Technology and safety
A class renewal focuses on two aspects: technology and safety. During the technical inspection, inspectors from the classification society check that the ship meets all the prescribed technical requirements. They thoroughly inspect the ship and commission specific maintenance work.
Then, the maritime and/or inland shipping inspectorate checks that the ship also complies with all the safety regulations. From the presence of a First Aid kit, to mandatory certifications and fire safety. Are both inspections in order? Then the ship will get its class renewal. This keeps it safe, reliable and seaworthy.