Columbus American Register’s main activities are:


- The inspection of ships, water crafts and floating structures of any kind, with or without propulsion and their technical appraisal, classification and certification.

- The design, construction and project supervision of ships, water crafts and of any kind of floating structures, made by steel or of non-ferrous materials.

- The design and construction of any kind of industrial installations, machinery, marine equipment e.t.c.

- The development and codification of technical rules and regulations and the promotion of marine research and technology.

- Any activity aiming to the safe operation and support of the ships and to the rendering of services and technical support to the shipping and ship managing enterprises in general.

- Columbus American Register always willing to ensure the highest standards as far as safety is concerned on vessels flying any flag and to keep pace with the new trends in safety of navigation imposed by I.M.O.
Columbus American Register’s surveyors always proceed to ship surveys in accordance with the I.M.O. Conventions including International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), International Convention of Load Line (L.L.), International Convention of the Prevention of Pollution at Sea (MARPOL), International Convention such as Regulations for preventing collisions at Sea (COLREG), International Convention of Tonnage Measurements of Ship (ITC 69’) and in accordance of any other rules and/or regulations and conventions which have been adopted by flag Administrations.

- The rules on which classification is predicated are established from principles of naval architecture, marine engineering disciplines that have proven satisfactory by service and systematic analysis.
Columbus American Register’s classification Rules include all IMO regulations for ships of all types.
 This means that ships classed with Columbus American Register, not only satisfy the stringent Columbus American Register’s requirements at expressed by the society’ s rules but also satisfy all international regulatory requirements, which are in same line with the IACS Unified interpretation. Classification includes surveys for any kind of vessel, type and size, during construction, attendance during testing and trials, periodical surveys in service, annual, intermediate, enhanced programme of inspections during surveys on bulk carriers and oil tankers, occasional and other surveys, such as surveys of damage and repairs, surveys of modification and alterations e.t.c. and apart to the above, review of plans analysis, verification of materials and source inspection of vital equipment and machinery.