In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IACS will attend the next meeting of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 5) that will meet from 24 to 28 September 2018.

IACS has submitted one paper to this meeting on the following issue:

  • information on the definitions and management of "recommendations" or "conditions of class" in the rules of classification societies. In particular, the paper provides a clarification that "recommendations" and "conditions of class" are to be read as being different terms used by classification societies for the same required action. (III 5/INF.27).

IACS will also closely monitor the discussions and consider any requests for advice and comments from this session of the Sub-Committee that fall within the experience, expertise and remit of IACS and its Members; especially in relation to the work IACS Members undertake in their capacity as Recognized Organizations on behalf of Administrations. In this regard, it is particularly noted that the Sub-Committee will progress its work both on reviewing the Model Agreement for the authorization of recognized organizations acting on behalf of Administrations; and updating the Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC) to take account of recent changes to the IMO’s regulatory framework.

Any enquiries on the above should be sent to Paul Sadler, IACS Accredited Representative to IMO, at permsec@iacs.org.uk

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