IRS rules for construction and classification of Indian naval ships 2023 released

In a recent development, the Indian Register of Shipping’s (IRS) rules for construction and classification of the Indian naval ships – 2023 were released. It incorporates the latest International Maritime Organisation (IMO)/ International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) requirements, as well as rule requirements for military design features. Moreover, rule-related requirements for the technological advancements currently being incorporated in designs of naval ships, covering materials, structures, propulsion and other engineering systems, integrated electronics, safety systems etc. have also been included. As per IRS Naval rule, presently, 39 major vessels being built for the Indian Navy are being classified by the IRS.