Director General Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Vice Admiral HCS Bisht released the Indian Register of Shipping – Coast Guard (IRS-CG) Rules 2015 yesterday at Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi.
These rules will facilitate design, construction and trials of ICG ships meeting International Standards. The IRS has been involved with construction of a majority of Coast Guard ships. The services of IRS are also being utilized by the Coast Guard during refit of ships.
The IRS-CG Rules were initially formulated and released in 2008. The rules have been revised based on experience gained in ship building by the Indian Coast Guard and IRS. With emphasis on ‘Make in India’ by the government, these rules will help in supporting indigenous ship building in India, with prominence on excellence in design and quality construction of ICG ships.
The function was attended by senior officials of Indian Coast Guard and IRS including the Additional Director, Indian Coast Guard, General Rajendra Singh, Inspector General SK Goyal, Deputy Director General (Material & Maintenance), Shri Arun Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, IRS and Vice Admiral (Retd) BS Randhawa, Principal Advisor, IRS were also present.