Published January 2022
The EU Recognised Organisations (ROs) have established procedures and technical requirements for Mutual Recognition (MR) whereby, under specific circumstances, they will recognise certificates for material, equipment and components from other class societies. However, insurers expect the surveys of safety critical materials, equipment and components to
be carried out by the RO classing the vessel and are concerned that allowing MR in these circumstances will undermine the significance of ship classification as a vital component in today’s safety regime at sea.
IUMI recommends that mutual recognition is clearly limited to materials, equipment and components of proven low safety criticality. Where appropriate, IUMI also participates in workshops and consultations to convey this view.