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Regulatory compliance

Broader knowledge for a safer world

We are a world leader in assessment of business processes and products against internationally recognised standards, whether they be those of independent bodies, or systems that we have developed ourselves.

We are a world leader in assessment of business processes and products against internationally recognised standards, whether they be those of independent bodies, or systems that we have developed ourselves.

We are one of 13 members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development.

IACS produces a range of documentation to help promote consistency throughout the member societies. Click here to access the technical resolutions produced by IACS.

Rules and Regulations

Our technical publications are all available to purchase from our webstore. All the updates to our Rules and Regulations are free to subscribers and can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

For more information about Rules and Regulations

Standards we assess against

We are a world leader in assessment of business processes and products against internationally recognised standards, whether they be those of independent bodies, or systems that we have developed ourselves.

For more information about Standards we assess against

Port state control

Port state control is the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment complies with the requirements of international conventions and that the ship is manned and operated in compliance with these rules.

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IMO Committee and Sub-Committee meetings

We produce documents for the various IMO Committee and Sub-Committee meetings, including the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV).

For more information about IMO Committee and Sub-Committee meetings

RuleOutlook Live

RuleOutlook Live is a service which provides information on the regulatory environment affecting the maritime industry, including requirements from the IMO and IACS. Please note that this service replaces our previously produced document, Future IMO legislation.

For more information about RuleOutlook Live

Rulefinder

Rulefinder is an interactive PC-based software system that provides you with fast and easy searchable access to an extensive library of consolidated versions of the latest requirements from both Lloyd's Register and the International Maritime Organization.

For more information about Rulefinder