ClassNK Individual Recommendations | Posted on

QACE presented ClassNK with their Certificate of Compliance, after their Individual Recommendation meeting on 5th November 2015.


Des Gutteridge’s New Job Title | Posted on

Klaus Grensemann; Chairman of QACE Board of Directors, congratulates Des Gutteridge on his new job title, as QACE Secretary General.



Not this time | Posted on

QACE attends the 2015 Lloyd’s List Awards ceremony at the National Maritime Museum as finalists for the prestigious Safety Award.
QACE Executive Secretary, Des Gutteridge discussed ‘unfortunately its not to be this year. The award would have been an important recognition of the important phase in 2015 in QACE establishing its secretariat, international capabilities and requirements. The most important objective for attending the event however has been achieved; in continuing to raise the industries awareness regarding the work that goes on in the assessment and improvement of the eleven major classification societies, recognised by the European Commission.



National Maritime Museum



The Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2015 | Posted on

QACE is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Lloyd’s List 2015 Safety Award.

The award will go to an organisation with an exceptional commitment to improving safety standard within the shipping industry.

The award ceremony  will take place in London on 1st October 2015.


QACE entry for Lloyds List award


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

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.


QACE-2014 Annual Report  1











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. 

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