Detailed below are the latest instructions and information from Flag Administrations that accept or recognize Lloyd's Register approved Service Suppliers authorized to carry out maintenance, thorough examinations, operational testing, overhaul and repairs of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear.
Where there are no instructions shown for a particular Flag, please contact your local Lloyd's Register office or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information regarding the new IMO procedures can be found in the Class News 16/2019.
|Flag Administration||Acceptance of LR Approved Service Suppliers||Notes|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Yes||See ADOMS Information Notice 2017-006 (Rev 3)|
|Bahamas||Yes (until 30 June 2020)||See Marine Notice 083.
Service Providers approved by LR and other ROs are also acceptable only until 30 June 2020. Certificate of Authorization issued by Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is required on or after 01 July 2020.
|Barbados||Yes||See Bulletin 322|
|Bermuda||Yes||See Bermuda Merchant Shipping Notice 2021-016.|
|Canada||Yes||See Policy – Authorized Service Providers for LSA|
|Cayman Islands||Yes||See Guidance Note CIGN 09/2019 Rev 2.|
|Comoros||No||Authorised Service providers by approved by the flag Administration. See Circular 21/02439/COM|
|Cook Islands||Yes||See Circular 212 / 2019.|
|Cyprus||Yes||See Circular No. 21 / 2019.|
|Denmark||Yes||See Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) Circular No. 28.|
|Finland||Yes||Service Providers have to be approved by the Administration if the service is stationed in Finland.
Service Providers authorized by other Administrations or approved by other ROs are also acceptable if the service station is located outside Finland.
|Georgia||Yes||See No. 32/CIRC/FSI.|
|Gibraltar||Yes||See Shipping Guidance Notice - 078
SGN 078(a) -MSC.402(96) - Authorizations of Authorized Service Providers
|Hong Kong||Yes||See Annex 1 of FAQs|
|India||No||Service Suppliers are to be approved by the flag Administration.
See Merchant Shipping Notice 01 of 2020.
|Isle of Man||Yes||See Isle of Man Ship Registry Technical Advisory Notice Ref. 006-19.|
|Italy||Yes||See See Circolare - Sicurezza della Navigazione - Serie generale n. 156/2020.|
|Japan||Yes||The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) accepts Service Providers authorized by RO (limited to ABS, DNV-GL, LR, Class NK based on MSC.402 (96) ANNEX 7.4.3) - refer to https://www.mlit.go.jp/en/maritime/maritime_fr8_000006.html|
|Kuwait||Yes||See Circular No. (11)/2019.|
|Liberia||No||Service Suppliers need an Authorization Document issued by Liberia Flag.
See Marine Operations Note 05/2022.
|Luxembourg||Yes||See Circular CAM 08/2019.|
|Madeira||Yes||See DGRM Circular No. 62.|
|Malta||Yes||See Technical Notice SLS.2 Rev.2.|
|Marshall Islands||Yes||For Service Supplier Approvals, see Technical Circular – No. 1, Rev. 6, Section 4.
For Servicing Requirements, see Marine Notice MN-2-011-37, Section 8.0.
|Norway||Yes||See Circular RSV 5-2020.|
|Palau||Yes||See Marine Notice 242.2.|
|Panama||No||Service Suppliers need Authorization from Panama Flag.
See Merchant Marine Circular MMC-258.
|Portugal||Yes||See DGRM Circular No. 62.|
|Qatar||Yes||See Marine Circular 12.|
|Singapore||Yes||See MPA Shipping Circular No. 11 of 2019.|
|South Africa||Yes||All Service Providers need to be approved by the flag Administration.
See Marine Notice No. 12 of 2019.
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||Yes||See Circular No. SOL 012 - Rev.5.|
|UK||Yes||For Authorization of Service Providers see Marine Guidance Note MGN 555 (M) - Amendment 1.
For Operational and Test Procedures see Marine Guidance Note MGN 560 (M) - Amendment 2.
|USCG||Yes||See NVIC Circular No. 03-19.|
|Vanuatu||Yes||See Fleet Safety Letter 181219.GEN.|