Statutory Certification

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.

SOLAS & Load Line

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.

Refer to Request for Statutory Inspections

MARPOL, Annex I, Annex II, Annex IV, Annex V & Annex VI

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.

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ISM Code

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.

Refer to Request for ISM/ISPS-Code Certification

ISPS Code

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.

Refer to Request for ISM/ISPS-Code Certification

Non-Convention Vessels

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.

Refer to Request for Non-Convention Vessel

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:

  • Certificate of Test and Through Examination of Lifting Appliances (for Derricks & Cranes)
  • Certificate of Test and Through Examination of Lifting Appliances (for Derricks used in union purchase)
  • Certificate of Test and Through Examination of Lifting Appliances (For interchangeable components and loose gear)
  • Certificate of Test and Through Examination of Lifting Appliances (For Wire Rope)
  • Register of Ship´s Listing Appliances and Cargo Handling Gear (Cargo Record Book)

Refer to Request for Statutory Inspections

Other services: As per request to ICS-Head Office