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KR app for IMO conventions

Korean Register (KR) has released what it says is the world’s first mobile app containing all up-to-date IMO conventions.

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The app is based on KR’s KR-CON software, an international database program containing the full texts of all IMO Conventions, Codes, Resolutions and Circulars.

Users can identify regulations relevant to a specific task to ensure all IMO requirements are applied correctly.

KR says that the KR-CON system is currently being used by surveyors, port state control inspectors, shipping companies, shipyards and design houses in more than 30 countries across the world. The app version will now allow those users to access information whilst on the move.

The company also notes that, with KR-CON now in its 12th iteration, migrating the system to an app environment was the next logical step in its evolution.

The app can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

“The mobile version of KR-CON facilitates easy and on-the-go access to our database which enhances its user-friendliness and satisfies the wishes of our current users,” said Dr Chon Young-Kee, chairman and CEO of KR.

“This new version includes photos, diagrams and videos related to the IMO conventions and codes. These will illustrate what used to be a text only system and will help our users further understand complex IMO communications.”

“Our aim is to maximise our users’ understanding of these conventions.”

The 12th edition of KR-CON also includes an enhanced record-tracking facility, currently covering 10 conventions and codes, that allows users to identify and track amendments which have been applied to IMO instruments.

KR notes that recent amendments adopted at the 28th IMO Assembly, the 92nd MSC (Maritime Safety Committee) and the 65th MEPC (Maritime Environment Protection Committee) are already included in this release of KR-CON, and that the database is continuously updated via the KR website.

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