International Yacht Bureau (IYB) recently finalized an agreement with the Italian classification society RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) to cooperate on their behalf as nonexclusive surveyors.
The level of specialized flag-state inspection knowledge in private and commercial yachts offered by IYB will compliment the vast experience that RINA already provides to the yachting industry.
“This new level of cooperation provides enormous benefits to yachts, including the harmonization of flag-state and class surveys,” stated Capt. Jake DesVergers, Chief Surveyor for IYB. “Our network of 35 survey stations will be trained on the specific rules for RINA-classed yachts, thus allowing our yacht-experienced surveyors to provide the Society with representation in the world’s main yachting locations.”
International Yacht Bureau (IYB) is an independent organization dedicated to the safety, environmental protection, and security activities of private and commercial yachts. With its appointment by various flag-states, IYB provides statutory certification services through plan review, inspection, audit, and survey. IYB is authorized to issue certificates verifying compliance with the applicable international standards, including ISM and ISPS certification.
RINA has been responsible for ship classification and certification since its establishment in 1861. A founding member of IACS, RINA is authorized to act on behalf of the Italian Administration in accordance with EU Directive 94/57 and by approximately 70 other flag administrations, including all of the major yacht registries.
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