Authorised Classification Societies - Merchant Shipping Notice 96 Rev.1

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Notice to Shipowners, Ship Operators and Managers, Masters, Owners’ representatives and recognised organizations

 
1. A merchant vessel both at the time that is being registered as a Maltese ship and during the period of its registration under the Malta flag must be classed with a classification society authorised to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the Government of Malta.

2. The list of these classification societies has been revised as follows:

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Bureau Veritas (BV)
China Classification Society (CCS)
Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS)
ClassNK (NK)
DNV-GL
Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
Lloyd’s Register (LR)
Polish Register of Shipping (PRS)
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)

3. Existing procedures requiring a ship by ship authorisation for a classification society listed
in this notice to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the Government of Malta shall remain
in effect.

Merchant Shipping Directorate                                                                                                30 March 2015

Source: http://www.transport.gov.mt/ship-registration/notices/ms-notices