The Liberian Registry is implementing remote Annual Safety Inspections (ASI) onboard its ships as a direct response to the major restrictions faced by dispatching inspectors, under the current health guidelines and restrictions around the globe.
The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) has approved the use of RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian flagged vessels. Shipowner d’Amico will take advantage of this facility in a pilot case on his fleet.
The Liberian Registry has announced its Expedited Registration Process (ERP), which allows for technology and digital files to replace tedious administrative work in registering and re-registering vessels, creating a more simplified process overall.
The Panama Maritime Authority has authorised Prevention at Sea to act as a recognised manufacturer and distributor of the Panamanian Oil Record Book in electronic format, alongside electronic versions of other official books in its library.
The Liberian Registry reports that it has launched a Cyber and Ship Security computer-based training (CBT) program, covering concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security.
ClassNK reports that it has expanded its electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates to include the flag states of Panama, Singapore, and the Marshall Islands.
Emissions verification company Verifavia has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Liberian Registry to conduct verification of processes for IMO DCS (data collection system) and EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) on Liberian-flagged vessels.
ClassNK reports that it will commence operation of its electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates from 15 June 2017, with the ClassNK e-Certificate service to initially be made available exclusively to Liberian-flagged vessels on the ClassNK register.
ClassNK has received authorisation from the Liberian Registry to provide Liberian flagged vessels with electronic certificates for statutory surveys, the first international classification society to be authorised by the Registry to issue certificates in electronic form.
ClassNK has begun operational trials for a new ‘ClassNK e-Certificate’, a system to provide ships’ class certificates and statutory certificates issued on behalf of flag states in electronic format.
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