yet another demonstration of its growing global recognition, Indian Register of
Shipping (IRClass), a leading classification society, has received
authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from Merchant Shipping
Directorate of Transport, Malta, says a release on 13th Dec.
Malta is the sixth largest flag in the world and largest in Europe with a tonnage
of 72.1 Million GT. This year, IRClass has earned a spate of authorisations
from various flags worldwide, including US Coast Guard, Latvia, Antigua &
Barbuda, Thailand and Bangladesh.
IRClass has set up its offices in Malta & Istanbul. With offices already
established in London, Piraeus and a representative office in Cyprus, IRClass
can provide better services to its European customers. IRClass has seen growth
in business with several vessels from European owners taken into class this year.
It has also seen an overall growth, because of increase in new construction
surveys, ship’s audits (DOC, ISM, ISPS and MLC), and also increase in marine
component inspection business for new construction projects.
P K Mishra, Vice President and Regional Manager – Europe and Americas said
today: “Following the EU recognition received last year, IRClass has been
growing from strength to strength in Europe. We are looking to further enhance
our reach within Europe to provide prompt, efficient, value-added services and
winning the confidence of European shipowners.”