Statutory certification for the marine industry

As a recognised organisation, we carry out statutory inspections on behalf of flag administrations, verifying compliance with international Conventions – such as SOLAS and MARPOL – and Codes like ISM and ISPS. We also provide a range of guidance on forthcoming legislation and reducing the risk of port state control detention.

Our voluntary assessment and training services can help you prepare for the Convention's implementation and support you in assessing your compliance. 
We carry out ISM certification on behalf of more than 60 flag administrations. Since the Code was introduced, we have been at the forefront of developments in its interpretation and implementation, leading in the provision of innovative and cost-effective certification and support services.
We have played a proactive role in helping the industry to implement the ISPS Code and offers a full range of statutory certification services to help you maintain compliance. We also offer a series of ISPS training courses.
Lloyd's Register is authorised to act on behalf of numerous flag administrations to verify that your vessels comply with MARPOL. Our involvement ranges from initial plan approval and on-board surveys to annual and renewal surveys to ensure compliance is maintained. We are also able to issue type approval certification for marine pollution prevention equipment and sewage treatment plants.

Further to Lloyd’s Register’s Classification News No. 22/2010, dated June 3, 2010, the following guidance notes have been prepared in order to assist shipowners, and other interested parties, in understanding the issues associated with the retrospective Approved Method requirements as given in regulation 13.7 of MARPOL Annex VI as revised in 2008.

The International Maritime Organisations Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted a revised MARPOL 73/78 Annex II Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk in 2004 and will enter into force 1 January 2007 and will apply to both new and existing ships.

As a result of amendments to SOLAS 1974 a major retroactive requirement will be introduced in October 2010 that will impact on passenger ships. As part of our ongoing support for the passenger industry, we offer a service which will help owners and operators determine what is required on each of their ships to ensure that they maintain compliance.