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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)


IACS was formed in 1968 to promote the highest standard in safety and pollution prevention.

Address: The Permanent Secretary, International Association of Classification Societies, 5 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9JA,

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IACS is introducing a series of manuals with the intention of giving guidelines to assist the surveyors involved in the survey, assessment and repair of hull structures for general cargo ships, bulk carriers and tankers.

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