Authorizations of Maritime Administrations

Delegation of statutory certification and statutory related services given by the Maritime Administrations to Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS) are generally to be pursuant to the national legislation of a particular Administration and in compliance with:
(i) the “Code for recognized organizations (RO CODE)”, IMO Res. MSC.349(92) and MEPC.237(65) and the Annex and Appendices thereto, as amended, and is based on the provisions of SOLAS 74, Reg. I/6, MARPOL 73/78, Annex I, Reg. 6.3.1 and MARPOL 73/78, Annex II, Reg. 8.2.1, stating that the Administration may entrust inspection and surveys to Recognized organization.
(ii) Regulation 5.1.1.3 and 5.12. of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), as amended.

When acting as a Recognised organisation (RO) on behalf of EU member countries CRS should also comply with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No. 391/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations.

Delegation of statutory certification and statutory related services should be formalised through the specific Agreement on the delegation of statutory certification and statutory related services and which is to be agreed and signed between CRS and particular Maritime Administration, with CRS to be considered as the Recognised Organisation (RO) when acting on behalf of such Maritime Administration.

Also, purpose of the Agreement is for the Maritime Administration is to delegate authority to the CRS with respect to the performance of statutory certification and statutory plan review, surveys, audits, and inspections for vessels registered or the be registered under the flag of such Maritime Administration and to define the scope, terms, conditions, and requirements of that delegated authority, providing CRS to perform (as far as applicable
for each particular case):
.1 Statutory certification and statutory related services stated in the Agreement and in particular, in the part of the Agreement stipulating applicable instruments (IMO Conventions, Codes, Resolutions) with pertinent degree of authorization.
.2 Statutory certification and statutory related services under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.
.3 Statutory certification and statutory related services under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).
.4 Tonnage measurement pursuant to the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (ITC 69).

In line with the above, CRS has been authorised to act as a Recognised organisation (RO) on behalf of the following Maritime Administrations (* denotes partial or case-by case authorisations only):

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Commonwealth of Bahamas
  • Union of Comoros
  • Republic of Cameroon *
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic *
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • Republic of Guyana *
  • Republic of Honduras *
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Republic of Lebanon *
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Republic of Malta
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Republic of Montenegro
  • Republic of Palau *
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of Seychelles *
  • Republic of Slovakia *
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)