In September,  EMSA completed for the first time the inspection process for a world-class classification society headquartered in Europe.

The process lasted several days, with perfect cooperation from both sides. The European Commission and another Member State of the European Union took part in the inspection process.

According to EMSA, all available digital technology of the classification society was used for technical support of the inspection. Throughout the process, the importance of optimal time management and overall ability to conduct effective remote inspections was verified, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the practical limitations, EMSA is expected to organize and carry out several visits, and mainly inspections, shortly.