Tasneef to classify dozens of Irshad offshore vessels
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Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (Irshad), a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC; recently signed a one year contract to survey and classify 31 of its offshore vessels including tugs, pilot boats, crew boats and barges. E
The agreement is in compliance with the safety regulations for non-conventional ships that are not covered by the International Convention (GCC Code) which was put into effect on the 1st of September, 2014.
The agreement was signed by Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO of Tasneef, and Ali Al Ameri, commercial manager of Irshad. Al Hebsi said the agreement extended Tasneef’s strategy, which aims to cover 50% of the maritime Arab classification market by 2020.
“We are looking forward to expanding our services towards Irshad and we will continue our support to them by offering several maritime classification services,” said Al Hebsi.
Services will include the annual periodical inspection of Irshad ships to ensure compliance with the terms of crew safety; checking the efficiency, crew qualifications and required training needs; in addition to examining hulls and engines to confirm compliance with all the conditions related to the safety and protection of the environment.
“All the procedures taken by Tasneef in ship inspection processes are based on the terms and conditions of international treaties and agreements signed by the UAE, under which we will issue compliance certificates for ships complying with international standards thus, enabling them to sail and carry out their operations anywhere in the world,” Al Hebsi added.
Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Ali Al Ameri, Commercial Manager of Irshad said, “We are proud of Tasneef as the first Arab classification society that aims to enhance the Arab maritime cooperation. We highly appreciate Tasneef’s role to ensure the safety of our ships and its compliance with international standards which ultimately benefits the company and its performance in providing maritime services complying with the highest international safety and quality standards.”
Omar Abu Omar, COO of Tasneef said, “Through this agreement, we aim to strengthen our presence in the Arab maritime market in order to achieve our strategic objectives of making Tasneef the most reliable classification society.”
Abu Omar also considered this agreement as an important step for Tasneef towards achieving one of the most crucial strategic objectives for its establishment, considering that Tasneef has become the pre-eminent classification society of the UAE and is fully equipped, skilled and has the necessary capacity, leadership and vision to deliver the best maritime classification services.