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    IRClass signs RO agreement with Bangladesh Department of Shipping and establishes office in Chittagong [Mar 2017] Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping, has signed a Recognised Organisation agreement with the Department of Shipping in Bangladesh. The RO agreement was signed at a ceremony held in Dhaka by Director General of Shipping Commodore Syed Ariful Islam and Mr.
    IRClass receives authorisation from Iran; opens office in Tehran [Feb 2017] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading classification society, has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation from Iran’s maritime administration - Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO). Strengthening its presence further in the Middle East, IRClass has also set up an office in Tehran to offer its services to the Iranian maritime sector.
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    IRClass opens office in Alang, India; Steps up efforts to promote sustainable ship recycling [Oct 2016] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading international classification society, opens an office in Alang, India, today. The new office will serve to support its ship recycling initiative in Alang, following on its recent initiative of certifying ship recycling yards according to EU standards as an ‘Independent Verifier’.
    IRClass receives recognition from European Union [Aug 2016] On 1st August, 2016, the European Commission adopted a decision granting recognition to the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 391/2009 of the European Parliament. The Deputy Director General MOVE, Mr. Fotis Karamitsos in a letter dated 5th August, 2016 conveyed this decision
    IRClass leads in EU Compliance Certification of Ship Recycling Yards in India [Jul 2016] IRClass is amongst the first organizations in the world to certify ship recycling yards according to EU standards as an ‘Independent Verifier’. IRClass Systems and Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (ISSPL), an entity promoted by Indian Register of Shipping, has certified four leading ship recycling yards in
    IRClass strengthens its Senior Management structure [Jul 2016] In a move to strengthen its senior management structure, The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has made significant changes at its top level. As a part of its organizational restructuring exercise, IRClass has decided to realign the position of Chairman and Managing Director and create two new senior positions.
    IRClass releases IR-HULL software [May 2016] IRClass, the Indian classification society, today announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL. IR-HULL was developed by IRClass specifically to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to its established Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships.
    IRClass increases range of services to the Indian Navy [Apr 2016] IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, today announced an increase in the range and level of services it provides to the Indian Navy, with the advent of naval vessels in service being maintained in IRClass. “Several types of Indian Naval vessels have been, and are being, constructed
    IRClass makes further inroads in Singapore and South East Asia [Feb 2016] The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) is gearing up to expand its activities in Singapore and throughout South East Asia with plans for opening two more offices in the region over the next two years. IRClass, with a diverse portfolio of services across the marine sector, will be hosting the second meeting
    IRClass consolidates Defence Sector relationships at India’s International Fleet Review 2016 [Feb 2016] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthened its growing relationship with the defence sector by actively participating in the Maritime Exhibition (MAREX) during the high profile International Fleet Review 2016, organised by the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam.
    IRClass continues its contribution to ‘Make in India’, develops Rules for Indian Coast Guard Ships [Dec 2015] The “Rules and Regulations for Construction and Classification of Indian Coast Guard Ships”, developed by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) were formally released by the Director General Indian Coast Guard, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM on 28th December 2015 at
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    IRClass backs India’s efforts to cut emissions at COP21 meeting in Paris [Dec 2015] The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, has issued a ringing endorsement of the COP21 agreement at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Mr. Arun Sharma, CMD, IRClass represented the voice of the Indian Shipping fraternity at the recently concluded COP21 Climate Summit in Paris.
    IRClass awards Shri Venkiteswaran Scholarships to Law Students of Mumbai University [Nov 2015] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has awarded scholarships in the field of law instituted in the memory of Late Shri Venkiteswaran, a legal luminary and internationally acclaimed stalwart in the field of Maritime law who was a Director on the Board of Indian Register of Shipping for more than a decade.
    Indian Register of Shipping releases new software for Common Structural Rules [Nov 2015] IRClass has announced the release of new technical software, IR-CSR, for verification and compliance of oil tankers and bulk carriers against recently mandated Common Structural Rules (CSR) by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
    IRClass acquires Safess Quality Management [Oct 2015] Adds cryogenic vessel inspection unit to its portfolio - IRClass Systems and Solutions Pvt Ltd (promoted by Indian Register of Shipping), has acquired cryogenic vessel inspection firm Safess Quality Management Pvt Ltd (SQML) and its subsidiary, Arun Abhiyantey Pvt. Ltd. (AA). SQML was founded in 1993 and has offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata,
    IRClass Academy Delivers Training For Naval Shipbuilding Sector [Oct 2015] IRClass Academy, the training arm of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has delivered a customised, six-day training programme on naval shipbuilding for the officers and members of the Warship Overseeing Team of the Indian Navy and managers from India’s leading naval shipyards.
