The Liberian Registry has unveiled two online platforms, giving seafarers easier access when applying for documents and credentials, and taking Liberian licence and upgrade examinations
The platforms were needed due to the continued travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic. The Registry said the platforms are now available to all seafarers who wish to use these services.
The first platform is designed to allow seafarers to apply online for the necessary seafarer documents for sailing aboard Liberia-flagged vessels.
Further, the Registry said it has overhauled and modernised its licence examination and upgrading process by creating a learning management system for eligible seafarers to take their licence examinations online. This platform allows the eligible seafarer, working through approved training centres, to take these examinations globally 24/7.
Liberian Ship and International Corporate Registry’s chief operating officer Alfonso Castillero said “These new platforms are a key part of Liberia’s continued implementation of technology. These platforms mean seafarers that cannot travel to take exams in person, or get their documents renewed or applied for can do so online from their homes. This is all about making the seafarers’ lives more convenient, and removing any barriers they may have from getting on their ships.”
Liberia was the first flag state to implement electronic certificates aboard ships and implemented the seafarer electronic application system for crewing and manning agencies to directly apply online for seafarer documents.
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