Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement

Classification Societies, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Regulatory — By on April 11, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Vice Admiral Stamatios Raptis with Paillette Palaiologou

In the presence in Piraeus of the leading ranks of the Hellenic Coast Guard and representatives of the Paris-headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas an updated authorisation agreement was signed on Orthodox Holy Wednesday (4/4/2018). This enables Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS ( Recognised Organisation 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 applicable national legislation.

The signatories were the commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Admiral Stamatios Raptis and the president and chief executive of Bureau Veritas (Hellas), Mrs Paillette Palaiologou.

l to r: Konstantinos Pardalis, Agisilaos Anastasakos, George Andreadis, Athanasios Tounis, Vassilios Dimitropoulos, Stamatios Raptis, Paillette Palaiologou, Ioannis Zikas and Konstantinos Pantazopoulos.

After signing the new agreement, which commences on April 11 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 and modernisation of the technical flag state’s requirements in force. This aims at improving the competitiveness of the Greek flag, safeguarding human life and property at sea, and protecting the marine environment by adhering to the international legal instruments and the Acquis Communautaire, which is the accumulated body of European Union law and obligations from 1958 to the present



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