Class Services

Intermaritime Certification Services (ICS Class) is a classification society with headquarters located in Panama, Republic of Panama. ICS Class is an independent and non-commercial organization carries out its classification activities in an impartial and objective way in compliance with the ICS Class Rules and Regulations.

ICS Class Rules and Regulations set appropriate standards for the Classification of Ships providing all the information you need for classification purposes.

When carrying out class surveys, ICS Class shall apply the following Rules and Regulations:

General Regulations for the Supervision

Rules for the Classification for Ships in service divided into 15 Chapters as summarized as follow:

Chapter 01 Classification
Chapter 02 Hull
Chapter 03 Equipment, Arrangement and Outfit
Chapter 04 Stability
Chapter 05 Subdivision
Chapter 06 Fire Protection
Chapter 07 Machinery Installation
Chapter 08 Pumping and Piping
Chapter 09 Machinery
Chapter 10 Boilers
Chapter 11 Electrical Equipment
Chapter 12 Refrigerating Plants
Chapter 13 Materials
Chapter 14 Welding
Chapter 15 Automation

ICS Class Rules & Regulations shall determine the requirements that the ships are to be complying in order to assign and maintain the ICS Class during the validity of class certificates issued by ICS Class.

ICS Class may assign or renew a class to a ship in service. Assignment, maintain or renewal of class, or re-classification of a ship means that she complies with the relevant provisions of ICS Class Rules and Regulations.

ICS Class may assign, maintain and renew if the vessel is subject to the following periodical class surveys:

Initial Survey
Annual Survey
Intermediate Survey
Special Survey
Inspection of the outside of the ship´s bottom including Dry-Docking Survey (DD) & In Water Survey (IWS)
Propeller Shaft Survey
Occasional Survey
ESP applicable to Bulk Carriers & Oil Tankers
Other type of survey as determine by ICS Class

A Certificate of Class valid for five (5) years can be issue as a result of satisfactory completion of periodical surveys, this document certify compliance with the requirements of the Rules for the Classification.

For a request of any Class Survey proceed with the completion of the following form: Request for  Class Surveys.docx

Panama Maritime Authority 

(Mandatory Class Certificate for ships of 500GT and above)

According the MMC – 267 (Rev.Feb-2013) from June 1, 2013, all Panamanian flagged vessels of 500 GT and above, shall maintain a Class Certificate onboard that certifies that its structure, machinery and electrical equipment are in full compliance with the provisions of the International Conventions ratified by the Republic of Panama.