The committee comprises 11 senior representatives from the shipping industry in UAE and is headed by Leonid B Culas, chairman of the Transworld Group based in Dubai, a statement said on Monday.
    
The committee will meet on a half yearly basis in order to give high level strategic advice to Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) on how the organisation can deepen and strengthen its business links and activities in the UAE.
    
IRS currently has a growing volume of both marine and non-marine projects in the UAE and aims to capitalise on its already strong presence in the region.
    
The meeting was launched with a welcoming address from Suresh Sinha Regional Manager for Middle East region.
    
It was attended by around 70 guests, including representatives of flag administrations such as Marshall Islands, UAE, Panama and St Vincent & Grenadines.
    
IRS is an independent ship classification society providing ship classification and certification as well as technical inspection services.
    
Founded in India in 1975, IRS is a Non-Profit organisation and a member of the 13 member International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

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