As a classification society, IBS is an essential link in the overall safety chain of the marine industry.
IBS classification services are designed to ensure that your vessel is maintained in accordance with applicable ClassIBS Rules and recognized standards. Enabling you to manage your ship to its full potential, while minimizing risks to life, property and the environment.
Many ships are designed and constructed to comply with other Rules and it is possible to transfer your vessel to ClassIBS class at any point during its lifetime. If your vessel is presently under Class by another recognized Class Society, we may continue the same cycle of classification
IBS also offers other supporting services, such as our Machinery Planned Maintenance Scheme, which enable you to align the classification process with your existing maintenance and inspection programs.
First entry requirements
Applications for initial classification with ClassIBS of ships or other marine structures are to be made by the owners/managers or ships operators, by submitting the following list of documentation (although non-exhaustive):
Updated ship’s survey status including recommendations, if any.
Updated Hull & Machinery master lists, if any
Copies of existing class certificate
Copies of existing statutory certificates
Copies of ship’s registration documents issued by the flag
Copies of ship’s registration documents issued by the flag Administration (Registry, Radio License etc)
Main Class Plans (i.e. General Arrangement plan, mid ship section, etc)
Trim & Stability booklet
Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement booklet
Ship surveys program and schedule will be set forth based on the outcome of the first document review results plus ship’s existing periodical cycle of surveys.