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IRS becomes full member of IACS

Mumbai: The Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has become the first new member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) after the introduction of new membership criteria in October 2009. The IACS Council accepted the full membership application of IRS during the first day of its 61st Council Meeting in Hamburg.

IACS Chairman Dr Hermann J. Klein asked Capt. J.C. Anand, Chairman of IRS, to support IACS ongoing efforts towards increasing ship safety and quality: "The membership of IRS in IACS is a good sign for our organization and for our clients. It is a reflection of the quality philosophy and high quality standards imposed by the Indian Register of Shipping," he said.
 
IRS has been an Associated Member of IACS since 1991. This membership category was abandoned in October 2009 when IACS introduced a single class of membership following an investigation into its practices by the EC following a complaint of uncompetitive behaviour. [23/06/10]

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