CERTIFICATION: Kenya endorses INSB
…Moldova, Jamaica too
The classification society, International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB) was recently endorsed by the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).
Engr. Akin Olaniyan of the INSB stated in a email to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY: “It is our pleasure to also bring to your knowledge that as of 11th April 2013, INSB Class has been authorised by Kenya Maritime Authority – KMA as a Recognised Organisation (RO) / Recognised Security Organisation (RSO) for the performance of statutory work, ISM/ISPS Audits including MLC 2006 and related certification to vessels flying the Kenyan Flag.”
Olaniyan explained that as of September 14, 2012, INSB Class has been recognised and authorized 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 to our Society for the performance of statutory work and related certification of vessels.”
He said: “These newly attained authorisations expand both the overall authorisation context of our 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.
Olaniyan noted: “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 now brings to 28 major and reputable flags which have recognised and authorized INSB to function as a Recognised Organisation (RO) / Recognised Security Organisation (RSO).”