Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) is an international ship classification society. The not for profit entity was founded in 1975. IRS is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), which represents classification societies worldwide.

IRClass Systems and Solutions Pvt Ltd. (ISSPL) is an organization promoted by the Indian Register of Shipping and was set up in 2014. The two companies IRS and ISSPL form the brand IRCLASS, which provides survey, inspection and certification services to the maritime and industrial sectors. IRCLASS is committed to promoting safe and environmentally friendly engineering practices through its services to the business community. 

About Us


Recognising the necessity for a leading maritime nation such as India to have it's own classification society, the Government of India constituted a ...

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Message from the Executive Chairman

Since its inception in 1975, Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has carried forward its tradition of excellence to make the seas safer for all of us ...

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Policy Statement and Corporate Objectives

To promote Quality, Occupational Health and Safety and protection of the Environment by making every effort to be a Safer, Smarter and Green Organization ...


Organization Structure

The General Body of Indian Register of Shipping is the body comprising of members representing various interest groups such as underwriters, ship owners ...

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Code of Ethics

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), lives by its reputation. Acceptance of its tectinuously proving and re-proving inthnical work can only be maintained ...

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Recognition and Achievements

IRS became an Associate of IACS in 1991 within a short span of 16 years of existence.  IRS became Full member of IACS in June 2010 after having complied ...

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CSR Policy

Indian Register of Shipping remains committed to promote the safety and security of life ...