The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHIP REPAIR AGENTS is a private organisation whose members have been carefully vetted before being offered membership. All members of IASA are professional Ship Repair Agents where the representation of Shipyards and Ship Repair Services forms their primary business.
IASA, an initiative of Hans Ruysch, Managing Director of Ruysch Technical Agencies of Holland was formed in 2003 to raise and maintain the profile of ship repair agents within the industry and to:
- Create a quality sign towards ship owners and managers and the repair industry.
- Maintain a “Code of Ethics” as a benchmark of good business practice for members of IASA.
- Protect the interests of serious agents against both unscrupulous agents and unreliable ship repair yards.
- Offer membership benefits such as free legal advice, credit reference checks and others as may be required from time to time.
With the motto “Professionals in a Professional Industry”, Inaugural Members came from Norway, Holland, UK, Hong Kong, India, USA, Denmark and Cyprus. New members, whose prime business is Ship repair agency, will be admitted on recommendation of at least two existing members and are subject to an election procedure.