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Statutory Certificates

Those certificates which are required by the law with respect to safety and environment protection that the vessel is required to comply with, are called statutory certificates.

Statutory certificate will be issued by the society under the authority of the flag state of the ship.


Statutory Certificates
  1. International Load Line Certificate: 5 Years
  2. Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate: 5 Years
  3. Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate: 5 Years
  4. Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate: 5 Years
  5. Cargo Ship Safety Certificate: 5 Years
  6. Passenger Ship Safety Certificate: 1 Years
  7. Exemption Certificate
  8. International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate: 5 Years
  9. International Pollution Prevention Certificate for the Carriage of Noxious Liquid Substance: 5 Years
  10. International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Liquefied Gases in bulk: 5 Years
  11. International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk: 5 Years
  12. Certificates in Compliance with the ISM code                                (a)DOC : 5 Years                                                                                                (b)SMC: 5 Years                                                                                         (c)Interim DOC not longer than 12 months                                  (d)Interim SMC not longer than 6 months
  13. International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) and Interim International Ship Security Certificate (Interim ISSC)                   (a)ISSC: 5 Years                                                                                       (b)Interim ISSC not longer than 6 months
  14. International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate: 5 Years
  15. Certificate of Fitness for Ship Carrying Dangerous Goods: 5 Years
  16. International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate: 5 Years
Issue of Statutory Certificates
The builder, owner or master of a ship, who intends to obtain statutory certificates, is to present the registry certificate of the ship issued by the government of the flag state and submit a written application for the issue thereof to the society.
The Society may issue a provisional certificate with a maximum validity of five months for the period as deemed necessary, before a full term certificate is issued.


Rewriting of Statutory Certificates
When the descriptions of the statutory certificate are changed, the owner or master of the ship is to present the Registry Certificate of the ship issued by the government of the flag state at the earliest opportunity and submit a written application for rewriting the relative certificate to the society.


Reissue of Statutory Certificates
When the statutory certificate is soiled or lost, the owner or master of the ship is to submit a written application for the reissue of statutory certificate to obtained replacement thereof in due course.


Endorsement of Statutory Certificates
The owner or master of a ship, who wishes to obtain endorsement for the statutory certificate is to submit a written application to the society for endorsement accompanied by the statutory certificate for which the endorsement is required.


Extension of validity of Statutory Certificates
The owner or master of a ship, who wishes to extend the validity of the statutory certificate issued by the society is to submit a written application to the society for the extension thereof stating the reasons for the extension.


Returning Statutory Certificates
The owner or master of a ship who encounters any of the following, is to return the statutory certificate by the society to the society at the earliest convenience
  1. The ship sinks or is scrapped
  2. The Classification of the ship or the registry of installations concerned is deleted
  3. The validity of the statutory certificate is expired
  4. The descriptions on the statutory certificate are changed and revised certificate is issued
  5. When it is specifically requested by the society to returned the statutory certificate

Fees & Expenses
Fees and expenses will be charged in accordance with the provisions provided separately in the following cases:
  1. A statutory certificate is issued
  2. A statutory certificated is reissued or rewritten
  3. Endorsement is made for a statutory certificate
  4. The validity of statutory certificate is extended
  5. When the survey for maintenance of the validity of the statutory certificate is carried out


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