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Notice to users of INSB Class services - We are here to support | COVID-19 Update


As COVID-19 pandemic keeps on disrupting the maritime operations internationally, we would like to inform our clients and associates that INSB Class remains committed to your constant support, at such challenging times.

Supporting the safe and compliant continuity of ship operations for our certified fleet, remains of high importance to us all.

As safety is always at the heart of everything we do, we have adhered and applied several corporate incentives to ensure we remain reachable and fully operational both in Greece and abroad, including:

  • on-premise personnel hygiene measures - weekly decontaminations on working and residing spaces,
  • reduced number of manpower at office premises while all other personnel work from home
  • increased use of video call conferences instead of attending physical meetings, 
  • uninterrupted email and telephone centre monitoring and response even during weekends,
  • close monitoring of guidance issued by the Greek Health Authorities and the World Health Organization daily reports.

All together, INSB Class Head office, network stations and surveyors, stay available on 24/7 basis to assist and offer expert advice and guidance for all our clients, irrespective to their location or time zone.

Should you need to speak to one of our officers outside normal working hours/during weekends, INSB Class has allocated a dedicated team of its Head Office key officials per service division which can be reached directly as noted below:

Technical Director Mr. Efstathiou Christos +30 6973433062
Technical Manager Mr. Karapistolis Gerasimos +30 6973433064
Marine Surveys Division Mr. Kavagias Achilleas +30 6945494617
Marine Management Systems Certification Division Mr. Klavdianos Panos +30 6973533800
Offshore Dpt Mr. Asvestas Kostas +30 6945935729
Greek Ships’ Surveys Division (ΤΕΕΠ) Mr. Rentoumis Alexandros +30 6945935729
  Mr. Takakis Ioannis +30 6945803082


Recognizing the growing COVID-19 travelling and accessibility restrictions to local port locations as applied by an increasing number of countries, it is likely that previously scheduled or future survey attendances may not be possible or be delayed despite original planning.  For such cases, INSB Class head office is to be promptly contacted for getting guidance and further instructions.

In justified cases and in coordination with the delegating flag state(s), “force majeure” postponement on scheduled surveys or limited time extension for ship’s certification coming to expiry, could possibly be authorized. 

INSB Class Head Office will continue to monitor closely all latest COVID-19 updates and guidance as be issued by the Greek Health Authorities as well as by the World Health Organization (WHO and shall adjust its corporate actions, accordingly.

Many of the Flag States have published relevant maritime safety circulars concerning the COVID-19 and related measures and we have been getting updated on relevant provisions promptly and effectively. 

Also, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made available a guidance document to ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarers.

Last but far from least, INSB Class officials, members and staff wishes to take this instance and  express its gratitude towards all doctors, medical personnel and related private or governmental Medical Authorities around the globe for their tireless efforts in the fight against COVID-19  as well as our most sincere words of comfort and encouragement to those who have been affected by the Coronavirus infection, either be in Greece or abroad.


INSB Class Head Office will re-evaluate the extend of the precautionary measures applied and shall provide further updates on changes that may affect users of our services according to the COVID-19 developing situation.


Stay safe. Stay protected. We remain engaged and connected always to your assistance and support. 


Together we do more -INSB Class 

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