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 101 New

Rec 101 IACS Model Report for IMO Resolution MSC.215(82) Annex 1 “Test Procedures for Coating Qualification” - June 2008

Rec 102 New

Rec 102 IACS Model Report for IMO Resolution MSC.215(82) Annex 1 “Test Procedures for Coating Qualification”, Section 1.7 - Crossover Test - June 2008

Rec 103 New

Rec 103 Guidance for the compilation of the IOPP Supplement - December 2008

Rec 104 New

Rec 104 Qualification scheme for welders of steels - NEW March 2009

Rec 105 New

Rec 105 Qualification scheme for welders of aluminium alloys - NEW March 2009

Rec 106 New

Rec 106 IACS Guideline for Rule Development - Ship Structure - July 2009

Rec 107 Deleted

Rec 107 Guidance for Application of Vertical Contract Audits - Deleted Sept 2011 and Incorporated into Volume 3. IACS Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS)

Rec 108 NIU

Number not in use

Rec 109 Rev1 CLN

Rec 109 Acceptance criteria for cargo tank filling limits higher than 98% (on ships constructed before 1 July 2016) - Rev.1 May 2017

Rec 110 Rev1 CLN

Rec 110 Guideline for Scope of Damage Stability Verification on new oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers - Rev.1 Nov 2010

Rec 111 New

Rec 111 PASSENGER SHIPS – Guidelines for preparation of Hull Structural Surveys - NEW Feb 2010

Rec 112 NIU

Number not in use

Rec 113 Rev1 CLN

Rec 113 Expert Parties Engaged in Visual and/or Sampling Checks for Preparation of Inventory of Hazardous Materials - Rev.1 October 2012

Rec 114 New

Rec 114 Recommendation for the design, construction, operation and survey of emergency shut down valves and safe cargo sampling connections on liquefied gas carriers - NEW June 2010

Rec 115 NIU

Number not in use

Rec 116 Rev1 CLN

Rec 116 Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers - Rev.1 Feb 2013

Rec 117 New

Rec 117 Exchange of Statutory Documentation upon Transfer of Class - March 2011

Rec 118 Rev1 CLN

Rec 118 Maritime Labour Convention, 2006: Handling of Seafarer Complaints by Recognized Organizations - Rev.1 Jan 2012

Rec 119 Rev1 CLN

Rec 119 Uniform application of SOLAS Reg. II-1/3-9 in association with MSC.1/Circ.1331 - Rev.1 Apr 2013

Rec 120 New

Rec 120 Survey of electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas on tankers - New June 2015

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