Registro Internacional Naval

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Registro Internacional Naval (RINAVE) is a maritime classification society, based in Lisbon, Portugal.


RINAVE was formally established in 1973.

On 23 May 1974, RINAVE was officially recognised by the Portuguese Government as a Classification Society and authorised to perform surveys on their behalf in order to verify a vessel’s compliance with international conventions, codes and resolutions covering safety at sea.[1]


RINAVE undertakes approval of plans for vessels before they are built, surveys during the construction phase and the issuance of a suitable class certificate when they are completed.[1]

RINAVE undertakes periodical surveys of ships in service to ensure that quality and safety standards are maintained. It also surveys vessels under repair and being converted.[1]

In 2004 RINAVE co-operated with other organisations in a project to study the safe abandoning of ships and the improvement of life saving appliance systems (SAFECRAFTS).[2]