With the development of UR on remote classification surveys, IACS Members have once again demonstrated their ability to rapidly harness innovative technology and survey techniques for the benefit of the maritime industry without any reduction in the levels of quality or assurance expected of, and provided by, class surveys.
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and within its remit as the Organization’s principal technical advisor, IACS will actively participate in the forthcoming 105th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 105), which will meet remotely from 20 to 29 April 2022.
Building on extensive collaboration, and utilising the experience gained from its existing Recommendations, as well as developments at IMO including MSC.428(98), IACS has adopted two new IACS Unified Requirements (URs) providing minimum goal-based requirements for the cyber resilience of new ships and for the cyber security of onboard systems and equipment.
This year's AR includes a broad range of articles on IACS’ work in 2021 including on the continuous support provided to industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Decarbonisation, Remote Survey and Cyber Resilience. In addition, there are also in-depth technical articles on Buckling Strength Updates and innovations in the materials used for ship construction along with updates on Quality and Safety with commentary on the positive movement on IQARB and remote audit standards.
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and within its remit as the Organization’s principal technical advisor, IACS will actively participate in the forthcoming 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78), which will meet remotely from 6 to 10 June 2022.
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and within its remit as the Organization’s principal technical advisor, IACS will participate in the ninth session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 9) which will meet from 21 to 30 June 2022.
IACS Council launches new ‘Safe Decarbonisation Panel’ to support the implementation of new fuels and technologies
Meeting in London this week the IACS Council, Chaired by Mr. Nick Brown, CEO of Lloyds Register, held its 85th session (C85). IACS Council recognised the challenge of ensuring that ambitious targets with expedited timescales for decarbonisation are delivered safely and with the necessary technical underpinning to facilitate early investment by key stakeholders.
IACS is fully supportive of IMO’s initiatives on decarbonisation and has developed Recommendation No. 172 (Rec.172) to support the global and consistent implementation of the newly developed EEXI IMO framework by providing additional advice and guidance on certain elements of the regulatory text where cross-industry discussions had identified technical implementation nuances associated with the EEXI framework.