Overseas Marine Certification Services (OMCS CLASS) is a leading ship classification society. We provide a critical link in the marine risk management chain by serving as an independent institution operating between ship owners, builders, financiers, underwriters, flag administrations, and vessel charterers.
Our mission is to ensure the preservation of life, property, and the marine environment. We accomplish this through impartial surveys and certifications to ensure a vessel is in compliance with established national and international rules and regulations.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) permits flag administrations to delegate the inspection and certification of ships to a Recognized Organization (RO) and Recognized Security Organizations (RSO). As such, OMCS CLASS is recognized by the maritime administrations of Panama, Vanuatu, Barbados, Nigeria, Belize, Sierra Leone, Palau, Bolivia, Paraguay, Togo, Moldova and Ecuador to verify same vessel’s compliance with international and national statutory regulations, through our worldwide coverage.
We maintain independent technical requirements for the design, construction, and survey of ships and marine facilities. These requirements incorporate the latest methods, tools, and techniques to ensure that we provide the most efficient and thorough service while keeping costs to you at a minimum.
Our periodic class surveys enable you to maximize your vessel’s operational capability while ensuring risks to life, property, and the marine environment are minimized.
Whether you are seeking to register and certify an existing vessel, transfer class from another society, certify compliance with international regulations, or simply improve operational performance, we have the technical staff and professional experience to deliver results.