The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has signed a Recognised Organisation (RO) agreement with Cyprus at a ceremony in Limassol attended by Deputy Minister for Shipping, Natasa Pilides, and IRClass Vice President and Regional Manager Praveen Mishra.
“This enables us to offer our classification services to Cyprus flagged vessels and further enhances our reputation in the European market as a trustworthy classification society,” Mishra commented.
IRClass has been present in Europe for more than a decade and has offices in the UK, Greece, Netherlands and Turkey. Recognition as RO by the Republic of Cyprus, the 11th largest flag state in the world, further enhances its strategy of focusing its services within the European shipping community to build upon its business in the region. IRClass is actively engaging with several owners and expects to class vessels under the Cyprus flag as early as August.