Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
"RINA Services and the Asian Classification Society (ACS) recently classified the first two general cargo ships at 15, 000 GT owned by IRISL, a major shipping company in Iran This dual classification is the result of a partnership signed with the Tehran-based ACS shortly after sanctions in Iran were lifted. RINA Services’ marine classification in this area reflects Italy’s strong commitment to forging long-standing relationships with countries in the Middle East and now in Iran in particular." (March 24, 2016).
Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) “In connection with specialised assistance in the industrial and energy fields, the RINA Group offers its services to highly qualified operators, both public and private, not just in Italy but also in foreign areas of particular interest such as Kazakhstan, Iran, Croatia, Congo, Nigeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, UAE, Qatar and Malaysia.” (RINA Website, “Organization.”)