Authorization Agreement between Bureau Veritas & the Greek Flag Administration

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In the presence of the leading ranks of the Hellenic Coast Guard and the French Classification Society’s  in Piraeus, the Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Admiral Stamatios Raptis and the President & Chief Executive of ‘Bureau Veritas  (Hellas) AE’ Mrs. Paillette Palaiologou have

both signed, on Orthodox Holy Wednesday, the updated authorization agreement that enables “Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS” ( Recognized Organization as per Regulation (EC) No 391/2009)) to continue providing enhanced survey and statutory certification services to Greek ships and their managing companies on the basis of the international Conventions and the applicable national legislation.
After having signed the new agreement, which commences on 11/4/2018 and provides for a formal four years’ validity period, both signatories stressed the importance of the unimpeded continuation of rendering qualitative statutory services to Greek shipping by the French classification society  as well as the need for consolidation & modernization of the technical flag State’s requirements in force, aiming at improving the competitiveness of the Greek flag and at safeguarding safety of human life and property at sea & protecting the marine environment by adhering to the international legal instruments and the Acquis Communautaire.

Photo: Stamatios Raptis, Paillette Palaiologou

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