China Classification Society Applauded for Ending Its Certification of Iranian Vessels
All 13 International Classification Societies have Now Stopped Services
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded the China Classification Society (CCS) for ending its certification of Iranian vessels. CCS is the 13th and final major international classification society to stop certifying vessels from Iran.
On October 3, UANI publicly called on CCS to end its certification services and stop “directly facilitating the ability of the Iranian regime to circumvent multilateral sanctions.”
UANI and CCS have been in discussions since that time. In those discussions, CCS stated that it has stopped certifying Iranian vessels, and that as of now “there is not any ship flying Iranian flag or owned by Iranian shipowner in our fleet, and we have not conducted any statutory survey for any Iranian ship.”
UANI applauds this decision and will list CCS as having ended its certifying of Iranian vessels.