GL Gets Greek Authority

Monday, March 29, 2004
Germanischer Lloyd has been granted full authorization by the Greek maritime administration with immediate effect. The authorization enables the classification society to perform, on behalf of the administration, all survey and certification duties related to the assessment of the safety and the condition of ships sailing under the Greek flag.

These statutory duties encompass attending to all types of ships, including passenger ships greater than 1,500 gt and high speed craft; the execution of International Safety Management (ISM) Code renewal audits, with the issuance of certificates; and surveying and issuance of certificates according to the requirements of IMO’s recently agreed Anti-Fouling Convention. Germanischer Lloyd is also now accepted and authorized by the Greek maritime administration as a “Recognized Security Organization” (RSO), enabling the society to perform all tasks required for certification according to the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

“I would like to stress the importance of the bilateral Agreement signed today, since it expands the traditional field of authorization for statutory services to encompass survey and certification,” declared Commodore A Kamarinakis, Head of Greece’s Merchant Ships’ Inspection General Directorate, at the contract signing on March 19 in Piraeus. “Also, the authorization covers not only ocean-going cargo ships but also passenger vessels and island ferries under the Hellenic flag.”

“This extended authorization is an expression of recognition for the technical competence of Germanischer Lloyd and the excellent cooperation the society has with the Greek flag state,” emphasized Lutz Wittenberg, Director of Germanischer Lloyd’s Mediterranean/Middle East/Black Sea/Africa (MEA) Division. “With 41 ships totaling 1,356,896 gt currently classed with us, the Greek-flag fleet is amongst the ‘top ten’ flags in the GL Register. We are pleased that we are now able to provide this valued client with an expanded spectrum of services.“

GL is authorized by over 100 administrations, including that of the Federal Republic of Germany, to perform the statutory duties for ship safety on their behalf. GL’s divisional office for the Mediterranean/Middle East/Black Sea/Africa (MEA) region is located in Piraeus. Besides its direct services for shipyards and fleets in the region, this office provides a comprehensive array of certification functions.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

USN Names Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis,

China Snubs G7 Declaration on Sea Row

Reacting to recent declaration of  the Group of Seven (G7) major nations' Foreign Ministers on maritime , China said “the situation of this region is generally stable,

Chinese Submarine to Pakistan: Raising Nuclear Tensions in South Asia

Pakistan, a country plagued by economic and political insecurity, to conclude the deal of eight conventional submarines during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Islamabad on Monday (April 20),

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2034 sec (5 req/sec)