Frequently Asked Questions - Classification Societies

Yes, all IACS members, which have an agreement with the Portuguese Administration, are authorized to conduct the necessary inspections.

SSPs and approval have been fully delegated to classification societies.

The DMLC1, in which the requirements of the flag state to MLC are defined, is generated by the Portuguese Maritime Authority (DGRM). DMLC2, which defines the ship owner's requirements on the implementation, will be generated by the shipping company.

A template of DMLC I can be downloaded here.