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Friday, April 20, 2018

INTERTANKO urges IACS to investigate the Erika accident

In the aftermath of the Erika accident, INTERTANKO's Executive Committee held a meeting recently in London and addressed i.a. the crucial role played by the Classification Societies and their association, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), in the international safety regime.

The Erika accident seems to be categorised as a structural failure according to the French Accident Report. But there are uncertainties connected to that report and the INTERTANKO's Executive Committee urges IACS to investigate the Erika accident and make the results public.

The INTERTANKO Executive Committee believes that IACS should consider to form an expert team to give technical support to accident investigations at sea. Findings of such investigations should form the basis for proposed actions to improve the international safety system.

For more information contact:
Dagfinn Lunde, Managing Director, INTERTANKO
Tel: +47 22 12 26 50
Mobile: +47 924961 17
E-mail: dagfinn.lunde@intertanko.com