ICS, as Recognized Organization, carry out statutory inspections and certifications on behalf of Flag Administrations, verifying compliance with International Conventions such as SOLAS, LOAD LINES, MARPOL, AFS, TONNAGE, etc, and International Codes like ISM, ISPS, IMSBC, IMDG, IBC(for Chemical Tankers), IGC(for Gas Carriers), NOx, LSA, FSS, and others.
As a result of the continuous amendments to SOLAS Convention, major retroactive requirements are introduced. We offer a technical service which will help you to determine what is required on each ship to ensure that they maintain compliance with SOLAS including the last amendments applicable even for existing vessels. After the completion of statutory surveys the following certificates can be issued by ICS on behalf of several Flag Administrations: Cargo Ship Safety Construction (CSSC), Cargo Ship Safety Equipment (CSSE), Cargo Ship Safety Radio (CSSR), Passenger Ship Safety (PSSC) and International Load Line (ILL), as applicable and requested to ICS-Head Office.
ICS is authorized to act on behalf of Flag Administrations to verify that your vessel comply with MARPOL Convention and its Annexes: Annex I (IOPP), Annex II (NLS), Annex IV (Sewage), Annex V (Garbage) and Annex VI (IAPP). ICS are involved in annual/intermediate/renewal surveys to ensure compliance is maintained. ICS is also able to carry out the revision and approval of plans such as: SOPEP, SMPEP, CBT, ODMC, COW, etc, as per request to ICS-Head Office.
ICS carry out ISM Code certification on behalf of Flag Administrations based on Interim Certification or Initial Verifications. ICS can help shipping companies and ships in the interpretation, implementation, familiarization and certification of the ISM Code. Interim/Short Term/Full Term DOC/SMC can be issued as per request to ICS-Head Office.
ICS, as Recognized Security Organization (RSO), can help you to implement ISPS Code and offer a full range services to maintain compliance. We also offer ISPS Code training courses for CSO, SSO & PFSO. After completion of Interim or Initial Verification, ICS is ready to issue Interim/Short Term/Full Term ISSC. The ISPS Code includes the revision and approval of SSA/SSP and the issuance of CSR as well as other services as per request to ICS-Head Office.
ICS performs other type of inspections and certifications for non-convention vessels (vessels under 500 GRT). These inspections & certifications are carried out based on National Rules & Regulations established by Flag Administrations for their ships. For every vessel under 500 GRT we can suggest and recommend what certificates and inspections are applicable for a particular vessel. If you need any inspections or certification for a non-conventional vessel please request to ICS-Head Office.
Lifting Appliances Certification
Certificates issued by ICS are based on the standards and international forms as recommended by the International Labour Organization in accordance with ILO No.152 “Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Convention”. The following certificates can be issued after the completion of the survey including test load as applicable:
Firms providing services such as Thickness Measurements, Tests or Maintenance of Safety Systems and Equipments, as well as GMDSS Radio Installations, which are used by ICS Surveyors in making decisions affecting statutory certificates, such as CSSC, CSSE, CSSR, Load Lines, or other certificates, are subject to approval by ICS-Head Office. ICS can help you during the process of approval and certification of the following companies: