October 27, 2003DNV signs ACP agreement with Coast Guard
DNV has announced that it is now fully authorized to act as an autonomous certification body on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). It has become the the first non-U.S. classification society to sign the Alternate Compliance Program agreement with the USCG.
The agreement gives DNV the authority to act on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard under the Alternate Compliance Program--ACP. ACP is a significant delegation granted to a class society after it has attained authorization for the issuance of a broad range of international convention certificates and demonstrated its professional plan review and survey capabilities to the satisfaction of the Coast Guard.
"The U.S. Coast Guard's requirements as to safety at sea in general and the class societies in particular are very high. On behalf of DNV, I am proud that our company is the first to achieve this authorization," says Tor Svensen, COO DNV Maritime.
DNV is now able to issue all of the following certificates to U.S.-flagged vessels as an autonomous certification body under the USCG Alternate Compliance Program: