Technical Bulletin

Kirsten Bird is the communications manager at ICOMIA
Kirsten Bird is the communications manager at ICOMIA

A new International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Technical Bulletin, provides industry with a short summary of current and upcoming technical matters affecting the recreational craft industry.

For up to date technical (yet understandable) information on the latest technical issues relevant to you as an industry professional, download the Technical Bulletin from the ICOMIA Library, for free.

The ICOMIA Technical Committee plays an all important role for the global industry.

It monitors emerging technical regulations, guides the development and revision of ISO standards and seeks common global technical specifications among national standards.

It remains aware of technical developments in other sectors and brings those of relevance to the attention of the recreational marine industry for possible imitation or development.

Topics covered in this first edition include:

• The RCD, becomes applicable from 18 January 2016. A new comprehensive RCD Guide has been developed by EBI and ICOMIA, available as a PDF or iPad App. • The Declaration of Conformity, needed to show compliance of products with the RCD. • Craft Identification Number (CIN) and Builders plate changes. • Design and manufacturing contract checklist, including items to be considered for inclusion in contracts or agreements which may help prevent later disputes. • ISO TC 188 Small craft standards, consult for updates and standards under revision by the ISO technical committee.• Global Conformity Guidelines, which help to bridge the gap between ISO standards (CE/Europe) and ABYC standards (US coastguard/USA), essential knowledge for exporters. • Large Yacht Standards.• International Maritime (IMO) updates from 2014 events attended by the committees. • Passenger Yacht Code - ICOMIA is supporting an intiative by SYBAss to expand on the intact stability for sailing monohulls research work that was completed by the Wolfson Unit for the third edition of the Large Yacht Code.

The ICOMIA Technical Bulletin will be issued biannually.

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