New Office | Posted on

From 1st November 2016, QACE’s new office will be:

QACE
3rd Floor, Crown House
72 Hammersmith Road
London, W14 8TH

The office number 0203 178 2301 remains the same.

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Bureau Veritas Individual Recommendations | Posted on

QACE presented Bureau Veritas with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Paris on 9th September 2016.

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Left to right: Des Gutteridge (QACE Secretary General); Mr Phillippe Donche-Gay (President of BV Maritime & Offshore Division) & Klaus Grensemann (QACE Chairman )

New Member: Indian Register of Shipping | Posted on

The QACE Board of Directors and Secretariat welcome Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) to QACE membership, after confirmation of their recognition by the European Union.

QACE presented the IRS Chairman and Managing Director, Arun Sharma, with the IRS QACE Certificate of Compliance during the Individual Recommendations visit to Mumbai on 24th November 2015.

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QACE Mid-Year News | Posted on

2016 has already been an eventful year. Here is a summary of the key activities so far:

The Assessment Programme proceeds well with, so far 27 of the planned 52 audits witnessed over 20 visits planned for 2016. QACE is pleased to report general continued improvements, effective consideration of recommendations and focus areas, increasingly effective trend analysis to identify weakness areas and effective corrective actions. Continually improving planning has seen a decrease in changed audit arrangements; a problem associated with ship operation arrival schedules and the consequent availability of auditors.

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QACE Assessment

January 

  • The Annual Assessor’s Meeting is held at the QACE office in London to plan the 2016 QACE Assessment Programme.
  • London office Board Meeting and welcome to the new President, Lloyds Register’s Andrew Kennedy for his first full meeting.
  • An Individual Recommendations visit was made to the Korean Register of Shipping.
  • QACE participated in the annual IACS Auditor Refresher Training Course, this time in Busan, Korea.

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    January’s Assessors meeting

February 

  • QACE completes a successful ISO 9001:2008 surveillance audit The company is a small well-organised operation, with a clear vision of what it is trying to achieve.”

March

  • The Chairman and Sectary General present at the EU member States Committee of Safe Seas (COSS) Meeting in Brussels, raising awareness of the QACE organization, activities, results of assessments and recommendations.

April

  • The first of the biennial IACS/QACE Meeting for 2016 to continue the important working relationship and ensure QACE involvement in the QSCS Scheme that it adopts. This time held at the IACS office in London.
  • QACE publish the 2015 Annual Report and  2016 Collective Recommendations online

May

  • QACE provide the International Maritime Organisation member State and adviser with the 2015 Annual Report and 2016 Collective Recommendations and the first of what will be biannual Stakeholder Surveys (link). 
  • The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) carry out an inspection for QACE compliance with the EU Regulation (EC) No. 391 2009, Article 11 requirements.
  • QACE hold the mid-year Board Meeting, again at the London office.

2015 Annual Report | Posted on

QACE publishes it’s 2015 Annual Report. The report  includes sections on the QACE Work Plan, assessment activity, main findings and, in Annex C, the Collective Recommendations for 2016.

2015 Annual Report 

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2016 Auditor Training Course | Posted on

QACE Auditor Trainer, Terje Einarsrud and the Secretary General attend the annual auditor training course, this year in Busan S.KoreaIMG_4824-2-2

January 2016 Board Meeting | Posted on

A main focus for the QACE Board meeting in January is to approve the 2016 Assessment Plan. QACE also welcomed its new President Andrew Kennedy.

KR Individual Recommendations | Posted on

QACE presented KR with their Certificate of Compliance, after their Individual Recommendations meeting on 21st January 2016.

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2016 Assessor’s Meeting | Posted on

The Assessor’s Meeting was held at the QACE office on the 11th and 12th January 2016, planning the 2016 Assessment year.

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From the left Captain Hartmut Nickel (Assessor), Klaus Grensemann (Chairman), Dean Tseretopoulos (QACE Director), Sarup Gur (Assessor), Alima Kamara (Administration Officer), Tim Ho (Assessor), Mike Jennings (Assessor) & Des Gutteridge (Secretary General).

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