IACS Unified Interpretations Not Covered in IRS Rules

IACS Unified Interpretations (UIs) on various IMO Conventions and Codes are mandatory as per PR 31. In general, IACS UIs related to rule requirements are covered in the IRS Rules. However, there are certain IACS UIs which are not covered by the Rules, mainly on topics not addressed by the Rules or on topics not covered in detail in the Rules. Such UIs, which are not covered in the Rules, are listed here. 

It may be noted that these UIs are also applicable to statutory surveys and certification as appropriate, unless the flag Administration has provided its own written interpretation (also see Part 1 Chapter 1, Section 2.1.4 of the Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships).


Interpretations of the COLREG

Interpretations on Fire Test Procedures, (FTP)

Interpretations of the International Convention on Load Lines 1966, (LL)

Interpretations of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto and its Annexes, (MPC)

Interpretations of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and its Amendments.(SC)

Interpretations of the Tonnage Measurement,(TM)