Cyprus Approves Russian Maritime RS
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a new agreement with the Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus (the Cyprus MA).
The new agreement extends the scope of the RS authorization by the Cyprus MA. In particular, RS is now authorized to perform surveys of ships flying the flag of the Republic of Cyprus for compliance with the requirements of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, Code of Safety for Diving Systems.
The agreement is effective from August 1, 2019, said Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
On behalf of the Cyprus MA, the agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Shipping Deputy Ministry, Costas Iacovou, on behalf of RS – by Director General, Konstantin Palnikov.
“The new agreement results from the high level of cooperation achieved by RS and the Cyprus Maritime Administration,” said Palnikov. Currently, there are 23 RS-classed ships flying the flag of the Republic of Cyprus while two more ships are at the construction stage.
The Republic of Cyprus is one of the largest flag states as per number of the ships registered. RS was originally authorized by the Cyprus MA in 2005. As of 2019, RS is recognized in total by 69 maritime administrations of flag states.