QACE publishes it’s 2019 Specific Interest Areas.
QACE attended the IACS End User Workshop (EUW), in London on 8th and 9th November 2018 to discuss with the audit bodies and stakeholders, its feedback in relation to the audit scheme. While the scheme is meeting the QACE objectives focus is called for on the verification of surveying and auditing standards, the effectiveness of audit finding corrective actions and the evidence to support the downgrading of major ISM non-compliances.
After retiring from as Head of Maritime Safety Division of the German Administration, Klaus dedicated his new working life to ensuring the establishment and development of QACE, chairing the entity from its foundation in 2010. In a testament to Klaus’s achievements the EU Commission, at the same time as acknowledging QACE meeting the governing Regulation, thanked Klaus for his “cooperation and personal efforts to develop QACE to its current form during the 8 years of his service as Chairman of the board”.
QACE, the Board, Secretariat and Members thank Klaus for his commitment and leadership over the years and wish him all the best in his retirement.
Dean Tseretopoulos steps down as a QACE Director having completed his final term of office. Dean has been a QACE Director since its beginning in 2010. His shipbuilding expertise and practical experience, together with his guidance on all matters technical and financial will be sorely missed, a major factor in QACE’s success. His presence will be sorely missed. The QACE Board, Secretariat and the QACE Members wish Dean all the best for the future.
2018 has already been an eventful year. Here is a summary of the key activities so far:
The Assessment Programme proceeds well with, so far 37 of the planned 62 audits planned for 2018.
QACE publishes it’s 2017 Annual Report. The report includes sections on the QACE Work Plan, assessment activity, assessment results and, in Annex C, the Collective Recommendations for 2018.
Türk Loydu (TL) as a company applying for EU recognition are subject to the same QACE assessment and certification process as the already Recognised Organisations.
TL made a courtesy call to the QACE office to discuss progress.