IMO guidelines for FRP

RISE has through the Swedish Flag State led the development of guidelines (MSC.1/Circ.1574) for use of FRP composite structures on ships, with focus on how fire safety should be managed. They have been developed to provide support for Flag States evaluating FRP structures, ensuring that fire hazards are properly managed. The guidelines for alternative design and arrangements of fire safety (MSC/Circ.1002, amended by MSC.1/Circ.1552) are also applicable, as well as the general guidelines for approval of the alternatives provided for in various IMO instruments (MSC.1/Circ.1455).