Over the last years ICS has coped with ever-changing challenges and has gained undeniable authority and worldwide recognition.
Today, the assignment of the ICS Class to a ship is a confirmation of the fact that the technical condition of the ship ensures her safe operation and protection of the marine environment from pollution, nowadays more than one hundred ships are maintained under ICS Class.
ICS as a Recognized Organization fully complies with all applicable international requirements including IMO Resolutions A.739 (18) and A.789 (19), and ISO 9001:2008, which is confirmed by Bureau Veritas Certification awarded to ICS as a result of periodical audits satisfactorily completed.
ICS has a global network of representations and regional offices. More than 145 surveyors carry out all the tasks relating to class and statutory surveys to confirm the hull and machinery condition, the safe of navigation, the safety and security of life at sea and the pollution prevention on ships under ICS Class.
ICS has gained more experience in applying the Rules and Regulations for the Classification and Construction of Ships as well as all statutory requirements which regulates our technical activities.
The ICS takes an active part in preparing and performing certification of shipping companies and ships for compliance with the International Management Code for Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code). ICS has been authorized by other flag state administrations to perform certification of shipping companies and ships for compliance with the ISM Code.
The compliance of ship design, construction and operation with the international conventions, codes and other standards is essential for the prevention of marine accidents. The problem of promoting safety at sea involves the estimation of risks for humans at sea. The application of ISM Code can significantly increase the safety of fleet operation under ICS certification, since the implementation of the ISM Code will minimize the errors due to the human element.
ICS is increasingly involved in the certification of ships for compliance with the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) as Recognized Security Organization authorized by other flag state Administrations.
Particular attention is paid to the training of personnel in order to improve the qualification of ICS surveyors worldwide.
I would like to express profound thanks to the ICS staff for highly efficient work. I am confident that every member of the staff taking an active part in the work will make a valuable contribution to strengthening the position of ICS Class.
President & CEO