USCG okays IRClass for ship inspections


Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) won approvals from the US Coast Guard as a recognised organisation. IRClass joins a small group of other classification societies allowed to perform inspections on behalf the USCG.

The USCG's Alternate Compliance Program allows outside class societies to perform functions related to the issuance of statutory certificates. 

So far, the USCG has approved American Bureau of Shipping, ClassNK, Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL), and Lloyd's Register as recognised organisations under the Alternate Compliance Programme.