Classification Services

Classification services include the creation of technical standards and the verification of their adherence to assure the safety of ships and other floating facilities, against a variety of risks that can arise during the entire life cycle of such facilities, from conception to decommissioning. Our certificates are globally recognized by flag states, port states, underwriters, P&I Clubs, etc.  

 Accordingto SOLAS Chapter II-1, classification is mandatory for all commercial vessels more than 500 GRT trading internationally. Even for vessels where classification is not mandatory having your vessel classed is a standard practice in the marine industry, which gives assurance to the vessel’s stakeholders that the vessel is built and operated according to norms accepted in the industry. Choosing the correct classification society might be the difference between smooth sailing and turbulent waters to a ship owner.

Classification Rules: Classification societies establish and maintain classification rules that define the standards for ship design, construction, and operation. These rules cover various aspects, including hull structure, stability, machinery, electrical systems, safety equipment, and environmental compliance. 

With WISE Register of shipping as your partner, we will offer you continuous monitoring throughout the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning phases. We can avoid losses by paying attention to detail because mistakes are expensive. Our role as an independent body ensures that quality of your expensive asset is according to the norms and your vessels are maintained according to the international standards.  

These services help ensure the safety, reliability, and compliance of ships with international regulations and industry standards. Here are some specific classification services by WRS Class: 

Plan Approval: At WRS Class, we review and approve the design plans and specifications of new ships or major modifications to existing ships. They assess the designs to verify compliance with the applicable classification rules and other relevant regulations. 

Construction Surveys: During the construction of a ship, we conduct surveys and inspections at different stages to ensure that the construction process follows the approved plans and specifications. These surveys involve inspections of materials, welding, structural integrity, and other construction aspects. 

Classification Survey: Once a ship is completed, classification societies perform periodic surveys and inspections throughout its operational life. These surveys cover various areas such as hull condition, machinery and equipment, safety systems, and environmental compliance. They are conducted to verify that the ship continues to meet the required standards and is maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition. 

Certification: Classification societies issue certificates to ships that meet the applicable standards. These certificates may include the class notation, which indicates the ship's design, construction, and operational features. Certificates are typically renewed periodically, subject to the satisfactory completion of surveys and inspections. 

Condition Assessment Program (CAP): Some classification societies offer CAP services for older ships. CAP involves a comprehensive assessment of the ship's structural condition, maintenance practices, and operational history. It helps identify any structural issues and provides guidance on necessary repairs or maintenance. 

Risk Assessment and Management: We provide risk assessment and management services for ships. They evaluate the safety and environmental risks associated with specific ship designs, operational practices, or proposed modifications. They help owners and operators identify potential hazards, assess risk levels, and recommend risk mitigation measures. 

These classification services providing by WRS Class help to ensure that ships comply with safety and environmental standards, promoting the overall safety and efficiency of maritime operations.