Most of the Maritime Administrations have delegated the certification of ships according to IMO Conventions and Codes, to DNV. In most cases we do this for DNV-classed vessels only, but sometimes also independently of the vessels’ class.
The degree of authorisation from the individual administration varies from full authorisation, where DNV is delegated the total certification process, to cases where the Maritime Administration is handling part of the process, such as the issuance of full term certificates.
Statutory certification has a life time perspective for each vessel, from initial certification in connection with delivery, through annual, intermediate and renewal surveys during the operational life of the vessel. Statutory surveys will normally also be required when changing flag or class.
DNV assures efficient and timely execution of statutory certification through a world wide net of experienced and qualified surveyors.
To ensure cost efficiency, DNV is prepared to co-operate with owners/managers to plan the surveys to harmonize with vessels’ operational schedules.
IMO convention for Safety Of Life At Sea.
International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships.
IMO convention defining the maximum allowed draught of the vessel.
IMO convention for tonnage measurements of ships (ITC69).
Certification of ships and companies to fulfill IMO requirements in the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.
Certification of ships to fulfill IMO requirements in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
Certification of the working and living condition onboard ships to fulfill the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006.
Establish and maintain integrated management systems for safety, environmental protection, occupational health and quality.