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The Shipping Deputy Ministry to the President has signed agreements governing the delegation of statutory surveys, inspections and certification services for ships flying the Cyprus flag with 12 Organizations. The Recognized Organization Division supervises the implementation of technical aspects of the agreement between those Organizations and the Shipping Deputy Ministry to the President (mainly procedural issues) and monitors the work of those Organizations in the context of the work they have been authorized to perform.

As part of the monitoring of the work of those Organizations, the Recognized Organization Division organizes and monitors the biannual audit schedule adopted by Shipping Deputy Ministry to the President. The audits are performed at their premises with interviews, review of the systems of the Organizations (electronic and non-electronic), the investigation of specific cases etc.

The Division often serves as the contact point between the Shipping Deputy Ministry to the President and the Recognized Organizations in order to solve any issues that may arise. Additionally, it consults with the other involved divisions in order to amend or prepare new Agreements with the Recognized Organizations.

All statutory surveys, inspections and certification services for ships flying the flag of Cyprus, are delegated to Recognised Organisations (ROs). Subject agreement specifies the authorisation range of activities and responsibilities for both parties (the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) & the RO).

The performance of the ROs is monitored and continuously assessed by the RoC and biannual audits are performed.

Classification Societies Recognised by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus:

  1. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  2. Bureau Veritas (BV)
  3. China Classification Society (CCS)
  4. Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS)
  5. DNV GL
  6. Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
  7. Lloyds Register (LR)
  8. Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  9. Polski Rejestr Statkow (PRS)
  10. Registro Navale Italiano (RINA)
  11. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
  12. Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)

Classification Societies authorised to carry out assessment, auditing, verification and certification of safety management systems and ISPS Code, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus:
  1. American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  2. Bureau Veritas (BV)
  3. China Classification Society (CCS)
  4. Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS)
  5. DNV GL
  6. Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
  7. Lloyds Register (LR)
  8. Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)
  9. Polski Rejestr Statkow (PRS)
  10. Registro Navale Italiano (RINA)
  11. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
  12. Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)