Sovcomflot has managed to keep most of its operated ships under the classification of an International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) member through a huge transfer to the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass).

Most of the Sovcomflot international tanker fleet was declassed by IACS members DNV, Lloyd’s Register and ABS after it was named in international sanctions.

But, in a series of class transfers in April and May, verified through data available on the IACS website, most of those tankers have been shifted to IRClass.