Türk Loydu completes IACS membership process
Türk Loydu has completed the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) membership process, and has been accepted as a member of the association with immediate effect.
IACS’ membership criteria include compliance with the Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS). Meeting this standard requires independent, external accreditation, vertical contract audits of a number of ships both in service and under construction as well as Head Office and Survey Location audits.
Applicants also need to demonstrate conformity with the functional requirements of the IMO’s Goal-based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, among other criteria related to their ability to provide classification and statutory services.
This provided assurance that the entire Türk Loydu fleet is in full compliance with all IACS Resolutions, with the exception of a limited number of vessels. IACS noted that these ships will have three years to become fully compliant, or Türk Loydu will need to de-classify them at the end of that transitional period.