Polish Register of Shipping is an organisation recognized by the European Parliament and the Council under:

●    Regulation (EC) No 391/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations.

Commission Decision No 2009/728/EC of 30 September 2009 extending the Community recognition of the Polish Register of Shipping adopted inline with the above Regulation and announced in the Official Journal of the European Union No L 258/34 on 1 October 2009, states that Polish Register of Shipping was granted the extended 2006 Community recognition with effect from 29 September 2009. The Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council contains no limitations and covers ships subject to international conventions of all types and size in all trades.

Full text of the Decision No. 2009/728/EC is available here.

●    Directive 2006/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels.

On 2 February 2012, the European Commission issued a Commission Implementing Decision 2012/66/EU on the recognition of the Polski Rejestr Statków S.A. as a classification society for inland waterway vessels, stating the Society’s conformity with criteria given in Directive 2006/87/EC. PRS may thus operate as a recognised organisation for floating units throughout the Community inland waterway network. This Commission Decision was addressed to the Member States that have inland waterways. Recognition means that PRS performed technical inspections and documents issued provide grounds for state administrations to recognise the compliance of the vessel with the requirements of Directive 2006/87/EC and to issue relevant certificates.