ClassNK has confirmed that it has resumed operations in Iran with the reopening of its Tehran office.
ClassNK’s Tehran office originally opened in December 2009, but closed in 2012. A statement from ClassNK said that it has deided to reopen the office in light of recent changes in the region.
The Society also signed an agreement with the Iranian Classification Society (ICS) in February 2016. The deal sets out a framework for surveys and certifications for NK/ICS dual-classed ships.
A separate agreement with the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), expected to be finalised in the coming weeks, will enable ClassNK to perform statutory surveys and certifications on Iranian-flagged vessels in cooperation with Port & Flag State Control officers.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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