 3.7 DETERMINING ANCHOR MASS BY TABLES: 
  3. In clause 3.8 NUMBER OF ANCHORS, Table 3.4 - Anchor mass in kg for Class E vessels:

The list of changes are available via the following link: NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No1 2021 (PDF 518.45 KB).

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Last updated: 

Friday 1 April 2022