On 3rd September, United States Coast Guard ( USCG) released its Annual Report on Port State Control for 2014.
The report provides key statistics related to enforcement of international requirements with regard to foreign flag vessels calling in US ports as well as on the safety performance of Flag States and Recognized Organizations.
For a consecutive year and 3-year term, INSB Class remained listed as a high performer amongst the relevant cluster of class societies & Recognized Organizations, with a detention ratio of 0%. Between 2012-2014, in a total of 36 vessel examinations (distinct arrivals), there was no any determination of class responsibility detention, to an INSB classed vessel.
Such a result, is very much welcomed as a reward for INSB Class non-stop commitment to applying safety norms and verifying compliance for its certified fleet. INSB Class shall continue to maintain an increased focus and care with regards to the application and verification of applicable safety norms to ensure that its vessels continue to meet required IMO safety regulations and INSB Class Rules, with the aim for sustained Quality Shipping and safer seas.
INSB Class Approval by USCG
Since the year 2006, INSB Class maintains the status of a Coast Guard approved Classification Society (under the requirements of 46 U.S.C. 3316 (c) (2)) enabling the society to review, examine, survey, or certify the construction, repair, or alteration of a vessel in the United States. INSB Classed fleet operate on same basis with IACS classed fleet within the U.S waters.