Guardian Bureau of Shipping LLC, known as G.B.S. was founded in 1999 in Delaware, U.S.A; its international head office is based in ISTANBUL, TURKEY. And other operational offices are structured in GREECE, EGYPT, IRAN, LEBANON, SYRIA AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

As an independent Non-Governmental Classification Society with an international network of marine surveyors, G.B.S aims to provide the shipping communities with high quality Classification services within the applicable conditions and in accordance with effective international rules.

We have vast experience for the shipping and other related maritime fields. As we are serving now with many flag administrations from ship registrations to classifications.

Statutory works


GBS carries out statutory design appraisal, surveys and certification work on behalf of Flag States, when so authorized by the governments of such states via the International Maritime Organization Conventions and Codes .

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General Requirements For Registration

Application to Register a Ship
Declaration of Ownership (to be notarised
Application for Safe Manning Document
Public Utilities Commission Application for a Radio Licence
MMSI Application
Bill of Sale and/or Builders Certificate
Certificate of Company Incorporation (Copy)
Certificate of Good Standing of Owning Company (Original)

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Ship Registration


We have approximate 150 and over ship-owners and also registered more than 250 ships and provided different services to the ship-owners. We also have the honor that we introduced the and other flags here in Syria and Lebanon.

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Classification Services


Classification is a system for safeguarding life, property and the environment at sea. It entails verification against a set of requirements during design, construction and operation of ships and offshore units. These requirements are based on the accumulated experience from GBS's large classed fleet, research and development and almost great experience.

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