INSB Class maintains a register of approved Service Suppliers who deliver inspection and/or verification services relevant to ship’s classification, operational and safety equipment on board the vessel.
Approval of such Service Suppliers and issue of the corresponding INSB Document of Approval (DOA) is governed by the INSB corporate quality procedure and revenant provisions.
The INSB Class register of approved Service Suppliers encompasses (but not limited to) the below categories:
Port State Control is a harmonized system of ship inspection program whereby foreign vessels entering a sovereign state's waters are boarded and inspected to ensure compliance with various major international maritime conventions.
PSC programs are typically regional in nature; whereby several countries sharing common waters have grouped together under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ensure that vessels trading in their area are not substandard.