THE Danish Maritime Authority has approved the application by the Indian Register of Shipping for authorisation as a “Recognised Organisation”.

Seeking RO status from key maritime flags is part of IRClass’ strategy to expand its presence in Europe. The company has offices in the UK, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey with plans to expand its business in other Northern European countries.

In a letter to IRClass the DMA said they were “fully convinced that IRClass is a qualified and competent organization capable of providing professional services for our Danish shipping industry.”

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“The agreement will further strengthen the maritime ties between India and Denmark,” the letter stated.

IRClass vice president PK Mishra said they were proud to have been formally recognised as a “Recognised Organisation” by the DMA.

“This enables us to offer our classification services to Danish flagged vessels and further enhances our reputation in the European market as a trustworthy classification society with a commitment to provide prompt and value-added services to European shipowners,” Mr Mishra said.

The DMA letter concluded by stating that: “We look forward to establishing a sound working relationship with IRClass and will seize future opportunities for direct technical cooperation with your distinguished classification society.”

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