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  Danemark : New Class agreement signed by four of seven classification societies

    mardi 30 septembre 2003

The Danish Maritime Authority has concluded a renewed agreement with seven classification societies, which are hereby authorised to carry out surveys and to issue certificates to Danish ships. The agreement entered into force on 27 September 2003 and replaces a previous agreement on the same issue. The agreement regulates what certificates the classification societies " called Recognised Organisations (RO) " are allowed to issue on behalf of the Danish Maritime Authority and on what terms and conditions.

In addition to a few extensions in the authorisations, such as MARPOL, Annex IV, the greatest news is that the Class agreement is now structured along the same lines as, for example, a standard for quality management. This should make the daily use more convenient and ensure a homogeneous use of the agreement in connection with the Danish Maritime Authority’s control of the classification societies.

The four societies that have signed the agreement at present are : American Bureau of Shipping, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyd’s Register and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai. The other three societies, which have also acceded to the agreement, but which have not signed yet, are : Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas and RINA S.P.A. Registro Italiano Navale Group. For further information, please contact Ship Surveyor Erik Tvedt, tel. +45 39 17 45 02.

The Class agreement is available from the homepage of the Danish Maritime Authority : www.dma.dk.

Voir en ligne : Danish Maritime Authority