Technical Assistance to Algeria on the development of procedures for the oversight of Recognised Organisations
Within the framework of the EU funded SAFEMED IV project, EMSA has provided technical assistance to Algeria on the development of procedures for the oversight and monitoring of Recognised Organisations (RO).
ROs are organizations entrusted by the Maritime Administrations to act on their behalf concerning statutory surveys and certification. To regulate the delegation of authority by flag States to ROs, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed the so-called “RO Code”. Part 3 of the Code “Oversight of Recognised Organisations” provides guidance of the flag State’s oversight of ROs authorized to perform statutory tasks on its behalf. The oversight may include inspections, audits, and other monitoring activities.
The provision of technical assistance to Algeria falls within one of the driving principles of SAFEMED IV which is to foster the implementation of the III Code which covers flag, coastal and port State obligations.