    IRClass sets up Advisory Committee in Singapore to strengthen ties with the Lion Republic and SE Asia [Sep 2015] IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, has held the first meeting of its Advisory Committee in Singapore. The purpose of the committee, which draws members from Singapore’s leading maritime and offshore companies,
    Workshop on PSC Inspections conducted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) sees wholehearted participation from all stakeholders [Sep 2015] IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has conducted an executive workshop, in coordination with India’s Directorate General of Shipping and the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA)
    Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) opens office in Abu Dhabi [Aug 2015] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading Classification Society, today announced it has opened offices in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the second office location for IRClass in the Middle East, following Dubai, and reflects the society’s strong commitment to the region. It also represents the latest stage of IRClass’ strategic expansion
    IRClass expands offering via EEDI validation service [Jul 2015] IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has recently included Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) validation to its service offerings. This is in response to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) adoption of the EEDI regulation on 1 January 2013 which will apply to the majority of vessels delivered on or after 1 July 2015.
    IRClass forms India Advisory Committee and Offshore Advisory Committee [Jun 2015] IRClass - Indian Register of Shipping, a leading classification society and IACS member, has set up a high level ‘India and Offshore Advisory Committee’ with a vision to raise the profile of its services and receive strategic advice for growth in South Asia region. The India Advisory Committee comprises
    IRClass Rules for Indian Naval Combatant ships released by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan [Jun 2015] The “Rules and Regulations for Construction and Classification of Indian Naval Combatant Ships”, developed by Indian Register of Shipping were formally released by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC on 09 June 2015.
    Indian Register Of Shipping Celebrates Four Decades of Excellence [May 2015] With the growth in India’s international trade, the country’s merchant fleet has expanded substantially from 1970s to now. This needed to be backed by a reliable, cost effective and neutral technical body in order to promote national maritime interests and serve as a nucleus for R&D in shipping, shipbuilding & allied industries.
    High-Tech Buoy Tender vessel delivered ahead of time under IRClass [May 2015] IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping), a leading Classification society and member of IACS, has just completed the new construction survey of a high value, technologically sophisticated Buoy Tender cum multi-purpose vessel built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (India) under single class.
    Talent Acquisition by Indian Register of Shipping from Premiere Institutes of India [Apr 2015] IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India. IRClass celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. In keeping with the philosophy of acquiring the brightest talent,
    Indian Register of Shipping successfully completes Well Stimulation Vessel conversion [Apr 2015] IRClass, a leading Classification Society and member of IACS, has recently completed the survey and certification of ‘Greatship Ramya’, during its conversion from an Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) to a Well Stimulation Vessel for Schlumberger under its Single Class. The vessel is now deployed
    Indian Register of Shipping successfully completes Well Stimulation Vessel conversion [Apr 2015] IRClass, a leading Classification Society and member of IACS, has recently completed the survey and certification of ‘Greatship Ramya’, during its conversion from an Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) to a Well Stimulation Vessel for Schlumberger under its Single Class.
    Attracting And Retaining Talent In The Maritime Industry: IRClass Academy Event Shows The Way Forward [Mar 2015] At a time when the global shipping industry is going through an unprecedented and extended downturn, the overriding challenge is to stay afloat and wait for the tide to turn. Viewed from the HR perspective, while companies need the competencies and skillsets to stay afloat during the rough timesbut
    IR Class Launches High Level Advisory Committee in UAE [Mar 2015] IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping), a leading classification society and IACS member, has set up a senior level advisory committee in the United Arab Emirates in an effort to increase activity and foster business links in the region. The committee comprises of 11 senior representatives from the shipping industry in UAE and is headed by Mr. Leonid B Culas,
    Malaysian Flag approves IRClass as Recognised Security Organisation [Mar 2015] The Maritime Administration of Malaysia has authorised IRClass to act as a ‘Recognised Security Organisation’ (RSO) towards verification and approval of ship security plans and issuance/ endorsement of International Ship Security Certificates (ISPS) for ships operating under Malaysian Flag Administration.
    IRClass and ESI group conduct a Seminar on Vibro-Acoustics Marine Special Interest Group [Feb 2015] As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) takes firm measures for controlling on-board noise and vibration levels in the interest of passengers and seafarers’ health, it has become increasingly important for the shipyards and design houses to understand the deeper sciences related
    Indian Register of Shipping Approved as Recognised Organisation by Flag State Bahamas [Jan 2015] Indian Register of Shipping is pleased to announce that it has obtained authorisation to act as ‘Recognised Organisation’ & ‘Recognised Security Organisation’ to carry out statutory survey, audit and certification of Bahamian ships and audit and certification of Companies operating Bahamian ships.
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    IRClass Academy Highlights Impact of Upcoming Regulations on Wreck Removal [Sep 2014] The Nairobi International Convention on wreck removal was ratified by India recently and will be enforceable from April next year. This will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners. Acknowledging this change, the IRClass Academy
    Indian Register of Shipping Announces Three New Senior Appointments [May 2014] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), one of the world’s leading ship classification societies, has announced three new senior appointments aimed at boosting its presence in key international maritime centres. The new appointments in Singapore and London are part of IRClass’ strategic plan
    An Innovative Solution to the Ballast Water Treatment Issue [Mar 2014] Shipowners continue to face major challenges with the impending ratification of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC), the 1st Ballast Water Technology Asia Conference heard in Singapore today. As BWMC edges towards its required ratification numbers and comes into force,
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