The classification activity of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (hereinafter referred to as "the Register, RS") is carried out in accordance with the General Regulations for the Classification and Other Activity. Classification surveys of ships and offshore installations in service are regulated by the Rules for the Classification Surveys of Ships in Service, the Guidelines for the Technical Supervision of Ships in Service, the Rules for the Surveys of Inland Navigation Ships in Service (for European Inland Waterways) and other RS rules depending on the type of ship and offshore installation.
Classification surveys of various purpose ships and offshore installations are carried out to verify their compliance and compliance of ship refrigerating plants with RS rules and the normative technical documents to determine the possibility of assignment, renewal, reassignment, retainment and confirmation of the Register class according to their purpose, and to ensure the safety of human life at sea, the safe and reliable carriage of passengers and cargoes, and the prevention of environment pollution.
The aim of the initial survey of a ship in service shall determine whether it is possible to assign class to a ship being submitted for the Register classification for the first time, as well as to re-assign the RS class to the ship whose RS class was withdrawn.
A written application on acceptance of a ship into the RS class (in arbitrary form) is sent by the shipowner to the Register.
Occasional surveys shall be carried out in connection with reinstatement/retainment of class; changing of class notation, type/subtype and ship's other characteristics; emergency occurrences; passages.
Other surveys. Subject to special agreement and authorization, the Register may carry out other surveys, such as: surveys carried out on authorization of state authorities (MA, embassy of Flag State, standardization bodies, state technical supervisory bodies, etc.); surveys carried out at the request of companies (shipping, insurance, industrial and others).
When carrying out technical supervision of ships and offshore installations, the Register is guided by the following RS normative documents listed below and by the applicable international conventions, codes, agreements, national requirements of the flag state MAs:
|AGREEMENT on Carrying out the Assessment of the Ship’s Compliance with the RS Rules
|AGREEMENT on Initial Survey and Classification of Ship
|CONTRACT-REQUEST for Review of Technical Documentation on Ship in Service and under Repair
|CONTRACT-REQUEST for Survey of Ship in Service
|CONTRACT-REQUEST for Development of Technical Documentation on Ships and Offshore Installations
|Block Fee Agreement