Recognized Organizations

Recognized Organizations with hands on experience

The following organizations have been authorized to carry out statutory survey, audit and certification for Palau registered vessels and audit and certification of Companies operating Palau registered vessels:

  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • China Classification Society (CCS)
  • DNV GL
  • Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS)
  • Indian Register of Shipping (IR CLASS)
  • International Naval Surveys Bureau-Classification Society (INSB Class)
  • International Register Shipping (IRS)
  • Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (ClassIBS)
  • Korean Register of Shipping (KR)
  • Lloyd’s Register (LR)
  • Maritime Bureau Van Africa (MBA)
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK)
  • Overseas Maritime Certification Services (OMCS)
  • Panama Maritime Documentation Services (PMDS)
  • Phoenix Register of Shipping (PHRS)
  • Polski Rejestr Statkow (Polish Register of Shipping) (PRS)
  • Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)
  • Shipping Register of Ukraine (SRU)
  • Turk Loydu (Turkish Lloyd) (TL)
  • Universal Maritime Bureau (UMB)

The Recognized Organizations and Recognized Security Organizations that are not listed in the list above, but that seek approval to undertake audit, survey and certification of vessels on behalf of Palau Flag should contact Palau International Ship Registry Technical department at