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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has recently won ‘Classification Society of the Year’ award at the Samudra Manthan Awards ceremony, while on a separate occasion, the ‘Indywood Excellence Award for Professional Achievement – Class Compliance’ was bestowed upon Suresh Sinha, MD of IRClass, recognising his efforts towards the development of the classification society landscape within the maritime sector.

The Indywood Excellence Awards 2018 (Marine / Offshore / Oil & Gas) were held at HITEX Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad on 2nd December, and this year’s Samudra Manthan Awards took place on 5th December at Sahara Star in Mumbai, India.

This marks the second occasion the classification society has been named the classification society of the year – where this year, the criteria for selection included digitalisation initiatives, cyber security, maritime research and industry projects.

Sinha said: “I am humbled to be bestowed with the Indywood Excellence Award, but the real winner is the team of committed and dedicated employees of IRClass globally; who have been instrumental in expanding the classification society within the marine and oil and gas sectors. I would like to congratulate each one of them for the hard work.”

He added: “This validates the work we have been doing for our valued clients and spurs us to further raise our service standards and to help the marine as well as oil and gas industries to cope with the new dynamics of the digital ecosystem in a changing shipping landscape.”

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