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ClassNK establishes Middle East technical committee

Dubai: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, also known as ClassNK, has announced that its new Middle East Technical Committee (METC) will hold its first meeting on December 10, in Dubai. The society provides a range of ship classification survey and other technical services, develops universally recognized technical rules for the design, construction and maintenance of ships and other marine structures, and provides important technical information to clients the world over - all aimed promoting the safety of life and property at sea and preventing pollution of the marine environment.

The METC is the twentieth committee established by ClassNK to facilitate active exchanges with the maritime industry. In addition to providing a forum for ClassNK to report on its latest technical activities and new developments, the committee will also serve as an essential avenue for communicating and cooperating with other organizations in the Middle East.

Meetings of the METC are to be held once a year (in principle).  Members consist of key leaders in the maritime industry from such states as the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait, and include top executives from prominent shipowners, shipbuilders, and ship management companies. ClassNK currently has more than 6,700 vessels under class.  [03/12/07]

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