IRClass Takes Over Chairmanship of IACS
Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has been elected as the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in a recent Council meeting held in Busan, Korea.Sharma took over as Chair on July 1st and has outlined his key priorities during his year long tenure which includes IACS to take a larger role in industry matters with a view to provide value added services to owners on the implementation of regulatory…
CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs
Shortly after announcing the launch of its labs in Mumbai, Center of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, has announced readiness of its labs in Visakhapatnam.CEMS is promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) in partnership with Siemens and support from Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping. Its Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) premises.CEMS has planned 18 labs for its Visakhapatnam campus of which six labs are ready and will be operationalized shortly.
EU Recognition for IRClass
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. The Deputy Director General MOVE, Mr. FotisKaramitsos in a letter dated 5th August, 2016 conveyed this decision and has extended his compliments to the Indian Register of Shipping. With this, IRClass joins the elite group of classification societies recognized by the EU. The approval paves the way for IRClass to now access the very important European market.
Senior Appointments at IRClass
In a move to strengthen its senior management structure, The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has made significant changes at its top level. As a part of its organizational restructuring exercise, IRClass has decided to realign the position of Chairman and Managing Director and create two new senior positions. Mr. Arun Sharma, who is now the Executive Chairman, will focus on matters related to broader policy, overall strategy and mentoring. The board of directors have approved the appointment of Mr. Suresh Sinha as the Managing Director and Mr. Vijay Arora as Joint Managing Director. Mr.
IRClass Unveils IR-HULL Software
IRClass, the Indian classification society, today announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL. IR-HULL was developed by IRClass specifically to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to its established Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships. The new IR-HULL software analyses global strength (including both longitudinal and buckling strength) and local scantling for all panels and stiffeners in a vessel’s hull section.
IRClass Enhances Services to Indian Navy
IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, today announced an increase in the range and level of services it provides to the Indian Navy, with the advent of naval vessels in service being maintained in IRClass. “Several types of Indian Naval vessels have been, and are being, constructed in conformance with our Rules and Regulations,” said Arun Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of IRClass. “These include most yard craft and also certain types of warships and auxiliary vessels.
IRClass Lends Support to Maritime India Summit
Indian classification society, The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), continues to be instrumental in facilitating the aims and objectives of the Government’s Make in India initiative, lending its support this week in Mumbai to the Maritime India Summit. “We are active not only in research and development and training for the national maritime industry, but also in formulating numerous Rules & Regulations for the construction and classification of a great many vessel and structure types…
IRClass Rules for ICG Ships
The “Rules and Regulations for Construction and Classification of Indian Coast Guard Ships”, developed by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) were formally released by the Director General Indian Coast Guard, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM on 28th December 2015 at a ceremony held at the Indian Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi. Additional DG, Rajender Singh PTM TM, all Deputy Director Generals, all Principal Directors and other senior officers of the Coast Guard Headquarters were present at the release.
SCI Awarded IMS Cetification
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd was awarded the Integrated Management System (IMS) Certification at its Head Office at Mumbai on 23rd December, 2015 by Arun Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and congratulated SCI on “another feather in its existing hat of firsts”. The certificate was received by Arun Kumar Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of SCI. SCI became the first Indian Shipping Company to be awarded the IMS (QMS 9001, EMS 14001, and BS OHSAS 18001) certification across its establishment and fleet.
IRClass Awards Scholarships to Law Students of MU
ndian Register of Shipping (IRClass)has awarded scholarships in the field of law instituted in the memory of Late Shri Venkiteswaran, a legal luminary and internationally acclaimed stalwart in the field of Maritime law who was a Director on the Board of Indian Register of Shipping for more than a decade. A total of 16 students were awarded with a two year scholarship in recognition of their excellent academic performance in various subjects of the LLB course of Government Law College (University of Mumbai). It is one of the premier institutes in India the field of legal education.
IRClass Raises Focus on Offshore
Classification society and IACS member Indian Register of Shipping has established an ‘India and Offshore Advisory Committee’ with a vision to raise the profile of its services and receive strategic advice for growth in South Asia region. The India Advisory Committee comprises of 14 senior members and representatives of the maritime fraternity of India. Formation of this committee follows the launch of UAE Advisory Committee in March this year. IRClass also plans to set up ‘Singapore Advisory Committee’ very soon, preparations for which are at an advanced stage.
IRClass Rules for Indian Naval Ships Released
The “Rules and Regulations for Construction and Classification of Indian Naval Combatant Ships”, developed by Indian Register of Shipping were formally released by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC on 09 June 2015. The release took place in South Block, New Delhi, in the presence of Vice Admiral P Murugesan AVSM, VSM, Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral AV Subhedar AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel, Vice Admiral GS Pabby AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition and other senior officers of the Indian Navy.
IRClass is 40
IRClass, a leading Class Society in Asia has successfully completed 40 years in the service of Maritime industry. With the growth in India’s international trade, the country’s merchant fleet has expanded substantially from 1970s to now. This needed to be backed by a reliable, cost effective and neutral technical body in order to promote national maritime interests and serve as a nucleus for R&D in shipping, shipbuilding & allied industries. The Indian Register of Shipping was thus formed in April 1975 with the active support and co-operation from the Indian Shipowners and Ministry of Shipping…
Buoy Tender Vessel Delivered Ahead of Time under IRClass
IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has just completed the new construction survey of a high value, technologically sophisticated Buoy Tender cum multi-purpose vessel built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (India) under single class.The new vessel MV Indira Point, 72 mts long,1350 tons DWT, fitted with Hele-deck and a 35 tons capacity crane for handling buoys in deep seaswas handed over to the Directorate General of Light Houses and Light Ships(DGLL India) in April after completing ahead of schedule by the yard under close supervision of IRClass. The vessel, built at a cost of approx.