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. Continue reading
On March 22, 2008, two ships collided in the Hong Kong Strait – the Chinese Yao Hai and the Ukrainian tugboat Neftegaz-67.
In the South China Sea, work began on lifting the sunken Ukrainian ship. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Transport, the rescue operation is ongoing, Mayak reports. At the same time, cables are started for the possible raising of the tanker. Continue reading