Fires represent a serious hazard for ships,
offshore units and high speed craft. Many studies have
shown that fire is the second largest hazards for crew
and passengers on ships. Foundering due to collision,
grounding or hull structural failure is generally considered
being the largest hazard.
Where authorised by the flag state, DNV will issue
certificates based on international regulations like
the SOLAS Convention, the MODU Code and the HSC Code.
DNV participates in IMO and IACS (association of major
classification societies) in order to keep the international
legislations updated and conclude upon interpretations