IRClass receives Cypriot RO authorisation

Aug 02 2019

Class society, Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has signed a Recognised Organisation (RO) agreement with the Republic of Cyprus.

At a ceremony, Cyprus Deputy Minister for Shipping, Natasa Pilides, delivered the opening address, which was followed by the signing of the agreement by the Shipping Deputy Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Costas Iacovou and IRClass’ Vice President & Regional Manager (EU & Americas), Praveen Mishra.

Earlier this year, IRClass announced plans for an enhanced focus in Europe.

“IRClass is really proud to have been formally recognised as a Recognised Organisation by the Republic of Cyprus. This enables us to offer our classification services to Cyprus flagged vessels and further enhances our reputation in the European market as a trustworthy classification society,” Mishra commented.

IRClass has been present in Europe for more than a decade with several offices, including UK, Greece, Netherlands and Turkey. Recognition as RO by the Republic of Cyprus, the world’s 11th largest flag state, further enhances its strategy to focus its services within the European shipping community to build upon its business in the region, it said.

IRClass claimed that it was actively engaging with several owners and expects to class vessels under the Cyprus flag as early as August.


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