Leading classification society, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), recently launched a bespoke training course for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at an event held at IRClass’ head office in Mumbai, India.
Welcoming senior officers of the ICG, Suresh Sinha, Managing Director of IRClass, praised the close collaboration between IRClass and ICG in co-creating course material relevant to ICG’s training needs.
IRClass, through its training arm, IRClass Academy, worked with ICG Inspector General TP Sadanandan and ICG Deputy Inspector General Sudhir Sahni to curate course material that will help the ICG maintain their ships to a high standard. IRClass has been providing services to the ICG for over three decades and the training programme prepared for this course has been developed primarily to cover the ‘Coast Guard Rules’ developed by IRClass and the application of these Rules during the construction and service life of ICG ships.
The two-week course covers a wide range of topics including onboard inspection work and issues relating to material, welding, non-destructive testing, safety related matters and statutory requirements. The faculty has been drawn from an experienced pool of surveyors having domain knowledge in areas such as engineering, ship building, electrical, hull structure and stability.