IRClass overcomes challenges from global pandemic to launch of ADVAITA, in China

IRClass overcomes challenges from global pandemic to launch of ADVAITA, in China

By SK.Vyas: 

MUMBAI, MAY 28,2020: Advaita, a dedicated cement carrier under construction at Penglai ZhongbaiJinglu Ship Industry Co., Ltd, China was successfully floated out on March 30, 2020. The vessel is being built under the classification of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass). This event is exceptionally significant as many constraints were faced prior to the successful launch, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

IRClass overcomes challenges from global pandemic to launch of ADVAITA, in China

IRClass surveyors braved the constantly changing scenario of both global and local restrictions and immense challenges including the movement of manpower, to ensure the float happened as scheduled. Advaita, is approx.160m long, 22200 dwt, dedicated cement carrier  and is designed to comply with all the latest IMO conventions and codes like SOLAS, MARPOL, Loadline, etc for worldwide operations.

PK Mishra, Head (Operations) of IRClass commented: ‘I’m glad we were able to put into action and demonstrate our ability to adapt and respond quickly to the changing environment. This is a true test of IRClass’ competence and I am extremely proud of our team for putting in the tremendous effort in the face of these challenges and continuing to soldier on even in such exceptional circumstances’.

‘The safety and well-being of IRClass’ surveyors is the top priority for us and all safety measures and precautions are in place for them to carry out their roles. IRClass remains truly committed to its members to support their business needs and will continue monitoring the changing circumstances to ensure that their needs are met’, he further added.

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