IACS 2017 ‘Blue Book’ complemented by 'Green Book’

Feb 02 2018

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has released the 2017 edition of the annual ‘IACS Blue Book’, which is now complemented by the accompanying ‘IACS Green Book’.

Together, these publications summarise the technical output of IACS.

The ‘IACS Green Book’ is designed for daily use and contains all current IACS resolutions and recommendations, as well as their history and technical background. 

It is updated whenever a new or revised IACS resolution or recommendation is uploaded on the IACS website making it the ideal reference document for anyone wishing to refer to current IACS resolutions. Because it only contains current material the file-size is more manageable and so better suited to be downloaded and used in the field, the association said.

The ‘IACS Blue Book’ is an electronic library of all technical resolutions adopted by IACS as a result of its technical work and remains the core reference work for the association containing, as it does, all previous revisions of IACS publications and historical data. 

Together, these IACS publications contain:

*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 authorising flag administrations, unless instructed otherwise.

*Procedural Requirements governing practices among IACS members.

*Recommendations relating to adopted resolutions that are not necessarily matters of class but which IACS considers would be helpful to offer some advice to the marine industry.

*Quality Documents containing QSCS (IACS’ quality system certification scheme) description, quality management system requirements, audit requirements, ACB (accredited certification bodies) requirements and other quality procedures.

*IACS Charter and IACS Procedures, which define the purpose, aim and working procedures of the association.


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