Insurers and flag-states are urging extreme caution and heightened security measures for vessels sailing in the Straits of Hormuz following the attack on two tankers on Thursday.

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Humera Ahmed vice-president of legal and business development.

The Liberian flag has been included in the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) QUALSHIP 21 (QS21) roster for 2019-2020.

Liberia is the second largest ship registry in the world, according to leading shipping analyst Clarksons in its World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirms that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has overtaken the Marshall Islands, which now is in third place.

Alfonso Castillero, who is the chief commercial officer (cco) of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) the world’s third largest open registry, talks about what Ship Registries could neeto do to have an efficient business model.

Anthony Perea has been appointed managing director of the Liberian Corporate Registry, run by LISCR (Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry) Trust Company to look after the interests of Liberian non-resident corporations.

Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.

Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm, the LSC said in a statement.

Liberia, the second’s world largest open registry and fast growing in both shipping and offshore, has created an offshore and gas technology department, renewing the registry’s focus in these sectors.

The Republic of Liberia has amended the country’s maritime law to allow lease financing structures to be recorded as mortgages.

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