INSB Class is pleased to announce the release of its updated Part I "Classification & Survey Requirements" - January 2014 of the INSB Rules and Regulations for the Classification and Construction of Steel Ships.The said Part I provisions entered into force on 01.01.2014 and are available for downloading from the INSB official web site As an international classification... » Read more
The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila Amendments (2010) contain new requirements regarding security training. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. On 01 January 2014, STCW Regulation VI/6 entered into force. This regulation requires all seafarers on ships subject to ISPS Code, to have received security... » Read more
The new Convention that sets out seafarer's rights to decent living conditions and standards of work applies to all ships and will enter into force as from 20 August 2013. MLC 2006 is set as the 4thpillar in the international maritime regulations (together with SOLAS,MARPOLand STCW). Non-compliance with the requirements will lead to vessel's detention, therefore shipowners and... » Read more
Within the efforts of our Head Office to expand continuously the level of its international recognition, this is to advise our clients that as from 11 April 2013 INSB Class is officially authorized by "Kenya Maritime Authority - KMA" as an RO / RSO for the performance of statutory work, ISM/ISPS audits (including MLC 2006) and related certification to vessels flying the Kenyan flag. » Read more
We are very pleased to announce that our Head Office continues to expand the level of its international recognition. Since 14 September 2012 the INSB Classification Society has been authorized by the Republic of Moldova and Jamaica Flags to perform surveys and issue the relevant class and statutory certificates to vessels flying these flags. » Read more
INSB has announced with pleasure its authorization from the "Kiribati Ship Registry-KSR" for surveys and issuance of respective certificates for vessels flying or intended to be registered under Kiribati flag. The authorization is in force since 21 June 2012. Note: For vessels to enter under Kiribati flag, the "Kiribati Ship Registry-KSR" has adopted a policy of up to 25 years of age when... » Read more
We are pleased to inform our customers and other maritime companies that INSB Classification society will be exhibiting at this year Posidonia 2012 Expo. The INSB team of officials will be delighted to meet you at Stand 225, Hall 2 during the Expo 4-8 June 2012 at Metropolitan Expo Centre / Athens, Greece. More information on the Posidonia 2012 Expo can be retrieved at:... » Read more
It is with pleasure to announce that as of 14th December 2011, INSB Classification Society have concluded on the validation of an IMO Model Agreement for delegation of authority of INSB to perform statutory work and related certification to vessels flying the Belarus Flag. » Read more
On 29th of September 2011 at "MTG Dolphin" Varna Shipyard the flag of Union of Comoros was officially raised on the newly built ship "Kasatka",  owned by Lithuanian company.  The ship is for search and rescue and was built in accordance with the Rules of the Classification society INSB.The supervision during construction was carried out by the company "INSB Bulgaria Ltd." Burgas. » Read more
During the year 2010, I.N.S.B. continued its unbroken pattern of continuous improvement of its Port State Control performance and statistics.According to the recently published Paris MOU Recognized Organization Performance Table (2008-2010) I.N.S.B. has achieved excess factor 0.06 and is in the "medium" performance level. According to the Tokyo MOU Annual Report 2010 and the 3-year... » Read more