From 1 October, DNV GL will be authorised to carry out statutory services in Singapore.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced DNV GL as a Recognised Organisation for conducting certification, survey, inspection and audit services on behalf of the government.
The announcement has arisen due to the merger of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
The MPA is asking ship owners, ship managers and masters of Singapore-flagged vessels to take note that existing vessel’s statutory certificates issued and endorsed by either DNV or GL will still be valued and treated as the equivalent of those certificates issued and endorsed by DNV GL. Plus, endorsements by DNV GL for the annual or intermediate surveys in existing statutory certificates shall be considered valid and treated equivalent issued by DNV GL.
The Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) includes the name of all the classification society(ies) with which the vessel is classed and the name of the Recognised Organisation(s) which issued the Document of Compliance (DOC), the Safety Management Certificate (SMC) and the International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC). The Singapore Flag Administration will not require CSRs reflecting DNV or GL as the classification society to be reissued unless there are changes to the registered particulars of these Singapore-flagged ships in the existing CSR certificate which entails for the next sequential number to be issued. The new CSR issued will accordingly reflect DNV GL as the classification society.