25.09.2020

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES — WHAT, WHY AND HOW

Classification Societies - What, Why and How

Author(s) IACS
Publisher IACS
Date 2011
Pages 16
Format pdf
Size 2 Mb
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The Classification Societies are there to provide the professional class and statutory services as well as the consultancy in the maritime and offshore field to the different maritime and offshore industry stakeholders and regulatory entities. The subject services pertain to the provision of human safety on board ships and offshore installations, protection of the environment, and the Class Societies apply the theoretical knowledge and practical experience when performing their services.

Their main aim is the verification of the structural integrity and strength of the floating objects, paying due attention to every single component, including hull, appendages, shipboard machinery, equipment, systems etc. This is achieved through development and subsequent application of the so-called classification rules; in addition, the international conventions, guides, codes and other regulations are widely applied when ensuring compliance with the statutory requirements.

Most of the vessels and rigs operated today have been built in compliance with the corresponding requirements of one or more of classification societies. This volume was released by the International Association of Classification Societies and will give you some insight to the work of these organizations.

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