January 9 -The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) have signed an agreement enabling the Korean classification society to survey and certify Danish ships.

This brings the total number of countries where KR is authorised to carry out ship survey and certification work to 66.

KR, in accordance with this agreement, is now able to carry out relevant surveys, audits and issue certificates to Danish and Greenland ships for SOLAS, MARPOL, ITC, ILL, ISM, ISPS, and MLC.

All exemption certification relating to surveys will also be issued by KR, after acquiring prior approval from the Danish government.