Update No. 1 dated 03 April 2020 of PRS information regarding COVID-19 dated 06 March 2020
It is PRS key priority to offer continuous support to our Clients who provide services worldwide and who at the same time comply with all government health, sanitary and operational requirements and guidelines.
We are focused on protecting the health of both our clients and surveyors, and take steps to prevent the spread of the virus.
PRS has established the following policy regarding the continuation of class and statutory supervision.
Any survey, audit or inspection item will be considered for postponement on the basis of the statements, received from the ship Master, that the construction and equipment have been tested by the crew and are in satisfactory and fully operational condition.
All temporary measures described above may be applied by PRS only after they have been communicated and agreed upon with the ship’s Flag Administration (most of Flag Administrations have already issued circular letters concerning COVID-19 situation, which are available on their official web pages and on IMO website: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx)
In each case, the owner is invited to provide PRS with a survey plan, where the detailed actions, which lead to the final completion of the surveys, are to be recorded. The requests shall be sent to the following email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org for classification and statutory surveys, and
email@example.com for audits and inspections,
or to the nearest PRS Office.