There is campaign against certification of Iranian ships started by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). Recently this organization called on Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) to halt certifying Iranian ships
The notable shipping services Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, and ClassNK did the same thing in response to UANI, but RS is increasingly providing certification and other maritime services to Iranian ships, plus those owned by sanctioned Iranian entities.
For over a year Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has arranged certification services to 12 ships that are owned, operated, and managed by sanctioned subsidiaries and front firms of the Iranian government.
The politic by RS to continue connections with Iran is against the actions of the international community to isolate the Iranian regime and directly helps IRISL’s deceptive and illegal activities.