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Introduction

Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world's cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.

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For more information
Classification Societies - What, Why and How?
Classification Societies - Key Role
Charter and Annexes 2009 Rev.4 (October 2015)
IACS Objectives, Strategy and Action Plan (2016-2017)
Class symbols
IACS OSH Policy
IACS Members Contact Details for PSC MOUs
*These contact points are to be used in addition to any contact points already in use for the local RO's. Continue to use the local contact point and additionally advise the here mentioned contact. Updated: 4 October 2016
The International Contribution of IACS to Safer and Cleaner Shipping