Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) classification society has received authorization as a Recognised Organisation (RO) from Netherlands’ flag administration.
The authorization comes just months after IRClass received authorization from Europe’s largest flag Malta in December last year.
Netherlands ranks fourth according to performance ranking released by Paris MOU. To date, IRClass has secured authorization from four European flags including Latvia and Bulgaria – all within the past year or so.
The RO code agreement was signed recently at a small event attended by Roeland Nieuweboer – Director, Inspectorate for Human Environment and Transport (ILT).
Mr. P K Mishra, Vice President and Regional Manager – Europe and Americas said today: “This recognition is indicative of the growing presence of IRClass within Europe – towards becoming a globally-recognized classification society, and our commitment to provide prompt and value-added services to European shipowners.”
He added: “With Netherlands added to the list of flags which have authorized IRClass, we are confident of securing authorization from the other European flags, as well as expanding our business in the Northern European countries including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom.”