The Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has signed a Recognised Organisation (RO) agreement with the Philippines maritime flag administration. To support this an office has been established in Manila which will be followed by deployment of a surveyor at a later stage.
The Asia Pacific region has been identified as a key region for growth by IRS. It has already also received authorisation as a RO from several maritime flag administrations in the region, including Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.
Vijay Arora, managing director at IRS, said, “This recognition from the Philippines maritime flag administration reaffirms our technical expertise and capabilities as a major classification society. Additionally, we are happy to assist the flag administration with technical guidance and training as and when required.”