Instrumental Marine Services has since the implementation of the Maritime Labor Convention been certified under the rules of the convention. The initial certificate was issued 30 September 2013 by DNV-GL. Each year an annual audit has been successfully completed. The implementation of the MLC convention to the IMS organization and the decision to certify the operation under the convention was taken to ensure that, although IMS teams are not seafarers, but repair technicians, IMS personnel are given the protection offered under the convention. This also offers another level of protection to our clients in case of a port state inspection onboard their vessels while IMS technicians are onboard. All IMS personnel dispatched to on-voyage repairs carry seaman book documentation.