In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and within its remit as the Organization’s principal technical advisor, IACS will actively participate in the forthcoming 7th session of the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 7), which will meet remotely from 12 to 16 July 2021.

Noting the work IACS Members undertake as Recognized Organizations of IMO Member States, verifying compliance of ships with IMO agreed requirements, and with a view to achieve clarity for all parties, IACS has submitted or co-sponsored the following papers:

III 7/5/6 provides input to further update the 2019 Guidelines for port State control under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3 (resolution MEPC.321(74)) and comments on paper III 7/2/2, specifically on the outcome of PPR 7 under document PPR 7/2/5 (IMarEST).

III 7/15 proposes amendments to paragraph 6.5.5 of the draft model agreement to achieve alignment with paragraph of the recommendatory part 3 of the RO Code.

III 7/INF.6 informs the Sub-Committee of the decision by IACS to harmonise the use of the term "condition of class" for all mandatory classification matters which must be attended to with respect to the condition of the ship and the consequent deletion of the term "recommendation" used for same purpose.

IACS will also contribute to the discussions under agenda item 4 (Lessons learned and safety issues identified from the analysis of marine safety investigation reports), agenda item 8 (Updated survey Guidelines under the Harmonised System of Survey and Certification), agenda item 14 (Any Other Business) and agenda item 15 (Review of the Model Agreement for the Authorisation of ROs).

Any enquiries on the above should be sent to Konstantin Petrov, IACS Accredited Representative to IMO, at arimo@iacs.org.uk

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