Overview of major issues
Enforcement of CSR
Common Structural Rules (CSR) were adopted by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) with the encouragement and assistance of INTERTANKO to ensure that shipyards build and construct tankers to the same minimum structural standards.
This prevents shipyards from building and constructing tankers to lesser, unsafe standards at a reduced cost. CSRs were audited by IMO GBS (Goal-Based Standards) for initial verification and will continue to be audited by IMO for future changes.
The INTERTANKO Secretariat will monitor enforcement of the CSR by the individual IACS members and Port State Control authorities to ensure that a level playing field is maintained for INTERTANKO Members. The INTERTANKO Secretariat will monitor IMO’s GBS verification audits for IACS CSRs and IACS Members’ responses to the audit findings.
Each individual Classification Society has adopted their own rules for the design, construction survey and certification of tankers for classification purposes and to apply the Common Structural Rules which were adopted by IACS. These rules are developed and approved for implementation through each classification societies’ technical committee. It is important to INTERTANKO Members that the INTERTANKO Secretariat and/or Members are involved in these committees to ensure that any classification standards developed for tankers are consistent with Members’ interests, are fit for purpose and are not overly burdensome.
Technical Director, European Affairs Coordinator, Oslo office manager
t: +47 22 122 650
Senior Manager Technical
t: +44 20 7977 7024
Donna Tang de Leon
Assistant Manager Technical
t: +47 22 122 687
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