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 141 New

Rec 141 Guidelines for the Assessment of Safety Aspects at Workplace - New July 2015

Rec 142 New

Rec 142 LNG Bunkering Guidelines - New June 2016

Rec 143 New

Rec 143 Recommended procedure for the determination of contents of metals and other contaminants in a closed fresh water system lubricated stern tube - NEW Oct 2015

Rec 144 New

Rec 144 Inspection of ship's side valves - NEW Feb 2016

Rec 145 New

Rec 145 Recommendation for the Operation of Shore-Based Emergency Response Services - NEW May 2016

Rec 146 New

Risk assessment as required by the IGF Code - Aug 2016

Rec 147 New

Rec 147 Type Approval Certificate of Internal Combustion Engine - Oct 2016

Rec 148 New

Survey of liquefied gas fuel containment systems - New January 2017

Rec 149 New

Guidance for applying the requirements of and of the IGC Code (on ships constructed on or after 1 July 2016) - May 2017

Rec 150 New

Vapour pockets not in communication with cargo tank vapour / liquid domes on liquefied gas carriers - May 2017

Rec 151 New

Recommendation for petroleum fuel treatment systems for marine diesel engines - New July 2017.

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