Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS) is an entity organized and existing under Croatian law, which, according to the Law on the Croatian Register of Shipping (Official Gazette No. 1996/81, 2013/76 and 2020/62) and the Charter of the Register, is an independent, not-for-profit, but public welfare oriented, public foundation that performs tasks:

  • classification of sea-going ships,
  • statutory certification of sea-going ships on behalf of the Flag State Administrations,
  • classification of inland navigation vessels,
  • statutory certification of inland navigation vessels,
  • statutory certification of recreational crafts,
  • certification of materials and products,
  • conformity assessment of recreational crafts,
  • conformity assessment of marine equipment,
  • conformity assessment of pressure vessels,
  • certification/registration of quality management systems



Efficiency and promptness

Hand-in-hand work with our clients

Reasonable pricing

Environmental protection responsibilitiy


  • CRS is a heritor of ship classification activities at the eastern Adriatic coast. 
  • The Austrian Veritas was founded in this area, al­ready in 1858, as the third classification soci­ety in the world. 
  • In 1918 the Austrian Veritas changed its name into the Adriatic Veritas and was acting as such till year 1921. 
  • CRS, acting till 1992 as JR (Yugoslav Register of Shipping), was founded in 1949. 
  • CRS Head Office is situated in Split, Republic of Croatia. 
  • CRS was associated member of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) from April 1973 till 2004, and from May 2011 CRS gained the status of IACS Member 
  • CRS is the recognised classification society (RO) pursuant to the requirements of the Regulation (EC) No. 391/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations.

About us

Safety, environment protection and efficient operation of ships are of upmost importance to all the interested parties in maritime sector and shipbuilding.

What is more, public is extremely sensitive to news on incidents, maritime accidents with life loss and/or environmental pollution and such information in general make the headlines.

  • CRS approves technical documentation and performs surveys on new-buildings in accordance with the Rules which are periodically updated and which include most and best internationally accepted standards related to safety and protection of life at sea and inland waterways as well as the protection of the sea and inland waterway environment.
  • During ship lifespan, CRS can perform and offer classification and statutory certification according to the Rules, regulations and standards by highly qualified personnel whose competences are regularly refreshed and updated.
  • CRS performs and offers certification of the safety management systems and environment system certification, security certification and inspections according to the Maritime Labour Convention as an extremely important segment of integral safety of ships and protection of the environment.

CRS services in maritime sector and shipbuilding guarantee to all the interested parties and public in general the maximum control of risks generated from maritime industry itself.


Certification / Accreditation

From July 2005 CRS is in possession of the Certificate issued by British Standards Institution (BSI) which is certifying that CRS operate the Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of BS EN 9001:2015 for the scope of classification and statutory certification of ships, statutory certification of marine equipment and recreational crafts

From February 2011 CRS is in possession of the “BSI Annual Statement of Compliance confirming Croatian Register of Shipping Compliance with IACS Quality System Certification Scheme.