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:
Rules for the Classification for Ships in service divided into 15 Chapters as summarized as follow:
|Chapter 03||Equipment, Arrangement and Outfit|
|Chapter 06||Fire Protection|
|Chapter 07||Machinery Installation|
|Chapter 08||Pumping and Piping|
|Chapter 11||Electrical Equipment|
|Chapter 12||Refrigerating Plants|
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:
|Inspection of the outside of the ship´s bottom including Dry-Docking Survey (DD) & In Water Survey (IWS)|
|Propeller Shaft 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
(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.
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