110 years with the industry: RS celebrates its anniversary


110 years with the industry: RS celebrates its anniversary
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Dear Colleagues!

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping is celebrating its 110th anniversary. December 31, 1913, the day Sergey Timashev, Minister of Industry and Trade, approved the Charter of the Classification Society Russian Register, marks the founding date of the organization.

Over the course of its more than a century-long history, RS has contributed to high navigational safety standards, security of human life at sea and environmental protection. These basic principles of the organization remain unchanged. Now, a new generation of highly qualified and devoted specialists continues the work of prominent shipbuilding scientists and industry experts who stood at the origins of our classification society.

Throughout its existence, RS has passed its historical milestones together with the industry, closely cooperating with design organizations and shipyards, shipping companies, equipment manufacturers, scientific and educational centers. Together we contributed to the implementation of new technologies, production methods and cutting-edge projects all the while creating a safe transportation environment. Therefore, this anniversary is our joint celebration, our common date!

The challenges of the past decade have tested the strength of RS, but did not weaken it; on the contrary, spurring greater development. With the active support of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, RS underwent a full-scale transformation to find new points of growth and go beyond classification. At present, RS is confidently pursuing its new concept "more than just a class" and, alongside traditional activities, is actively working in the field of scientific research, broad range engineering consulting and certification.

We would like to thank all of our colleagues and business partners for their fruitful cooperation as we continue to strive to remain their reliable aide and collectively contribute to the industry's development.

Sergey Kulikov
Director General
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

Additional information:

Founded in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is a world-renowned classification society that operates within all spheres of the maritime industry. The organization’s main objectives are to enhance the safety standards of human life at sea, ensure the safe navigation of ships and the secure transportation of cargoes by sea and inland waterways, as well as to develop standards for environmental protection.

RS reviews technical documentation, surveys ships under construction and in service, issues documents and certificates for vessels, offshore facilities, ship machinery, equipment and devices; conducts measurements of ships and floating facilities; carries out surveys to ensure compliance with international conventions; certifies industrial products and manufacturers, quality management systems, sustainability management and occupational health and safety management systems in compliance with ISO standards. RS surveys general cargo containers, thermal containers, tank containers, platform containers, offshore containers, etc.