The ACS (Association of Asian Classification Societies) had its 24th Annual Executive Committee meeting in Busan, Korea on 17~18 November 2016 under the acting chairmanship of Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).
In his remark the chairman mentioned that the Existing members' compliance procedures has been newly adopted to implement a procedural system equivalent to the Membership application procedures that are applied to the applicant for ACS membership.
The chairman stressed that ACS in this year has strengthened the monitoring work of the development of the Safety and Environment related international Conventions and requirements in IMO, and worked for the development of the technical guidelines relating to the IGF Code, Installation of the BWTS, SECP guidelines, etc. for the benefit of the Asian ship owners and shipbuilders.
The chairman also reiterated that the PSC detention data of the ACS member societies’ registered vessels have been successfully compiled and approved to be uploaded in the ACS Website. The pictures of the typical PSC deficiencies will certainly provide a good guidance for the ship operators and crew on board the ship.
The ACS has organized the annual international seminar in Jakarta Indonesia on 2 August 2016, and will hold another Seminar in Vietnam in August 2017. As customary, ASA and ASEF representatives have been invited to this year’s ACS Executive Committee meeting to consider the ways for further mutual co-operation work.
ACS members unanimously elected Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of IRS as ACS Chairman for 2017.
Contact: Tae-woo Kim, ACS Secretary (Seoul +82-70-4916-8140)