10 wrecks with a sad wreck
Since the dawn of human history, navigation has occupied a large niche in the lives of people. However, the sea can be ruthless and very cruel. All this time, due…

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Other abbreviations
Coordinated Universal Time (FTC Temps Universel Coordonné; UTC) is the standard by which society regulates hours and time. It differs by an integer number of seconds from atomic time and…

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About units
Nautical Mile - a unit of length equal to one arc minute of the meridian. Due to the fact that the Earth has the shape of a spheroid, this length…

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Classification societies

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is an international association of classification societies that aims to develop

standards and regulations regarding the safety of shipping. The association is headquartered in London, England.

The association was established in 1968. Initially, it included six societies. The Association brings together major national classification societies in order to develop cooperation between them in the field of technical supervision of ships to ensure the safety of navigation.

The activity of IACS is aimed at unifying the national rules for the classification, measurement, construction, operation and repair of ships used in shipbuilding materials, supplying ships with technical equipment (rescue, fire fighting, etc.).

The Association is the chief adviser to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on technical issues.

More than 90% of the tonnage of the global merchant fleet is in the class of IACS member societies.

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People always went to the sea to improve their health. To spend a week or two at sea is very useful. In addition to the sea breeze, sunbathing and the…

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What is a handy flag?
The most important trend in the development of modern merchant shipping is its internationalization - which, in particular, today gives jobs to thousands of sailors. What makes it possible? Internationalization…

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Classification societies
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is an international association of classification societies that aims to develop standards and regulations regarding the safety of shipping. The association is headquartered…

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10 ships and watercraft that “break” traditional ideas about this type of transport
People in ancient times learned to overcome small and large water. Since then, water transport has occupied an important niche in the life of mankind. Technological progress and even the…

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