Recognised Organizations

Antigua and Barbuda has authorised ten of the members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) as recognised organisations.

Agreements are in place with all ten Societies in accordance with the IMO requirements and all ten Societies are authorised also as Recognised Security Organisations, and as Recognised Organisations for the application of the Maritime Labour Convention as well as for the application of the other Conventions.

The Ten Recognised Organisations are:

American Bureau of Shipping ABS
Bureau Veritas BV
China Classification Society CCS
Korean Register of Shipping KRS
Lloyds Register of Shipping LR
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai ClassNK
RINA Services S.p.A RINA
Russian Register of Shipping RS
Indian Register of Shipping IRS