In 2017, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and IUMI established an IACS/IUMI technical meeting. The group, of high level technical experts meet once a year and exchange views on technical issues and challenges of concern to both organisations. The third annual meeting took place in June 2019 in London. The IACS delegation comprised IACS Secretariat senior staff as well as the chair and vice chair of the IACS General Policy Group (GPG), and the chair of the IACS technical panels (Safety Panel, Cyber Systems Panel, Environmental Panel, Survey Panel).
The group considered, amongst other issues the following topics:
- Fire risks due to leakage from low-pressure fuel pipes.
- Fires on container vessels.
- Condition-based maintenance.
- Complex technologies – testing requirements for safety critical equipment.
Technical aspects were discussed and follow-ups agreed. The aim is to work together in joint working and/or correspondence groups on solutions.