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UK Authorised Organisations

UK authorised Recognised Organisations (RO) or Classification Societies

The six classification societies authorised as UK Recognised Organisations (ROs) for the survey and inspection of UK ships are:

  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Bureau Veritas SA (BV)
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
  • Det Norsk Veritas (DNV)
  • Lloyd’s Register (LR)
  • RINA Services S.p.A (RINA)

You can find out more about UK authorised Recognised Organisations at GOV.UK.

UK authorised Certifying Authorities (CA)

For details of the Certifying Authorities authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to undertake survey and certification work against the standards of the Small Commercial Vessel Codes of Practice, or MGN 280, see MIN 538 Amendment 5, which also includes pleasure vessels.