The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) is marking ten years of full membership of the International Association of Classification Societies. Having been an associate member since 1991, IRClass became a full member in 2010. IRClass’ Executive Chairman, Arun Sharma, was elected as IACS Council Chairman from July 2019 to June 2020 and continues to be the Vice Chair of the Association.
Reflecting on the past decade Sharma said, “As a relatively young classification society, IRClass has come a long way from being a member to an active contributor within IACS and eventually leading the Association through particularly turbulent times. IRClass prides itself as a member of IACS, an association whose contributions to regulatory and technical aspects of shipping are perhaps now becoming better known to the maritime industry at large.”