Recognized Organizations

The Republic of Liberia recognizes the following classification societies for conducting surveys and issuing statutory certificates of behalf of Liberia:

  • American Bureau of Shipping
  • Bureau Veritas
  • China Classification Society
  • Croatian Register of Shipping
  • DNV
  • Korean Register of Shipping
  • Indian Register of Shipping
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
  • Phoenix Register of Shipping
  • Polski Rejestr Statkow
  • RINA S.p.A

All of the above listed Class Societies are members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). The Liberian Registry maintains continuous contact with and oversight of these recognized class societies.

A close association between the societies and the Technical Department has developed from the many years of positive exchanges between each class society and our technical staff.  Each year a Recognized Class Society Meeting (RCSM) is held where technical questions concerning implementation of regulations are resolved and issues of mutual concern are discussed.

Liberia is signatory to the major international maritime Conventions and works with the Class Societies to ensure full and fair compliance and enforcement of the international rules and codes.  As a consequence of the close cooperation between the Registry's technical staff and the Class Societies, Liberia has implemented consistent interpretations of international rules and regulations to facilitate clear and unambiguous technical information for use in new vessel construction by major shipyards around the world and to ensure continued compliance and safe operation of existing vessels under the Liberian flag.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Cedric D’Souza, Senior Vice President, Maritime Operations
22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, VA  20166 USA

Tel: +1 (703) 251 2469
Fax: +1 (703) 790 5655

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