Lloyd's Register (LR) has received authority from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to certify materials and equipment for use on ships registered by the Australian Administration. This authority covers fire fighting equipment and structural fire protection components, lifesaving appliances, navigation and MARPOL equipment.
AMSA authorisation allows acceptance of LR Type Approval Certificates, including those issued for compliance with the European Community Marine Equipment Directive, on board all classed Australian flagged ships. This authorisation gives manufacturers assurance that materials and equipment certified by LR will be accepted by AMSA. Equally, ship owners may purchase LR certified equipment with confidence for use on their ships.
More information: Sue Powell, Press & PR, Lloyd's Register