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ClassNK e-certificates approved by Liberian Registry

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.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The new ‘ClassNK e-Certificate’ system issues Class and Statutory certificates in a secure electronic format. Trials of the system for Liberian flagged ships were carried out in cooperation with Japanese shipping companies, in conjunction with the Liberian Flag Administration.

Using elements of the Liberian Registry’s own digitised certificates, ClassNK’s e-Certificate conforms with the updated Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Certificates (FAL.5/Circ.39/Rev.2) issued by the IMO in April, and allows users to verify the authenticity of certificates online to ensure data has not been manipulated or falsified.

The Liberian Registry has confirmed that ClassNK will be the sole classification society authorised to issue these e-Certificates in first three-month period of this new initiative.{/mprestriction}

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