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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


IACS’ new chairman Igor Ponomarev, Vice-General Director of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, visited INTERTANKO this week as part of his introductory tour to international shipping Associations. In addition to several of INTERTANKO’s staff in London and Oslo he met ISTEC chairman Dr Nikos Mikelis and member Mr David Penny. He was accompanied on his visits by IACS’ permanent secretary Mr Robin Bradley. Topics discussed included cooperation between IACS and INTERTANKO on the development of newbuilding standards and access to information to be provided by class as part of the move to increased transparency on overdue surveys, overdue conditions of class, suspensions and withdrawals of class. Other subjects covered included topics previously raised in the joint IACS Council/Industry Leaders meeting earlier this year and the desire to see progress in areas such as early warning systems, accident investigation procedures, etc. and resumption of the dialogue on the implementation of the ISM Code.