International cooperation

International Maritime Organization (IMO) - Turkmenistan was admitted to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO - International Maritime Organization) on 26 August 1993. The International Maritime Organization was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in London, with most of the world's countries as members.

The main objectives of IMO are to regulate international maritime trade, ensure the safety of navigation, protect human life, develop and adopt international conventions, codes, resolutions, protocols, consultations on maritime systems, coordinate relations between states in maritime affairs and other functions.

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is the European Union agency that assists European Union Member States in developing and enforcing legislation to prevent maritime accidents, ship-source pollution and loss of life, and maritime safety. The agency was established in 2002 by the European Union. Its headquarters are in Lisbon, Portugal.

Since 2004 the agency has cooperated in training and capacity building for maritime transport professionals from other countries around the world. In this regard it offers cooperation to the Caspian Sea and Black Sea countries on maritime safety, ship pollution prevention, maritime environmental issues and other maritime transport related matters, as well as training on rules and conventions for shore assistance for people on board ships wrecked at sea, familiarization courses on international oil spill collection and prevention, research and rescue seminars and much more. Representatives of the maritime transport system from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova actively participate in these activities.

Russian maritime register of shipping (RS) is an international classification society founded in 1913. There are 4,280 ships in the RS class, registered under the flags of more than 40 nations. Since 1969, the Register is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). The RS main objectives are:

·       Improvement of standards of safety of life at sea

·       Improvement of ship safe navigation standards

·       Improvement of standards of safe carriage of goods by sea and in inland waters

·       Development of measures and standards to prevent environmental pollution.

On 31 July 2012 the Russian maritime register of shipping (RS) and the State Maritime and River Transport Service of Turkmenistan (Maritime Administration) signed an Agreement within the framework of the 6th session of the Russian-Turkmen Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in Moscow on delegation of services on inspection of ships and execution of documents in compliance with the requirements of international treaties relating to merchant shipping.The RS division in Turkmenistan, provides technical supervision of vessels and offshore installations for oil and gas production in operation and repair, as well as the manufacture of materials, products and equipment for vessels and offshore installations.

Bureau Veritas (BV) - is one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies. Bureau Veritas works worldwide to provide clients with the support, expertise, and in-depth knowledge they need.Bureau Veritas, founded in 1828, provides services in the fields of certification, industrial auditing, technical inspection, technical supervision, inspection and verification of ships and cargo, verification of compliance with quality, environmental, safety and health standards.On 5 December 2020 an Agreement was signed between the agency "Turkmendenizderyayollary" and the Classification Society of the French Republic "Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS" for the provision of authority for the performance of ship survey services for vessels registered in Turkmenistan.

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)