World’s second largest ship registry prepares for continued success in 2018
International Registries, Inc. (IRI), which provides administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries, kicked off the new year with its Maritime Services Group strategy meeting , which took place at its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, the company said in its press release.
The meeting was attended by 58 members of the Maritime Services Group , including representatives from regional offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Long Beach, London, Piraeus, Roosendaal, Dubai, Mumbai, Zurich, Geneva, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
A number of internal changes to management were announced during the meeting, including changes to the head of the Investigations and Technical departments.
Hans Molver has agreed to take on the lead of the Investigations group. With more than 10 years co - leading the worldwide Technical team with Charles McHardy, Hans is in a good position to continue to support the Registry in this new role. Simon Bonnett, who is based in London, will take on the role of head of worldwide Technical on the blue water side.
Simon will be working in coordination with Charles McHardy, who will continue in his capacity as head of Technical for the offshore side.
These changes come at a time of shifting QMSs, with significant amendments to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 certification. As ISO 9001:2008 will be obsolete from September 2018 and replaced by ISO 9001:2015, IRI is committed to strengthening its QMSs and meeting these new requirements. In addition to personnel changes, IRI continues to make improvements to the services offered through its growing number of worldwide offices. The industry is always evolving and IRI is looking towards the future to better understand the challenges faced by own ers and operators and develop innovative solutions to the issues they face.