IRS gains China’s approval to launch Survey Company

Friday, July 22, 2011

London, 22 July 2011 – International Register of Shipping (IRS) has received official approval from the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to open a surveying company in China.

The approval comes as IRS, headquartered in Panama City, Panama, continues to expand its network, especially in Asia and Africa. It has opened new offices in Singapore, Norway and Ukraine in the last year. Furthermore, IRS is delighted to announce that it has received full authorization to issue statutory certificates on behalf of the maritime authorities of Kenya, Senegal and Zanzibar.

Said Nassif, IRS Managing Director, says the Chinese approval is a significant advance for the classification society. “Obviously China is a huge market and this is a major achievement for our team. The government is determined to ensure the highest quality standards are maintained, so we are elated to have gained this approval.”  

IRS (China) will carry out surveys and issue classification and statutory certificates to all types of vessels on PRC territory and its national waters.

The MSA said that: The surveying company IRS (CHINA) Limited may carry out the following businesses within the territory of China:
-          to carry out surveys and issue classification and statutory certificates to all types of vessels on People’s Republic of China territory and its national waters.

IRS works closely with all its clients to help raise and maintain standards and this is evident in the continually falling numbers of ships which are detained under the port state control regimes. The RO related detentions for IRS have shown a continuous downward trend for last three years in Paris, Tokyo and other Port State MOU regions.

IRS is taking proactive measures to further improve performance in the future, with education, enforcement and encouragement as key factors in this strategy.  

As encouragement, it recently introduced a reward program for quality ships which have been inspected by port state control officers but did not incur any detentions in the past 36 months. For education, IRS has developed surveyor training courses as well as creating a Port State Control (PSC) CD outlining ways in which its clients can reduce deficiencies and prevent detentions. For enforcement, a thorough pre-entry vetting has been introduced for all vessels newly entering the IRS Class.  

IRS has also established its own training department, International Register Training Institute (IRTI), including courses accredited by the US Coast Guard and US Maritime Administration, as well as by IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors). Every course is developed under a quality system complying with ISO 9001:2008 requirements.

By taking this action and continuing to drive up standards over the coming years, IRS is confident it will be moving to a much better performance in near future.


Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Research Vessel Concept a first for Voith

The new fisheries research vessel of the Shanghai Ocean University will be a first for Voith in several respects.   It is the first fisheries research vessel

MTU Powers RSN Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel

MTU to power eight Republic of Singapore Navy’s new patrol vessels. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Ministry of Defence,

ISS Inks Service Pact with Technip

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Techniphave signed a contract to provide marine agency services and logistics for the Rashid C project in the Middle East. Currently

News

APL’s Schedule Reliability Scales Up

APL was the most reliable carrier with a global on-time performance of 85.5% in May 2015, according to the latest Global Liner Performance Report by SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.

Gazprom, Gasunie Sign Framework Agreement - LNG

At a Meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Han Fennema, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Gasunie a Framework

Haiti’s Port Lafito Officially Opens

GB Group inaugurated their Port Lafito, a world-class modern container port in Haiti. They informed that the port is now open and operational. Port Lafito

Coast Guard

Mohawk Changes Command

Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster took command of the medium-endurance Cutter Mohawk during a ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Sector Key West. Coast Guard Atlantic Area chief of staff,

Buoys in Disputed Waters Roil South China Sea Dispute

Buoys stretched "as far as eye could see" - Philippine sailor. The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds

Ocean Safety’s New Liferaft Facility Opens

Ocean Safety, a specialist in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, has opened a new liferaft hire division.   Ocean

Maritime Safety

APL’s Schedule Reliability Scales Up

APL was the most reliable carrier with a global on-time performance of 85.5% in May 2015, according to the latest Global Liner Performance Report by SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.

NAMEPA Welcomes Hadjipateras of Dorian

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today, “NAMEPA welcomes our newest board member,

Mohawk Changes Command

Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster took command of the medium-endurance Cutter Mohawk during a ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Sector Key West. Coast Guard Atlantic Area chief of staff,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1675 sec (6 req/sec)