(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has issued their 2020 IACS Annual Review.
This Review contains a wide range of articles on IACS work in 2020 dealing with matters such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Remote Surveys and Cyber Safety as well detailed technical pieces on corrosion and stability.
There are also updates on changes to IACS’ governance structure and a commentary on the response of IACS and its Members to the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as updates on IACS Quality work and further developments in the trial of the Independent Quality Assessment Review Body (IQARB).
In addition to these very significant initiatives, IACS’ work in supporting the industry on the
key issues it faces continued unabated in 2020. On the overarching issues of digitalisation and decarbonisation, IACS continued to play a significant role: in the former through its work on cyber safety and its adoption of a data driven policy as well as ongoing work on marine autonomous surface ships and remote surveys; and in the latter by way of wide-ranging technical inputs to the ongoing work at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and in other fora where IACS’ focus continues to be on making sure that practical implementation issues are considered and that the safety implications of any new technical or regulatory proposals are properly evaluated.
For more details, click below to download the full IACS Annual 2020 review: