The Merchant Shipping Directorate of Transport Malta has updated the list of authorized classification societies.
The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) is no longer an authorized Classification Society to issue any certificates or class-related documents on behalf of the Government of Malta, for Malta Flag vessels.
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 authorized to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the Government of Malta.
The latest list of these authorized classification societies is as follows:
- American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
- Bureau Veritas (BV)
- China Classification Society (CCS)
- Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS)
- ClassNK (NK)
- Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
- Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)
- Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
- Lloyd’s Register (LR)
- Polish Register of Shipping (PRS)
- Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
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