Handbook for Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC)

The use of international maritime rules and regulations is fundamental for mobile offshore units. It is important both to ensure a high level of safety, and to maintain the competitive ability for mobile offshore units in all markets around the world.

The use of maritime regulations is sanctioned in the Framework Regulations section 3. The Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) Handbook gives an overview of the areas where the Framework Regulations section 3 is applicable. Further the Handbook provides the industry with guidance in the AoC process.

This version of the Acknowledgement of  Compliance Handbook is version number 5. The Handbook has undergone a facelift, and references to key regulations are provided with active links in the document.

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association wishes to thank the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for their considerable contribution to the update. DNV GL has also had an active role in producing the Handbook