IACS

PRS Achieves ISO9001:2015 Certification from ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.

Last month, PRS successfully passed with flying colors (with only 1 minor observation) the strict assessment and certification audit of ABS QE to the latest 2015 version of ISO9001 of PRS’ Integrated Management System. The first and leading Filipino classification society has again trailblazed in establishing an Integrated Management System compliant to ISO 9001:2015 (quality management standard), ISO 18001 (OHSAS…


KR Launches Survey Services Using Drones

The Korean Register (KR), an International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) member, has announced that it is now conducting ship inspection services using Drones, responding to the industry-wide trend to use more unmanned technology. The new service, which has been successfully trialed and now launched, follows extensive collaboration and research conducted with the University of Gyeongnam Geochang. The Drone inspection…


KR Launches Industry’s First Survey & Audit Preparation Guide

Korean Register (KR) – an International Association Classification Society (IACS) member classification society – has launched the industry’s first Survey & Audit Preparation Guide which will allow shipowners to check exactly what items need to be prepared for their next vessel survey audit, before submitting an application. KR has used its extensive data resources and IT technology expertise to develop…


Philippine Register of Shipping Safety Drive

The Philippine Register of Shipping (PRS), the country’s first and largest classification society, has embarked on a rebranding while expanding its services to support its aim of safer shipping and increase its client base in the growing domestic fleet. Engr. William Hernandez, president of Philippine Register of Shipping (PRS), says the service expansion is to meet the demand from the…


Korean Register elects a new Chairman CEO

The Korean Register (KR), an IACS member classification society, has announced that Mr. Lee Jeong-kie has been elected as its new Chairman and CEO.  Mr Lee was elected at the extraordinary meeting of KR’s general assembly that oversees the running of KR and comprises 86 voting members. He assumes the role of Chairman and CEO, following the death of Mr….


Damen to build 16 Commuter Ferries for the Ivory Coast

Sustainable and cost effective, Damen’s Multiple Vessel 1806 Commuter Waterbus will contribute to Abidjan’s urban transport infrastructure. Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Société de Transport Lagunaire (STL) to build sixteen shallow-draft passenger ferries for the Ivory Coast. The contract represents part of a forward-thinking presidential plan that strives to reduce urban congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in…