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CLASSIFICATION: INTERVIEW includes examining design and archi- dedication to the organization and its The strength of this relationship has strategic areas to be the focus during my tecture, construction evaluation meth- goals. enabled many contributions to the indus- tenure: completion of the Goal Based odologies and certi? cation, testing/com- try—it’s enabled IACS to develop Com- Standards, position IACS for the future missioning processes and whole-of-life In your experience, what has been the mon Structural Rules (CSR). For nearly and stand up a Cyber system integrity procedures for monitoring, maintenance greatest contribution of IACS to the a decade now CSR has been in place and program to complete the 3rd leg of the and performance management. overall functionality and operation of is helping to drive a safer and more uni- safety stool mentioned earlier.

From this – and looking at best prac- class? form shipping industry. These initiatives will de? ne the next tices from other industries – IACS will The greatest contribution of IACS de- In the case of container ship safety, generation of guidelines, uni? ed and develop uni? ed requirements for design, rives from its core purposes. The pur- IACS has responded to the industry’s procedural requirements and solutions manufacture, installation, testing and pose of IACS through its member classi- needs after the MSC Napoli and the to existing and emerging challenges and commissioning of such systems. ? cation organizations is three-fold. First, MOL Comfort incidents. IACS assem- help ensure long term viability for IACS

The ? nal item on the agenda is the recognize address and cultivate safety- bled expert teams to develop a set of to meet the future needs of the industry.

IACS relationship to IMO. In my opin- related issues dealing with structure, Uni? ed Requirements which de? ned and IACS has put in place a structure that ion, many people do not understand the minimum standards, and cyber safety. ensured minimum requirements relating provides consistency of implementation amount of effort IACS and its members Secondly, to facilitate the development to Container Ship safety. Requirement by its members of CSR and will con- put into supporting IMO. IACS Council and implementation of minimum safety S11A addresses Longitudinal Strength tinue to support members so that they has re-dedicated the organization to con- standards and ensure they are applied Standard for Container Ships and S34 achieve that consistency in their own tinuing this course and enhancing it. consistently. Finally, IACS serves as an focuses on the Functional Requirements rule application.

I think it’s fair to say that nothing independent technical advisor on safety- on Load Cases for Strength Assessment The IACS Council is committed to speaks more to IACS’ dedication to IMO related issues to both IMO and the in- of Container Ships by Finite Element providing resources needed to complete than its continuing ongoing participation dustry. Analysis. the Goal Based Standards process and in the process and communication with IACS plays a role that no other indus- this is being done in a structured manner, the IMO staff. try group can ful? ll – an independent During your tenure at the helm of which will demonstrate rules are compli-

In the coming year we plan to further advisor to IMO and the industry. The IACS, what do you hope to achieve? ant. We look forward to completing this strengthen our relationship with the IMO technical knowledge it brings to bear is As the newly elected IACS Chairman, process in the coming year and believe and work to raise awareness about our second to none. I have de? ned three forward-looking the resulting requirements will extend

ABS focuses on the critical role of the human element as the root of effective safety standards and practices. The ABS Safe- ty & Human Factors Group is working on the ergonomic design of marine engineering spaces, and providing guidance on other techni- cal aspects of the onboard habitat to assist industry with safeguard- ing the human element in maritime and offshore environments.

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