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Korean Register gains authorization to deliver statutory services in Germany and Togo

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Dr  Park Bum-shik

Dr Park Bum-shik

Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – is now authorized as a Recognized Organization (RO) by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to perform statutory services for flagged vessels. At the same time, KR has also been authorized to provide similar services for flagged vessels on behalf of the government of Togo.

KR is now able to conduct surveys and audits and issue certificates to the flagged ships from these two countries for SOLAS and MARPOL.

KR continues to expand its statutory services on behalf of flag administrations. These latest authorizations demonstrate that KR’s technical competence is being recognized and valued across the world and that KR is regarded as a reliable, trusted partner providing statutory services to international shipping administrations.

Welcoming the news, Dr. B. S. Park, Chairman and CEO of KR said:

“We are very happy to have secured official authorization from these governments. We are also in the final stages of gaining authorization from Bangladesh.

The two new authorizations bring the total number of countries where we are authorized to carry out ship survey and certification work to 71. This includes an increasing coverage in Europe where we are able to provide services in Denmark, Latvia, Luxembourg, Spain, and now Germany. 

These new authorizations will drive our efforts to deliver enhanced quality services for all of our valued clients in all continents”.

The Korean Register is an IACS member classification society established in 1960 with the purpose of promoting safety of life, property and the protection of the marine environment.


KR currently classes an international fleet of 2, 900 vessels totalling 64million GT. It is headquartered in Busan, South Korea and operates a network of 59 offices around the world. It is authorized to perform statutory and certification services in 69 countries.

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