The IIMS Certifying Authority has been coding vessels for commercial use for many years

The IIMS Certifying Authority has been coding vessels for commercial use for many years

The IIMS Certifying Authority is a department of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, based in Portchester in the UK. The Institute is the international professional body for over 1,000 members marine surveyors in over 90 countries.

Authorised under contract by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, (part of the UK Government), and audited annually by them, the IIMS is a leading and well known Certifying Authority. The IIMS CA has been providing boat and vessel coding surveys through its approved list of CA surveyors and examiners on commercially operated vessels up to 24 metres for many years.

The IIMS Certifying Authority fleet of coded vessels comprises charter yachts, motor boats, work boats, including windfarm crew vessels, pilot boats, rigid inflatable boats and catamarans. 

The IIMS Certifying Authority works to a strict set of procedures under the auspices of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. This means a team of experienced IIMS CA scrutineers check the work of the surveyors on all vessels that are put up for coding before they are officially certificated.

In terms of location, the IIMS Certifying Authority has approved coding surveyors in the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield. Click to search our coding surveyors.

New applications from potential and suitably experienced coding surveyors are always welcomed by the IIMS Certifying Authority committee. Click for further details.

It is our job to make the coding of your vessel as simple as possible with the minimum of fuss and drama. Your custom is important to us and our Certifying Authority team, consisting of of CA Operations Executive, Dave Parsons, assisted by Office & Web Administrator, Rosie Webb, will always be happy to answer your questions.

For more information please contact us.

About the MCA
The MCA works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea around the UK. They produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters, and provide certification to seafarers. MCA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport and part of the UK Government.

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