Annex 1- ICS Portfolio
Iranian Classification Society (ICS) Background
ICS founded and registered on 14.Feb.2006 under registration number of 20765. ICS
has been started its regular survey work for classification of vessel, in domestic
trade, after we develop our talent to render our services to regional and international
trade with Iranian flagged vessels.
We have been received Iranian flag administration which is called Islamic Republic
of Iran Port and Maritime Organization accreditation on classification services
to Iranian domestic fleet on 22.Dec.2007 and later we have introduced to IMO as
a recognized classification society and has been reflected on IMO GISIS site with
relevant authoritative role and mission, which updated information could be found
The general assembly which held on registration of ICS is consist the members of
Iranian maritime community comprising; ship owners, ship builders, shipping companies,
shipping industries, Iran naval architect university, maritime foundations and similar
other organization related to marine and offshore sectors, decided to select among
the candidate, members of board of trustee, which this board is highest level of
management and usually they held quarterly meeting to establish policies and directives
and also approve the strategic and short term plan for conduct of society, they
have also organized board of directors, which will be involved in running of the
society. The Board of Director will nominate society managing director for the actual
execution of mission and implementing of policy and action plan.
The society has been formed up in 2 level of management, policy making and executive
level. On management structure they are 4 deputies in charge of conduct of various
activities; such as administration, classification, Development & Technology Planning,
technical appraisal. Each formed up in several department such as new building department,
existing vessel department and material and equipment department. They are appropriate
team in each department. Then have organized the survey centers in North and South.
In form of formal staffs who are working under ICS structure body, they are mostly
naval architects with MS degree from best and prestigious marine technology university,
marine engineer and marine academy graduates. They serve on management level as
well as in survey centers.
Classification Role And Function
As a general concept;
Classification is a process through which the principal standards for the construction
of ships and their essential engineering systems are developed, and compliance with
those standards is certified through design appraisal and survey during the construction
and periodically throughout a ships life.
Contribution of consultative services and cooperation closely with administration
and relevant regulatory bodies in national and international level, regarding various
matters respect to safer shipping on design, construction, maintaining the required
fitness during life cycle of ships and support of industries, quality and safety
With this concept, ICS mission has been formulated.
Iranian Classification Society (ICS) Mission
The mission of Iranian Classification Society is to performing all duties assigned
to society through Iranian flag Administration as a recognized organization, to
render flag state services on behalf of said administration and issue relevant certificates
in line with administration objectives which is promoting the safety of life and
property at sea and protection of marine environment, through the development and
implementation of rules and standard for design, construction and operational maintenance
of ships and marine related facilities.
ICS Quality Policy
ICS quality policy is to providing the quality of services in support of stated
mission and to be responsive to the individual and collective need of its clients
and as well as those of the public concern. All ICS services delivered to its customers
must be recognized as expression of quality. ICS management will lead possible attempts
and expertise to strive for continues improvement, as an utmost goal.
ICS committed to achieve the optimum classification society standard on the basis
of reliability, proven expertise, operating a quality management system, which meets
the requirements of the international quality management standard ISO 9001-2008.
ICS has committed to continually improving the system through management reviews
in order to enhance internal efficiency and client satisfaction.
On the basis of this commitment ICS has obtained the certificate of quality management
system through UKAS and relevant audits have seen taken place regularly and valid.
ICS at present enjoys of having quality and procedure manual, all required guidance,
instruction, check list of surveys, format of various report and appraisal on classification
and statutory survey and marine field examination and auditing process on quality
management services raised by ISM, ISPS and other issues related to IMO conventions,
resolutions, circular, guideline and also Iranian national rules and regulations.
Management Skill Requirement
As management responsibility is prominent, vital and most necessary they are nominated
carefully and elected from among experienced staff by Board of Directors, and they
play on all aspect with good talent and inspiration to motivate the whole staff.
Technical committee are used to establish, develop and update the rules and standard
for society and also contributes the decision of technical matters raised by management
staff which could not be set with the respective department.
ICS Human Resources Standard Education
ICS personnel who are performing the numerous duties and daily activities related
to classification of a vessel are duly licensed by Iranian Flag Administration by
completing a course of education and training according to IACS training requirement.
They introduce to PMO for evaluation and certification. All surveyors are fully
authorized to perform the task of surveys on ship after being evaluated by a principal
and or a senior surveyor.
They are essentially skilled people devoted to their work, surveyors carry out surveys
on a ship for issuance of class certificates or for maintenance of class through
annual and periodical surveys while ICS technical staff conduct systematic evaluation
on adequacy of work taken place.
ICS classification society role and technology is to produce safety in the all marine
related aspects with applying proper survey based on the mechanical and electrical
engineering knowledge and using of management professional skills for better efficiency
- Evaluation of ship performance required for charterer, insurance company and maritime
inspectorate and buyers.
- Evaluation of ship structure and condition of actual maintaining, safety matters
regulatory aspects (national and international level).
- Evaluation of role and function of vessel in respect with cargo carrying capability.
- Evaluation and approval of materials, machineries, equipment and system associated
with new construction.
- Act on behalf of administration on all aspect of regulatory requirements.
- Publisher of list of ships registered and their latest status (register book).
- Development of rule and standards in relation to ship and offshore installation.
- Know-How to evaluate the damages.
- Contribution to develop standard.
- Training of staff.
- Quality management system.
- Risk analyzer on fatigue, and structure.
- Promotion of awareness among many players in maritime community.
Size of the Fleet under ICS Class
At present we are a leading local Classification Society, all domestic fleets, comprising
of traditional vessels, local trade, and international operating National Fleet
are under our class and statutory survey coverage.