Ship Classification is a system, which entails verification against a set of requirements during the design, construction and operation of ships and offshore units.

Admission to INSB Class is smooth yet standards compliant process and can be enacted by contacting either with the INSB Head Office or your local INSB field station.

In order to commence the class admission process and to determine the applicable entry surveys requirements, the following information and documentation of the vessel should be transmitted to INSB Class:

  • Application for Class Admission-Transfer of Class duly filled and signed
  • Vessel's Existing Classification Certificate and its Annexes
  • Latest survey status report 
including memoranda, conditions of class or posed recommendations, if any.
  • The list of continuous machinery survey items (when applicable)
  • Copies of standing Statutory certificates, including DOC, SMC , ISSC and MLC.
  • Main class plans, manuals and booklets, as INSB Class shall deemed necessary on account of the vessel’s type, class notation and type of service according to the society’s Rules.
  • Copy of vessel’s Registry Certificate as issued by the flag Administration
  • Copies of exemption certificates, if any.

A program of surveys will be then set forth based on the outcome of the first document review results plus ship’s existing periodical cycle of surveys of the loosing society.

A prompt schedule for vessel’s attendance shall be determined in contact with ship operators to ensure minimal disruption to vessel’s trading activity.

Statutory certificates are to be issued by INSB on behalf of the Flag Administration following satisfactory completion of the applicable technical surveys in accordance with the International Conventions and / or national applicable legislation.