In an important step for the UAE maritime sector, the Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF) has confirmed that its membership of the Association of Asian Classification Societies (ACS) has been accepted after a detailed evaluation of its technical capabilities and the efficiency of its standards and specifications.
Engineer Saeed Al Maskari, Chairman of the Emirates Classification Society, said, “We are proud to join the Association of Asian Classification Societies, which includes a number of leading international classification societies. This demonstrates the UAE’s exemplary certification standards and highlights the confidence of international classification societies in our capabilities.”
With this latest recognition, the certificates issued by TASNEEF will be accepted by all member states of the ACS, including classification societies in Indonesia, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and now the UAE, represented by TASNEEF. The main goal of ACS is to exchange technical expertise and disseminate best practices among its members.
Engineer Walid Al-Tamimi, Director General of TASNEEF Maritime, added, “By joining the ACS, we will be able to issue dual classification certificates to ships that have certificates from other member states. We are also looking to increase the number of shipyards that will operate using our building standards.”
TASNEEF is the only body authorised to issue classification certificates for the GCC Code and has also developed the Sahara Notation for the specifications of ships operating in warm waters. Furthermore, TASNEEF has launched the UAE Yacht Code for building leisure boats to ensure the safety of passengers and protect the lives of marine crews working on these boats.