The Liberian Registry’s new data exchange with its Recognised Organisations (RO) provides online, real-time access through a ‘single window’ to data on all statutory certificates issued by Class/RO.
The data is connected directly to Liberia’s Detention Prevention programme, which enhances its automated and predicted risk analysis. This will help ensure vessel compliance prior to port arrival, while minimising inspection times, as Liberia’s inspectors will have access to the complete background of a vessel before going on board.
The data exchange will simplify PSC inspections by providing real-time vessel information to the Registry’s duty officer, the technical department and the Detention Prevention system, which can then be shared with PSC, if needed. This will enhance trust with PSC who will rely more on flag involvement to minimise the amount of time spent on vessels.
With this vessel information aggregated on one platform, the system will support in the collection and reporting of data in accordance with both IMO Data Collection System (DCS) and EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV).
These programmes provide another example of how Liberia continues to lead the industry in technological and data-sharing innovations.