6 Month News Update | Posted on

2015 has been an eventful year for QACE; so much so we thought we’d share this with you:

January: QACE welcomes its new team members with the appointment of QACE Assessors Tim Ho, Mike Jennings & Captain Hartmut Nickel, together with Administration Officer, Alima Kamara.

January: QACE publishes its new Quality Management System policies and procedure available at qace.co

February: QACE posts its new ISO 9001:2008 certification.

February: QACE provides the first of annual inputs to the development of the marine quality IACS QSCS standard.

May: QACE completes EU assessment compliance actions early.

May: QACE presents at the GREENSeas event in Athens.

May: QACE successfully establishes Tri-Party Agreements with the Recognised Organisations and Accredited Certification Bodies establishing control of the audit and assessment process.

QACE Publishes it’s 2014 Annual Report | Posted on

QACE publishes the 2014 Annual Report including sections on the QACE work plan, observation activities, main findings and recommendations.

As a result of  QACE observations of audits in 2014, Annex C of the the report, outlines five Collective Recommendations for 2015.


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2014 Achievements | Posted on

• A highly effective risk-based RO assessment program … 

• Completed actions to achieve full compliance with Regulation 391 2009 …

• Completed cycle of RO Individual Recommendations  … 

• Collective Recommendations verified as effective … 

• QACE and IACS establish formal relationship …


Thanks are not enough | Posted on

At a dinner after the QACE Annual General Meeting in November, the QACE Board of Directors and Members had the opportunity to thank the retiring Observers .The QACE Executive Secretary, Des Gutteridge, praised Jim Garlige and Colin Spencer for their commitment, professionalism and unstinting service to the industry. “Thanks are not enough”.



Jim, Maria Kriniskya (Russian Register) and Colin. 

New Director – Xie Hui | Posted on

Xie joins QACE with a broad base of regulatory and operational experience. With the China Maritime Safety Agency as Director for International Affairs he is also Chairman of the IMO DSC sub-committee. Xie has served within the Agency as Deputy Director Ship Safety and Pollution, London based as Permanent Representative to the IMO and as a flag and port State Section Chief.


QACE Annual General Meeting Reception | Posted on

QACE holds a Reception before its 2013 Annual General Meeting for its Members, organisations and the individuals who have been influential in its establishment. QACE Chairman, Klaus Grensemann, made a special presentation to Hans Frivold (the previous Executive Secretary) for his tireless and outstanding work and to mark his retirement. QACE President, Robert Giuffra, also made a presentation to the founding Director Victor Santos-Pedro with thanks from the Members for his own outstanding commitment to QACE and work on behalf of QACE.

left to right: Xie Hui (incoming Director), Des Gutteridge (Executive Secretary), Dean Tseretopoulos (Director), Victor Santos-Pedro (Director) , Klaus Grensemann (Chairman), Dave Iwamoto (Director) Bob Giuffra (President)

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Hans Frivold

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Victor Santos-Pedro

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Please follow the link below to download the photos from the 2013 AGM

QACE 2013 AGM Photos

QACE publishes 2012 Annual Report | Posted on

QACE publishes the 2012 Annual Report including sections on the QACE work plan, observation activities, main findings and recommendations.

As a result of  QACE observations of audits in 2012, Annex C of the the report, outlines six Collective Recommendations for attention.



May 1 – QACE launches new website | Posted on

QACE is proud to announce the launch of the new website

The website gives all of QACE’s many stakeholders access to the information they want. From a basic understanding of QACE in ‘About QACE’, to meeting the Directors and Executive Secretary. Download the 2012 Annual Report, procedures and  presentations in ‘Publications’. The ‘Observation Results’ page is the place for the results of QACE activities

The ‘News’ page will be used to publish to subscribers the latest events or news. Email news letters will alert users to new items.

The ‘Contacts’ page puts you in contact with the QACE offices at Lyric Square London.

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