IRS’ integral role in Inland Waterways
Classification of inland vessels involves following activities:
Technical Support to State Government
Supporting the Indian Government’s vision of seamless connectivity of rivers to seas, IRS certifies vessels under River-Sea Vessels notification, thus ensuring cargo movement from hinterland to sea.
IRS also certifies vessels as per DGS order 8 of 2018 (Applicable to Indian Inland vessels intending to trade within 5 (five) nautical miles from the base line (inshore traffic corridor) in fair season and fair-weather conditions).
Coastal vessels serve the important task of connecting remote and interior parts of a country which are otherwise unreachable for the large ocean carriers. They are an efﬁcient and cost effective mode of transport which contribute to reducing the overall cost as well as the carbon footprint of the value chain of transport. Maintaining quality and health of coastal vessels is, therefore, of vital signiﬁcance to all countries around the world. We, at IRS, ensure that the ﬂeet is up to the standard throughout its life cycle so as to serve you optimally for longer periods.
IRS Rules for Coastal Ships are an outcome of a combination of shipbuilding experience together with trade considerations and are implemented through our experienced Surveyors who assist you in better understanding and applying them.
IRS undertakes the classiﬁcation and certification of Coastal vessels and River Sea Vessels
Statutory design appraisal followed by Surveys and Certiﬁcation
IRS offers speciﬁcation services to prospective ship owners, to assist them from concept/basic design stage to delivery, ensuring that their business needs are met. Our clientele includes Inland Waterways Authority of India, Dredging Corporation of India, Paramilitary Forces, and Ports.