IRClass Sets Rules for LNG-Fuelled Vessels in India

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Port of Mumbai tug

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Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), an international ship classification society set up in 2014, has released Rules for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled coastal and inland vessels in addition to its already established Rules for ocean going ships. 

In a significant move, which underscores the increasing importance of using cleaner fuels, these Rules will help the maritime stakeholders to promote environment friendly fuels for Coastal as well as Inland vessels.

The Rules for gas fuelled vessels have been developed based on a study of the various international requirements such as the ESTRIN (European Standard laying down Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation Vessels), the IMO IGF Code and consultations with various stakeholders.

IRClass undertakes the classification of inland and coastal vessels, including dredgers, ferries, tugs, cargo vessels and other utility crafts operating in the rivers, estuaries and coastal waters of India.

(Source: IRClass)

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