Register of Shipping (IRClass), Indian ship classification society, concluded a five-year contract from the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), to undertake emergency response service (ERS) for 33 vessels.
The contract comes into force from the end of February 2019 and will cover oil tankers, bulk carriers and containerships.
According to IRClass, the ERS will provide technical support by way of an assessment of the damage stability as well as longitudinal strength of any vessel involved in a major incident such as grounding, collision or fire. Such incidents include excessive trim/heel, loss of stability, progressive flooding, structural impairment, etc.
IRClass team starts to recreate the status of the vessel, by using a pre-developed 3D hull model and applying the data received from the vessel.
SCI currently has a fleet of 63 vessels comprising tankers, bulkers, boxships and offshore supply vessels, according to the company’s website. The fleet has a total market value of more than USD 1 billion, VesselsValue’s data shows.