Links to useful organisations:
www.asme.org – THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS – promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering & allied sciences around the globe.
www.dnvgl.com – DNV GL’s shared roots stretch back to 1864, when Det Norske Veritas (DNV) was founded as a membership organisation in Oslo. Norway’s mutual marine insurance clubs banded together to establish a uniform set of rules and procedures, used in assessing the risk of underwriting individual vessels. The group aimed to provide “reliable and uniform classification and taxation of Norwegian ships”.
ABS – Since its founding in 1862, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a New York not-for-profit corporation, has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies.
www.lr.org – Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees based in 78 countries.
http://www.rina.org/en – RINA SERVICES S.p.A. is the operational arm of RINA, developing and offering services of ships classification, certification, verification of conformity, inspection and testing.
www.krs.co.kr – Established in 1960 as a not-for-profit ship classification society, KR (known as Korean Register) has been endeavor to enhance the safety of life and property and to protect the environment by continually developing technology and human resources pertaining to shipping, shipbuilding and other industrial services.