IRClass is proud to extend its classification services to the defence industry
Register of Shipping (IRClass), an international ship classification society,
has won a contract to provide classification services for a fleet of Fast
Patrol Boats & Landing Craft Assault (LCAs) currently under construction
for the Indian Army.
Indian Army placed an order on Goa Shipyard Ltd to build 12 Fast Patrol Boats
in January this year. These boats will be deployed for surveillance and
patrolling of large water bodies, including those in high altitude areas like
Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh. The boats are expected to be delivered by May 2021.
is also certifying 17 No. high speed Landing Craft Assault (LCAs), for the
Indian Army, which are already under construction at Aquarius Shipyard, Goa.
These crafts are also being built for high altitude, low temperature
IRClass Defence Division, Cdr KK Dhawan (Retd.), said: “Indian Register of
Shipping is proud to extend its classification services now to the Indian Army.
IRClass will be approving the design and certifying the construction of 29
units of Fast Patrol Boats and LCAs which are being constructed by Goa Shipyard
Limited and Aquarius Shipyard respectively. This affirms IRClass’ commitment to
the Indian defence industry and reflects the confidence of Defence customers in
the capabilities and competence of IRClass.”
contract follows on from IRClass’ success in obtaining orders for
classification and certification of several major projects of the Indian Navy
including Survey Vessels (Large), Diving Support Vessels, ASW-SW Corvettes, Diving
Support Crafts and various yard crafts.
is also engaged in providing its services to other paramilitary and government
services, including the Indian Coast Guard, Border Security Force (BSF),
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Police Departments amongst