KR launches remote survey service for ocean going vessels​

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Korean Register (KR) has launched a new remote survey service for any of the classification society’s vessels engaged in international – ocean going – voyages.  The scope of KR’s remote survey service is limited to classification surveys. A remote survey is a method to conduct a survey through bi-directional communication with a vessel, by…

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Korean Register of Shipping moves to electronic certificates

(http://www.Maritimecyprus.com) From 17 December 2018, Korean Register (KR) is rolling out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its classed fleet. The new paperless certificates will cut administrative tasks for customers, saving time and costs and reducing instances of human error and fraud. KR’s e-certificates are being launched globally following a successful pilot project which…

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Risk Focus: KIDNAP and RANSOM

This report from UK P&I club, explains why kidnapping for ransom has increased recently in the Gulf of Guinea, and assesses whether this increase will continue. It describes what happens during a kidnap, and provides some insight into the training available for shipping companies and crews. The Gulf of Guinea is currently thought to be the most dangerous region for…

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