IACS issues updated Blue Book for 2017
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of its IACS Blue Book. The latest release of the Blue Book package continues to enhance IACS technical support to the shipping industry through our work and investment in technology, innovation, research and development both at the classification and statutory levels.
The Blue Book is an electronic library of technical resolutions adopted by IACS as a result of its technical work and provides an example of how the aims and objectives of the Association are delivered for the benefit of international shipping. It contains
- IACS “Unified Requirements” which IACS members incorporate into their Rules
- “Unified Interpretations” of IMO convention requirements which IACS Members apply uniformly when acting on behalf of authorizing flag Administrations, unless instructed otherwise
- “Procedural Requirements” governing practices among IACS Members
- “IACS Charter” and “IACS Procedures” which define the purpose, aim…
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