The ACS (Association of Asian Classification Societies) had its 25th Annual Executive Committee meeting in Mumbai, India on 7th & 8th November 2017, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).
In his opening remark the Chairman mentioned that the amendment to membership application procedure has been adopted to include the detailed process on verification of the applicant's ability to contribute to the technical work of the ACS.
The Chairman emphasised that ACS has strengthened the monitoring work of the Safety and Environment related international Conventions in IMO, and has prepared various technical guidelines for effective implementation of the international regulations which have been uploaded in the ACS website for the benefit of the ship owners and shipbuilders.
The Chairman also mentioned that the overall PSC detention data for 2014~2016 of the ACS member societies’ registered vessels has been compiled and uploaded in the ACS Website along with the pictures of the typical PSC deficiencies and we hope that it will certainly provide good guidance to ship operators and crew on board the ship.
ACS in this year has organized the international seminar in Vung Tau, Vietnam on 29 August 2017. The seminar was successful with 100 participants and ASA and ASEF representatives who had been invited as honored guest and speakers.
ACS members at this 25th Executive Committee Meeting have unanimously elected CCS as Chair Society of ACS for the year 2018.
Contact: Tae-woo Kim, ACS Secretary (Seoul +82-70-4916-8140)