Liberia’s Electronic Oil Record Book Earns Two More Innovation Awards


( The innovative electronic oil record book (ε-ORB) produced by LISCR, the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, in co-operation with Cyprus-based maritime technology company, Prevention at Sea, has received two more prestigious industry awards.

At the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards ceremony in Singapore on 26 October, the ε-ORB won the Lloyd’s List Intelligence Innovation Award, organized in association with Lloyd’s List Intelligence. This award seeks to set a benchmark for excellence while rewarding boundary-challenging innovative ideas and concepts.

Meanwhile, the ε-ORB secured the Innovation Marine Environment Protection Award from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) at its 10th Anniversary celebrations in New York, which also took place on October 26. NAMEPA’s mission is to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practice.

Earlier this year, the ε-ORB won the 2017 Lloyd’s List North America Maritime Services Award.

The ε-ORB is a Lloyd’s Register-certified maritime software application designed to replace the traditional paper oil record book and to establish software transparency, credibility and traceability. Following highly productive and encouraging meetings with leading international shipping organisations, including the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, US Coast Guard, AMSA, Paris MoU, EMSA, Intertanko, Intercargo, OCIMF and numerous port and flag states, the Liberian Registry is pushing ahead with moves to expedite the smooth introduction of ε-ORB throughout the fleet registered under its flag.

LISCR CEO Scott Bergeron says, “Daily paper record-keeping is a heavy administrative burden that leads to an inefficient use of time for engineers. Liberia is well ahead of the game in producing user-friendly technology that curtails man-hours, reduces overtime costs and eliminates vague entries and mistakes. We are grateful that our innovative leadership has been recognised by these three leading industry awards.”

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