In 2008, when the work of the NATO specialist team was drawing to a close, the group of Navies and Classification Societies engaged in the Naval Ship Code Development agreed that a new body was required to continue the work of developing and updating the Code. The International Naval Safety Association (INSA) inaugural meeting took place in April 2008 and at this meeting 8 Navies and 8 Classification Societies who had been part of the specialist team agreed to take forward the work and establish the International Naval Safety Association. In 2013, INSA also took on the development of the Naval Submarine Code.
INSA is currently supported by twelve Navies and eight Classification Societies and discussions are ongoing with several other organisations who have expressed an interest in joining. Membership is open to Naval Organisations and Classification Societies engaged in naval business and is subject to a minimal annual fee, although feedback on the Naval Ship Code is welcome from any user of the Code. Each year in October, the INSA members meet at the INSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss change proposals for the Codes, decide on future direction and set up working groups.
To enquire about joining INSA or to provide feedback on the Naval Ship Code, please Contact us.