Indian Register (IRS) Onboarding

Indian Register (IRS) on board of the EU RO Mutual Recognition Group

Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), who received EU RO recognition status with COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/1327 on 1 August 2016 went through a formalized integration process, resulting in the formal admission to the EU RO MR Group on 17 October 2016 and the participation in the Advisory Board (now Steering Committee) meeting in Tokyo on 9 November 2016.

The on-boarding process comprised the IRS acceptance of the Group’s governing documents and procedures. Finalization of the gap analysis to exclude that the IRS class rules contain any more stringent requirements as compared to the MR Technical Requirements was confirmed by IRS. This was followed by information sessions supporting IRS to familiarize with the Group’s method of work and document management.