Urgent Rule Change Notice (URCN) is a notification of adopted urgent rule changes outside the normal rule change schedule. For more information, please refer to IACS Procedure Volume 4.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to collaborate further on their shared goals and objectives with regard to safe, secure and environmentally sound shipping.
Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together in Tokyo last week for their annual 'Tripartite Meeting' on issues of common interest.
CCS' Dr. Sun Licheng takes over IACS Chair from Christopher J. Wiernicki
These recommendations will be of value to all shipowners, operators and managers when choosing an emergency response service provider by clearly establishing the minimum level of support the service provider can be expected to deliver.
IACS is very pleased that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee, at its 96th session, has recognised the IACS-developed rules regarding the goals and functional requirements of the International Goal-based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (GBS).