IACS produces recommendations and guidelines related to adopted resolutions that are not necessarily matters of  class but which IACS considers would be helpful to offer some advice to the marine industry.  The documents cover a wide range of issues and can be accessed via the links below.

The technical backgrounds (development histories) of Recommendations since 2006 can be found by following this link.

A list of the IACS working groups responsible for each Guideline and Recommendation may be found here.

Rec 41 Rev4 Corr1 CLN

Rec 41 Guidance for IACS Auditors to the ISM Code - Rev.4 Corr.1 Oct 2016

Rec 42 Rev2 CLN

Rec 42 Guidelines for Use of Remote Inspection Techniques for surveys - Rev.2 June 2016

Rec 43 Deleted

Rec 43 Care and Survey of Equipment required by MARPOL 73/78, Annex 1 – Guidance to owners - Deleted Oct 2010

Rec 44 Corr1 CLN

Rec 44 Survey Guidelines for tanks in which soft coatings have been applied - Corr.1 December 2007

Rec 45 New

Rec 45 Guidelines for Container Corner Fittings - 1996

Rec 46 New

Rec 46 BULK CARRIERS Guidance and Information on Bulk Cargo Loading and Discharging to Reduce the Likelihood of Over-stressing the Hull Structure - 1997

Rec 47 Rev7 CLN

Rec 47 Shipbuilding and Repair Quality Standard - Rev.7 June 2013

Rec 48 New

Rec 48 Recommendations on Loading Instruments - 1997

Rec 49 Rev1 Corr1 CLN

Rec 49 Testing of Protection Devices for Generators and Large Consumers on Board - Rev.1 Corr.1 1999

Rec 50 New

Rec 50 Recommendation on Minimum Content of Casualty Data Check Lists - 1997

Rec 51 Deleted

Rec 51 Re-categorised as Recommendation No. 049 in March 1999

Rec 52 Rev1 CLN

Rec 52 Power Supply to Radio Equipment requiredby SOLAS Chapter IV, and Electrical/Electronic Navigation Equipment required by SOLAS Chapter V, reg. 19 - Rev.1 September 2005

Rec 53 New

Rec 53 Periodic Survey and Testing of Foam Concentrates and CO2 Halon Containers - 1998

Rec 54 Rev1 CLN

Rec 54 Guidelines for Acceptance, Application and Survey of Semihard Coatings in Ballast Tanks - Rev.1 October 2006

Rec 55 Rev1 CLN

Rec 55 General Dry Cargo Ships - Guidelines For Surveys, Assessment and Repair of Hull Structures - Rev.1 June 2016

Rec 56 New

Rec 56 Fatigue Assessment Of Ship Structures - July 1999

Rec 57 Rev1 CLN

Rec 57 Maintenance And Inspection Of Electrical Equipment On The Ship - Rev.1 Mar 2016

Rec 58 Rev1 Corr1 CLN

Rec 58 Fire Protection of Machinery Spaces - January 2004

Rec 59 New

Rec 59 In-service testing of large permanently installed breathing gas containers onboard diving vessels - May 2001

Rec 60 New

Rec 60 Intact stability of tankers during liquid transfer operations - August 2006

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