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KR RuleCheck software for EMSA

The Korean Register (KR) says that it is to supply the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) with a new generation ‘RuleCheck’ software for port state control inspectors, which will be delivered at the end of this year.

In 2007, the classification society won a competitive tender to develop and supply the initial RuleCheck system to the EU agency. Based on its KR-CON system, RuleCheck is a product that brings together a list of the wide ranging rules and procedures required by port state control officers (PSCOs) in the Paris MoU region (covering the coastal states of geographic Europe and Canada).

KR says that it allows PSCOs to produce a checklist of the relevant rules and procedures applicable to specific vessels, be it for initial or more detailed inspections. The system is aimed at helping inspectors follow the complex elements of EU and international legislation.

The updated version will include a ‘My Ship MLC’ feature to address the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which has just come into force. This new function will identify the relevant MLC regulations that are applicable to a specific vessel.

On signing the contract with KR, EMSA project officer Jaime Gonzalez Gil said: “We have been using RuleCheck for more than five years and it has greatly assisted our PSC officers with their inspections.”

“It has improved the quality and consistency of inspections across the Paris MoU region as well as enhancing efficiency.”

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