A merchant vessel at the time it is being registered as a Maltese ship and during the period of its registration under the Malta flag must be classed with a classification society authorised to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the Government of Malta.
The list of these classification societies has been revised as follows:
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Bureau Veritas (BV)
China Classification Society (CCS)
Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS)
Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
Lloyd's Register (LR)
Polish Register of Shipping (PRS)
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)
Existing procedures requiring a ship by ship authorisation for a classification society listed above is to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the Government of Malta shall remain in effect.
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