We only work with products that meet the IMO and MED certification requirements. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, introduced this standard for international shipping. This certification places great importance on safety and the environment.
All our suppliers are accredited to perform inspection and certification services, for example, for the MED (Maritime Equipment Directive). They do that for all the products that we use. IMO/MED certification is important for yachts, ships and ferries that sail under IMO/MED or MCA.
Our IMO certified marine products:
IMO International Maritime Organization
IMO is an abbreviation for International Maritime Organization, which monitors the international maritime shipping regulations. These regulations concern maritime safety, security and protection of the environment. The Netherlands is one of 170 countries which are a member of the IMO, which is part of the United Nations.
Solas. Safety of Life at Sea
Another convention that guarantees the safety of the maritime construction sector is SOLAS: Safety of Life at Sea. This international convention contains legislation concerning ship construction, fire safety and fire detection.
This legislation is enforced by, for example, annual inspections and tests, including the FTP code (Fire Testing Procedure). This code is regularly amended as a result of new techniques and materials. As a result, the International Maritime Organization keeps the safety level as high as possible; the authenticity of authorities that carry out such inspections can be recognized by the IMO wheelmark and the number stated with it.