Indian Register convoys vessel conversion
International ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has classed its first vessel under the Lebanese flag. The vessel - which is named "Jouri" - was converted from a vehicle carrier to a livestock carrier under the survey of IRClass which included structural modification, plan approval and re-approval of stability conditions.
The modification process was complicated and carried out under the close supervision of its surveyors for the owner - Etab Shipping and Technical Manager - M/s Safe Sea Service Beirut.
“The project took around four months to complete, including overcoming technical challenges like the location of permanent ballast and arrangement for storage of cattle feed to take into account the stability of the vessel,” said Rajeev Pratap Rao, IRClass’ regional manager for Middle East and Africa. "We are now working on a similar conversion for the City of Barcelona,” he continued. (mw)