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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.

BWM Convention

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, entered into force on 8 September 2017. Further information is available in Lloyd’s Register’s Class News No. 30/2016, Class News No. 05/2017 and Class News No. 16/2017

We are authorised to act on behalf of numerous flag administrations to verify that your vessels comply with the BWM Convention. Our involvement ranges from initial plan approval and on-board surveys, and also issue of type approval certification for Ballast Water Treatment Systems.

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 

Our voluntary assessment and training services can help you prepare for the Convention's implementation and support you in assessing your compliance. 

ISM Code

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.

ISPS Code

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.

MARPOL

LR 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.

MARPOL Annex VI – Approved Method

Further to LR's Classification News No. 22/2010, dated June 3, 2010, 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.

MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code

Carriage of liquid chemicals in bulk is covered by regulations in SOLAS Chapter VII, which invokes the IBC Code, and MARPOL Annex II - Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk. MARPOL Annex II certification is also required for certain liquefied gases when carried in bulk. LR is authorised to act on behalf of numerous flag administrations to verify that your vessels comply with the applicable requirements. 

SOLAS

LR is authorised to act on behalf of numerous flag administrations to verify that your vessels comply with SOLAS. 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 safety equipment.

EU MRV Regulation and the IMO DCS

LR is an accredited third-party verifier for EU MRV and a Recognised Organisation (RO) for IMO DCS.  When you submit your data to us we can carry out the necessary checks and verification procedures and issue the respective certifications to keep onboard for inspection by Port State Control. Our client information note explaining the EU MRV Regulation and the IMO DCS can be downloaded here.

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