International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

IMO to look at stability verification

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and on Fishing Vessels’ Safety (SLF) last month determined that there should be a mandatory requirement for tankers to be equipped with onboard stability instruments.

Why do boxes get lost?

Three years of research have been put into examining why containerships continue to lose boxes overboard with depressing regularity and into developing some recommendations to try and put a stop to it. The Lashing@ Sea project, which has involved the Dutch, UK and Swedish maritime administrations under the leadership of the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (Marin), will make a number of recommendations to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

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