Russia Authorized to Survey Cyprus-Flagged Ships

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Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a new agreement with the Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus (the Cyprus MA).

The deal, that was signed in late June in Limassol, includes the extension of the scope of the RS authorisation by the Cyprus MA effective from August 1, 2019.

In particular, RS is now authorised to perform surveys of ships flying the flag of the Republic of Cyprus for compliance with the requirements of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, Code of Safety for Diving Systems.

“The new agreement results from the high level of cooperation achieved by RS and the Cyprus Maritime Administration,” Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of RS, said.

There are currently 23 RS-classed ships flying the flag of the Republic of Cyprus while two more ships are at the construction stage.

The Republic of Cyprus is one of the largest flag states as per number of the ships registered. RS was originally authorised by the Cyprus MA in 2005.

As of 2019, RS is recognised in total by 69 maritime administrations of flag states.

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