Flag State Inspection

Flag State Inspections (FSI) are used by flag states to ensure satisfactory standards are being maintained on board vessels flying their flag.

Flag State Inspections are carried out by approved Flag State Inspectors and include verification of statutory documentation and a general examination of the vessel’s structure, machinery and equipment as well as a more thorough inspection and/or operational testing of fire fighting equipment, life saving appliances and safety equipment.

Inspections normally also include verification of compliance with all applicable rules and regulations, e.g. Flag State Circulars, WHO and ILO conventions.