The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular on 19 November 2014, informing stakeholders that it has appointed and authorized DNV GL as a Recognized Organization (RO) to carry out statutory certification, survey, inspection, and audit services on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, effective from 1 October 2014.
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) merged late last year to become DNV GL. In February, the company opened new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, at 16 Science Park Drive.
MPA Singapore said that "Existing vessel’s statutory certificates issued an d endorsed by DNV or GL shall be considered to remain valid and shall be treated equivalent to certificates issued and endorsed by DNV GL."
Read more: MPA Shipping Circular 17-2014
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