ClassNK receives authorisation from Canadian flag

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Canadian flagClassification society ClassNK has received authorisation from Transport Canada to carry out statutory surveys on Canadian-flagged vessels on behalf of the Government of Canada.

ClassNK has maintained a presence in Canada since the establishment of its Vancouver Office in 1995, now one of nine exclusive survey offices maintained by ClassNK across the North American region. As a result of the authorisation ClassNK will now be able to carry out surveys, audits, and issue certificates for SOLAS, MARPOL, Load Line and other international conventions for Canadian-flagged vessels.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman and President Noboru Ueda said: “This authorisation reflects the rapid growth of our activities in North America and in Canada in particular. We have provided survey and certification services for many of Canada’s leading ship owners for decades now, and we have consistently increased our resources in the region to support the growth of the local industry. Along with our recent acquisition of British Columbia-based Helm Operations, this authorisation represents the next step in our expansion here in Canada and will allow us to further expand the range of services we can offer Canadian ship owners and operators”.

With the authorisation from Transport Canada, ClassNK is now authorized to perform surveys and audits on behalf of 111 Flag Administrations throughout the world.