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. With this, IRClass joins an elite group of classification societies that are officially recognised by the EU. The decision confirms that IRClass meets stringent EU requirements and has well-established quality system.
The approval paves the way for IRClass to target the important European market. IRClass executive chairman, Arun Sharma, said this represented a significant step towards the organisation’s long term goal of becoming one of the world’s leading global classification societies.
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), an independent ship classification society providing ship classification and certification as well as technical inspection services, is already a Member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).