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 4) that will meet from 25 to 29 September 2017.

IACS has submitted five papers to this meeting on the following issues:

  • information on the cooperation between IACS and the IMO Secretariat on enhanced use of GISIS in Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) studies (III 4/4/3);
  • further to the discussion at MSC 98 of document MSC 98/17/1 (IACS), how the discrepancies between resolution A.1104(29) and MSC.1/Circ.1348 regarding the taking of rudder bearing clearance measurements at In-Water Surveys of passenger ships could be addressed (III 4/8/3);
  • options for the way forward following the agreement at MSC 97 for a new output to review and amend the Model Agreement for the purpose of bringing the Agreement in line with the requirements of the RO Code (III 4/11/3 and III 4/INF.36); and
  • raising awareness of a Recognized Organization Oversight Programme (ROOP) that is based on the IACS Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS) and which Administrations could consider using in fulfilling their oversight obligations of their recognized organizations as required by the III Code (III 4/14/2).

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.


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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