(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) DNV GL has rolled out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet, thus becoming the first class society to achieve full-scale production capability. More than 10,000 electronic certificates were issued during the first three weeks of production. Experience from the initial phase of full-scale production has been very encouraging, and no concerns have been raised from these early adaptors. This technical news aims to answer the most frequently asked questions related to the improved way of eliminating paper handling on board and ashore.
When can operators expect electronic certificates on their vessels?
Electronic certificates will be further rolled out across the DNV GL fleet, with newbuilds receiving certificates on delivery, and existing vessels at their next scheduled survey or audit. Occasional surveys will also be considered as an opportunity to facilitate issuance of all the certificates in the electronic regime.
How does it work?
When issued or endorsed, certificates are published in the My DNV GL service Fleet Status in the customer portal immediately after an on-board survey has been completed. All relevant parties can then access the latest valid certificates from anywhere in the world. The electronic certificates are secured with a digital signature and a unique tracking number (UTN), which can be verified online at https://trust.dnvgl.com/ – the website for electronic certificates verification of validity and authenticity.
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