QACE presented the 2016 Annual Report and recommendations to the Committee of Safe Seas (COSS) meeting in Brussels on 27th June 2017. The QACE Secretary General, Des Gutteridge, stated ‘as interested parties in RO performance it is important to understand the issues that effect flag States, which can be incorporated into the QACE RO assessment programme in order to identify and help implement any necessary solutions.
QACE publishes it’s 2016 Annual Report. The report includes sections on the QACE Work Plan, assessment activity, assessment results and, in Annex C, the Collective Recommendations for 2017.
QACE publishes the updated Quality Management System, which is compliant with ISO 9001:2015.
The Assessor’s Meeting and training was held at the QACE office on the 10th to 13th January 2017. The main objectives of the meeting are to undertake training, plan the 2017 Assessment year, to share experiences and identify issue and areas for improvement.
QACE’s new Director, Christian Breinholt was in attendance to meet the assessment team and to familiarize himself with the QACE core activity.
QACE presented ABS with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Houston, Texas on 12th December 2016.
QACE presented RINA with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Genoa on 24th November 2016.
QACE presented Lloyd’s Register with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Southampton on 16th November 2016.
Christian brings a depth of knowledge and experience and is widely known in the industry, having undertaken a number of roles.
Christian began his career as a deck officer in the merchant fleet followed by 39 years of service in the Danish Maritime Authority. The last 13 years he held the position as Deputy Director General and was responsible for maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment. In addition Christian was the representative of Denmark at a number of international, regional, multilateral and bilateral events, including IMO diplomatic conferences, Assemblies and sessions in the Maritime Safety Committee and Marine Environment Protection Committee since 1988. He was the chairman of the Maritime Safety Committee in the years 2012 – 2015.