RINA Services Authorized to Survey Russian-Flagged Ships
International classification society RINA Services has been authorised by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation as a Recognized Organisation to perform surveys of vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation and registered in the Russian International Registry of Ships.
The authorisation also covers the issuance of relevant certificates.
Michele Francioni, CEO of RINA Services, says, “This is an exciting development for RINA Services, which further enhances our technical competence and outreach in such an important country as Russia. It is also good news for those shipowners who operate ships in Russian waters which fly the Russian flag, who will have improved and faster access to RINA’s expertise and services.”
The agreement was signed by Viktor A. Olerskiy, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Michele Francioni, Chief Executive Officer of RINA Services SpA.
Press Release, June 30, 2014