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IRCLASS OVERCOMES PANDEMIC CHALLENGES IN LAUNCH OF NEWBUILD

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) says that 'Advaita', a dedicated cement carrier under construction at Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Ship Industry in China was recently successfully floated out.

IRClass regards the event as significant as many constraints were faced prior to the launch, in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

IRClass surveyors braved the constantly changing scenario of both global and local restrictions and immense challenges including movement of manpower, to ensure the float happened as scheduled. Advaita is a 160m long, 22,200 dwt, dedicated cement carrier  and is designed  to comply to all  the latest IMO conventions and codes including SOLAS, MARPOL, and Loadline for worldwide operations.

P K Mishra, Head (Operations), IRClass, said: "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."

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