Both applications are free and available for iOS and Android devices.
They were developed with the UK P&I Club to help shipping companies comply with the International Safety Management (ISM) and International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) codes, and with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention.
"After the release of our first smartphone app for the ILO MLC Pocket Checklist, we received very good constructive comments from the marine industry which showed that the app was indeed very helpful, however, there was room for improvement by making the app more interactive,” said Captain Jim Barclay, LR’s Port State Control specialist.
“We have taken on those comments and this new edition of the ILO MLC app is enhanced by the improvements requested by the marine industry.”
"Now, launching another app for ISM/ISPS, we can provide further support to benefit both ship- and shore-based personnel in the course of their duties."
Lloyd’s Register explains that the apps have been designed to help counter the risk of Port State Control detentions.
"Just as the MLC 2006 convention aimed to rationalise the complex previous legislation relating to seafarers, we thought it made sense to simplify the compliance process as much as possible via the guidance of a checklist,” said UK Club Loss Prevention director Karl Lumbers.
"It would be frustrating for our owners to face detention due to simple teething problems with documentation or other proofs of compliance.”
“Both these smartphone apps should empower the master and senior officers to make their ships compliant, guiding them through the necessary steps and providing an immediate note of what has been implemented and what remains outstanding."