Flag State Inspections
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Most Flag State Administrations have in place a system of periodical inspection, normally are performed by Approved Nautical Inspectors.
International Marine Experts (IME) carries out flag state inspections and accident investigations on behalf of several flag state authorities.
The inspections are carried out to ensure that registered ships meet a satisfactory standard.
Flag State inspections are normally carried out before a ship being accepted into a Registry, and Annually thereafter.
Inspections are comprehensive and include inspection and verification of documentation and procedures, general examination of the ship structure, machinery, and equipment, and operational testing of lifesaving and firefighting apparatus.
Antigua & Barbuda
IME represents the maritime administrations of Panama, Barbados, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Antigua, Barbuda, Palau, and the Bahamas as flag state inspectors in our area of coverage to perform Annual Safety Inspections and Accident Investigations on their behalf.
We also perform International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) International Ship Security Code (ISPS Code) and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) audits on behalf of Liberian Registry (LISCR).