Today a ship has to comply with a continually increasing number of international requirements asked for by the International Maritime Organization. The Flag Administrations are responsible for ensuring compliance.

URACOS has been entrusted with the survey of ships and issuance of relevant convention certificates; carry out audits and issue the relevant ISM Code certificates; perform the evaluation and verification of ship security plans, in accordance with the various conventions, on behalf of the following flag administrations that have delegated this authority to URACOS:

1- Barbados

2- Republic of Vanuatu

3- Republic of Cameroon