• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Kenya, Moldova, Jamaica’s maritime authorities endorse INSB


The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), Maritime Administration of the Republic of Moldova and Maritime Authority of Jamaica have endorsed the International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB) classification society.

Akin Olaniyan, managing director and CEO of INSB Africa Region, said that Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) authorised INSB Class in 11 April 2013 as a Recognised Organisation (RO) and Recognised Security Organisation (RSO) for the performance of statutory work of International Safety Management (ISM)/ International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) Audits, Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and related certification to Kenyan flagged vessels.

“In September 14, 2012, INSB Classification was recognised and authorised as RO and RSO by the Maritime Administration of the Republic of Moldova / Public Institution Harbour Master Giurgiulesti and the Maritime Authority of Jamaica for delegation of authority, performance of statutory work and related certification of vessels”, Olaniyan further explained.

According to him, the newly attained authorisations will expand both the overall authorisation context of the classification society and provide INSB Class with the ability to serve ship owners, managers or operators whose fleet is registered or intended to be registered under these flags, in addition to the several other flags previously authorised.

Also, he said, these international acceptances are attestation to the technical capabilities, capacities and overall abilities of the International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB) as a new age Classification Society. “This is the 28 major and reputable flags which have recognised and authorised INSB to function as a Recognised Organisation (RO) / Recognised Security Organisation (RSO)”.