BUREAU VERITAS S.A. became the first classification society authorized by the Greek maritime authorities to render MLC 2006 related statutory tasks on board Greek flagged ships
Lambros Chahalis, president of Bureau Veritas Hellas AE and Bureau Veritas SA, on December 17 signed a bilateral agreement which empowers the society to render Maritime Labour Convention 2006 inspection and certification services on board Greek-flagged ships.
This makes BV the first EU-recognised organisation entrusted by the Greek flag-state administration with statutory tasks related to MLC 2006.
The signing took place in the presence of senior Hellenic Coast Guard officers of the Merchant Ships’ Inspection General Directorate, and Rear Admiral (HCG-T) Dionyssios Giannoutsos.
Mr Chahalis is also vice-president and regional chief executive for the Hellenic & Black Sea region of Bureau Veritas.