MUMBAI: Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading classification society, has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from Netherlands’ flag administration.
The authorisation comes just months after IRClass received authorisation from Europe’s largest flag Malta in December last year.
Netherlands ranks fourth according to performance ranking released by Paris MOU. To date, IRClass has secured authorisation from four European flags including Latvia and Bulgaria – all within the past year or so.
The RO code agreement was signed recently at a small event attended by Roeland Nieuweboer – Director, Inspectorate for Human Environment and Transport (ILT).
Mr. P K Mishra, Vice President and Regional Manager – Europe and Americas said : “This recognition is indicative of the growing presence of IRClass within Europe – towards becoming a globally-recognised classification society, and our commitment to provide prompt and value-added services to European shipowners.”
He added: “With Netherlands added to the list of flags which have authorised IRClass, we are confident of securing authorisation from the other European flags, as well as expanding our business in the Northern European countries including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom.”