UKSR excellent Port state Control record recognised by US QUALSHIP21
The UK Ship Register has qualified for one of the world’s top standards because fewer than one per cent of its flagged ships being detained in United States of America ports.
Deputy director David Jones said the award of the US Qualship 21 (Quality Shipping for the 21st Century) to the UKSR was an endorsement of its quality status as a flag.
It’s not the first time the UKSR has won the award which is given by the US Coast Guard in recognition of the fact visiting UK-flagged vessels have had an excellent record under Port State Control.
David Jones said: ‘We are proud again to be recognised by the US Qualship 21 program. It’s an endorsement of the high levels of service we provide to our owners and operators on a 24/7 basis and underlines our objective to be a quality flag for quality owners.
Only around ten per cent of foreign-flagged vessels qualify for the award.