Statutory certification

DBS is authorized by various Flag Administrations to act on their behalf to conduct surveys and issue certificates

DBS is carrying out surveys and issue statutory certificates in accordance with the IMO Resolution A.739(18) and International Conventions, Codes as well as National Requirements pertaining to ship safety and the prevention of marine pollution.

DBS through its exclusive surveyors' network can render services to clients committed to the higher standards of safety, integrity, quality and the continued development and application of technology in conformity with the International Conventions, Resolutions and Guidelines of the International Maritime Organisation.

DBS ensures compliance with specified requirements through periodical inspections and surveys and confirm this with the issuance of the appropriate certificate.

DBS is authorized to perform statutory surveys as well as plan review, approval and inspection of materials and equipment in accordance with International Conventions and Codes.
ILO MLC, 2006 has been ratified on August 20, 2012 and will enter into force on August 20, 2013. The Convention is applicable to all ships of 500 gross tonnage and above.
International Safety Management (ISM) Code was adopted by the IMO through Resolution A.741 (18) on the 4th of November 1993. It is given legal force in May 1994 by the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee when it was included into the new Chapter IX of SOLAS 1974.
Until recent times, security has been the responsibility of the naval arm of the military, however, it has now been shown that every ship could be potential target of terrorism, piracy and other criminal activity and steps will have to be taken on board each ship to reduce the possibility of being directly or indirectly an instrument of terror.
The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) was adopted by the International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea on November 1, 1974 and entered into force on May 25, 1980. SOLAS has been modified twice by means of Protocols in 1978 and 1988.
MARPOL 73/78 Convention includes a set of regulation aimed at preventing pollution of the sea from ships. At the moment there are six different Annexes with regulations dealing with different aspect of marine pollution.