RINA, Russian Register Join Forces on Yachts and Ice Class
RINA Group’s certification company, RINA Services (RINA), and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) have agreed to cooperate on specific projects where each society has complementary strengths.
Initial cooperation will focus on yachts and ice class. RINA will use its expertise with yachts, pleasure craft and passenger vessels to help RS approve specific projects for yachts and passenger vessels which may operate in Russian waters or under the Russian flag, and RS will help RINA to meet the needs of some of its clients for Arctic navigation and offshore operations, especially with respect to ice class and winterization. Subject to the consistent and positive implementation of this scheme, the societies will consider further development of rules and relating software and training instruments in these or in other mutually-beneficial fields of interest.