The Maltese Cross is the construction symbol assigned to ships built under DNV’s supervision.
The maltese cross is at the core of DNV’s objectives to safeguard life, property and the environment. It represents the basic platform of DNV’s class systematics.
With the maltese cross as a basis, a wide range of optional class notations can be selected, representing the ship type and level of sophistication.
Professional and systematic supervision of the construction process to ensure safety and prevent workmanship-related operational problems.
Dedicated surveyors/site teams to follow up during the building period.
Qualified surveyors to follow up and survey components intended for the ship.
World-wide technical support for manager/owners, yards, manufacturers and suppliers.
Approval of plans and relevant technical documentation provided by our strategically placed approval centres.
When a ship is built to DNV class, DNV carries out surveys to verify that the construction, components and equipment satisfy the Rule requirements and are in compliance with the approved plans. In addition, depending on the complexity of the system, functional tests are witnessed by our dedicated site teams or our specialist surveyors. When the requirements specified by our core class requirements, the optional class notations chosen and relevant statutory regulations are met, DNV will assign the appropriate class notation and this will be confirmed by the ssuance of the classification certificate.
The construction symbol in the main class notation is assigned to ships built under DNV's supervision.
Approval is carried out at the responsible approval centre. The site survey is carried out at the building yard and its suppliers. The periodical survey is carried out on board the vessel.