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Korean Register releases the 15th version of KR-CON

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 Korean Register (KR)– an IACS member classification society – has announced the release of its latest KR-CON software.

The 15th edition of KR-CON has been developed in-house, and offers a comprehensive electronic database program containing the latest IMO conventions, codes, resolutions and circulars, in either English, Korean or Chinese.

KR-CON users include shipping companies, shipyards, design houses, surveyors, and Port Control Inspectors, the popular software allows them to quickly pull up the regulations relevant to any individual ship by simply inputting its details.

KR-CON, is easily accessed via the KR-CON website, on a USB stick and via a mobile app. This edition offers a new cloud function which is a significant enhancement, allowing users around the world quick and easy access to the most up-to-date information on the IMO convention database. The cloud function will be supported by new cloud network servers across six continents including the U.S. and Europe, which will be operational by mid- 2017.

The 15th edition of KR-CON also includes a new Flag Administration Marine Notice Browser function. It provides users with full details of any relevant local rules and offers specific detailed information from the major flag states, including Panama, Liberia and the Marshall Islands.

Lee Jeong-kie, Chairman and CEO of KR commented:

We are proud to launch the 15th version of KR-CON, our latest version offers even better functionality and data access to its users. Equipped with cloud network support and the new flag administration marine notice browser, our customers around the world will be able to access KR-CON’s database quickly and accurately to find the information they need. We will continue to develop our user- friendly software, with new functions based on users’ feedback to ensure that we meet all of our customers’ needs.“

The most recent amendments adopted at the 96th and 97th MSC (Maritime Safety Committee), the 69th and 70th MEPC (Maritime Environment Protection Committee), SOLAS (International convention for the safety of life at sea), MARPOL (Marine Pollution Treaty) and IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Code are all included in the 15th edition of KR-CON.


The Korean Register is an IACS member classification society established in 1960 with the purpose of promoting safety of life, property and the protection of the marine environment.

KR currently classes an international fleet of 3,044 vessels totalling 69 million GT. It is headquartered in Busan, South Korea and operates a network of 64 offices around the world.

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