Russian Approval for Wilhelmsen Ships Service
July 13, 2009 - The Russian Register (RR) has accepted and approved the ISO 9001:2008 certificate held by Wilhelmsen Ships Service for their fire, rescue and safety services network.
In addition and as part of the same approval process, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping has awarded Wilhelmsen Ships Service their own Certificate of Approval and Recognition. These global certificates and approvals cover the company's entire fire, rescue and safety services network.
According to RR, Wilhelmsen Ships Service is now the only international service network that holds these Russian Register approvals.
These certificates signify a major breakthrough in meeting requirements for Russian flagged and/or Russian classed vessels," reports James Parson, Area Director Eastern Europe at Wilhelmsen Ships Service.
In addition to the Russian approvals, Wilhelmsen Ships Service's fire, rescue and safety service now holds global approvals from DNV and Lloyd's register of shipping.
All certificates and approvals cover inspection and maintenance of extinguishing equipment and systems. They also cover service of life saving equipment including inflatable life rafts, life jackets, HRUs, inflatable and rescue boats as well as inspection and testing of centralized gas welding and cutting equipment, and survey and maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus.