Tasneef workshop focuses on awareness of GCC Code
Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) held a workshop in cooperation with the Port of Fujairah last week to raise awareness of safety regulations for non-conventional ships.
The workshop epitomizes Tasneef’s continuous efforts to raise awareness of Cabinet Resolution No. 29 of 2013 regarding safety regulations for non-conventional ships that are not covered by the international conventions in GCC countries (GCC Code), the society said in a release.
The workshop was attended by ship owners and several representatives from maritime and insurance companies, the release added.
These awareness workshops are considered a step forward in establishing the significance of applying safety regulations on ships, which are not covered by international conventions in GCC countries.
“We are committed to executing the ‘GCC Code’ without any hindrance to the current maritime projects,” said Captain Waleed Al-Nahdi, marketing and commercial director at Tasneef. “That is why we are having a series of workshops in the UAE and the GCC region so that we can spread awareness of the Code among all our maritime stakeholders.”
Participants discussed the most essential elements of the ‘GCC Code’ and its positive impact on achieving the best level of security, safety and quality in the gulf maritime industry.
Tasneef’s operations team fielded a number of concerns posed by several participants regarding the feasibility of the ‘GCC Code’. Operations and fleet engineers from Tasneef highlighted the ‘GCC Code’ requirements by explaining specifications that should comply with the safety regulations.
The panel discussion also witnessed a dialogue between all stakeholders on the prices of classification services, with Al-Nahdi promising that Tasneef is currently reviewing this and will offer the most competitive and value-added prices in the market compared to other classification societies.