The Liberian Registry’s* ground-breaking Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) has been selected as a finalist for the Big Data Award at the forthcoming 2016 Lloyd’s List North American Awards. The award will go to a shipping industry initiative which can prove measurable results in areas such as performance monitoring and optimisation, condition-based and predictive maintenance, optimisation across systems, and system overview of operations.
The unique satellite-based CAP has helped ensure regulatory compliance and prevent the detention of Liberian-flag ships in some of the world’s most active and heavily trafficked Port State Control (PSC) areas since it was launched last year. In the process, it has helped confirm Liberia as among the best-performing major ship registries worldwide, with an excellent detention record authenticated by widely recognised independent safety monitoring organisations such as Port State Control.
The CAP initiative further strengthens the leading role which Liberia has established over a number of years as the world’s most technologically innovative flag state. It tracks ships when they enter selected jurisdictions and allows the registry’s risk analysis team to perform detailed reviews of vessels, their history, and the ports at which they are calling.
The CAP supplements the existing electronic services already provided by Liberia and is part of a programme which adopts a uniquely proactive approach to ensuring that ships flying the Liberian flag are properly prepared for their upcoming port calls, and that any possible deficiencies are handled prior to entering port. The system is totally electronic and non-burdensome, and is provided at no extra cost to owners and managers.
The winners of the Lloyd’s List North American Awards 2016 will be announced on 19 May in New York.
* The Liberian Registry has long been considered the world’s most technologically advanced maritime administration. It has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive service to owners. Moreover, it has a well-deserved reputation for supporting international legislation designed to maintain and improve the safety and effectiveness of the shipping industry and protection of the marine environment.