Classification society DNV has been designated as a 'Recognized Organization' by the Japanese government.
A year ago Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) was similarly designated as a 'Recognised Organisation' by the Norwegian government and was granted delegated responsibility for statutory surveys and permission to issue statutory certificates. The agreement authorized ClassNK to examine compliance to various treaties of Norwegian-flagged vessels and issue certificates for ships registered under its flag.
The ceremony was held at the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Director General of the Maritime Bureau, Mr Masato Mori presented the official certificate of registration to Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group.
Mr Masato Mori congratulated DNV and expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by both parties to achieve this important outcome. He acknowledged DNV’s strong international reputation and wished the classification society success in supporting the growth of the Japanese flagged fleet.
Said Mr Madsen: “DNV is proud to secure authorization from the Japanese government. Close cooperation involving an extensive technical evaluation from both parties lasting for a year and a half has led us the where we are today. DNV currently provides leading Japanese operators with international classification services through our global network and we are pleased that these services can now be extended to cover Japanese-flagged ships. We look forward to supporting the growth of the Japanese flagged fleet.”