INDIAN Register of Shipping has joined the list of classification societies to have received authorisation as a recognised organisation from the US flag administration.

The recognition reflects the safety and quality requirements of USCG, with special emphasis on environmental protection.

The recognition delegates authority to IRClass to do statutory survey and certification services on US-flagged ships.

Executive chairman Arun Sharma said the result was pleasing.

“We thank the USCG and acknowledge that this authorisation comes with the responsibility to uphold highest standards of safety and compliance,” Mr Sharma said.

“IRClass is on a strong and continuous growth path and this important recognition from the US Coast Guard only reaffirms the technical expertise and growing capabilities of the organisation,” he said. “With the increasing global recognition and strengthening profile, IRClass has established itself as a truly global classification society.”