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Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRClass Meets with IMO Secretary General

 By SK.Vyas :

MUMBAI, APRIL 3,2019: During a recent trip to London, Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of leading classification societyIndian Register of Shipping (IRClass), paid a visit to the IMO’s headquarters to meet with Secretary-General  Kitack Lim.

Although the visit was intended to be a courtesy call, a number of important subjects were very broadly discussed including the philosophy behind the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), cybersecurity, the 2020 sulphur cap and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

“Considering that IRClassis a Vice-Chair of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), it was useful to discuss with Lim these important issues from a class perspective and I look forward to even greater co-operation between the IMO and IACS when IRClass takes over the Chairmanship at the beginning of July this year,”said Mr. Sharma.

The meeting provided insights into IMO’s views on key topics of interest within the maritime industry.

About Indian Register of Shipping:

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) is an international ship classification society providing ship classification and certification as well as technical inspection services. IRClass is a Member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

Covering a wide range of shipping, offshore and industrial projects, their team of dedicated professionals has brought international standardisation and assurance to your doorstep.

For more information on IRClass, please visit: http://www.irclass.org

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