International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB) has been authorised by the maritime administration of Moldova - Public Institution Harbour Master Giurgiulesti - to perform statutory work and related certification to vessels flying the Moldavian flag.
Moldova is a landlocked nation in Eastern Europe located between Romania to the West and Ukraine to the North, East, and South.
This newly-attained authorisation expands both the overall authorisation context of INSB and provides it with the ability to serve ship owners, managers or operators, whose fleet is registered or intended to be registered under Moldavian flag.
Managing Director/Chief Executive of INSB Africa Region, Mr. Akin Olaniyan, who confirmed the certification, said that the class society will, by the authorisation, carry out statutory obligations on behalf of the maritime administration of Moldova.
"We have an unflinching commitment to the development of the shipping sector of the countries where we operate and one is delighted that Moldova has granted us this authorisation which implies that we can now act fully on their behalf on all the vessels that we handle, which is a manifestation of the flag's implicit trust in our technical and quality management capabilities.
“I believe this will further boost service delivery in the shipping sector,” Olaniyan, who is a former Chairman of the Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)”, he said.
He said that INSB is committed to providing timely cost-beneficial technical services to the stakeholders in the evolving shipping industry within and outside the African continent with the primary aim of safeguarding the safety of lives and human property at sea and preventing the pollution and degradation of our natural environment.
“INSB is poised to continue to provide efficient and effective services at lower cost compared with other classification societies operating in Africa and other parts of the world as part of our contribution towards the industrial growth and economic development within where we operate. We are partners in progress with the flag administrations”, he said.
INSB was founded in 1980 in Piraeus, Greece where it situates its network head office. As a technical society and non-governmental organisation, INSB is duly registered as a member of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Greece. It is recognised and authorised as a classification society with all the major maritime nations worldwide.
The company’s rising profile and records within the Paris and Tokyo MoU Regime makes its class stand out as a preferred class in the new and emerging era in the maritime industry.