Vessels involved in international trade must conform with the Statutory regulations issued by the United Nations specialized agencies such as:
In addition, individual Flag State Administrations may issue their own rules, to which ships flying their Flag must comply.
The implementation and enforcement of Statutory regulations on safety, security and environmental protection may be delegate to Classification Societies, such as RINA SERVICES, which in this case operate as a Recognized Organizations (RO).
RINA SERVICES is recognized by over 100 Flag Administrations to perform Statutory activities on their behalf, and can support ship owners dealing with Flag States on Statutory matters, also for vessels not in RINA Class.
Administrations verify on a sampling basis the actual compliance of ships, with applicable international regulations by means of Port State Control (PSC). Our certified ships have an excellent PSC performance with the most important Port State Memoranda (Paris, Tokyo, USCG). This implies a less frequent PSC inspections regime, and reflects the effective support we give to ship owners, having their vessels adequately prepared for PSC inspections.
We offer, free of charge, Leonardo EASY, an e-mail messaging system which notifies ship managers due dates of all RINA interventions of class and statutory certificates.