The flag-state has seen growth from newbuilding vessels, LNG and dual-fuel vessels, and a decreasing fleet age; as well as an increase in performance across the key port state control metrics used to compare performance.
“The entire Liberian Registry is proud of not only the growth of the fleet, but the increase of the quality and compliance onboard the ships. The Liberian Registry is all about responsible growth which helps ensure our fleet is as safe, modern, and efficient as possible,” said CEO of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR), Alfonso Castillero.
“This is a testament to the client-focused service and cost-savings that the Registry provides. Tonnage tax revenues are directly reinvested into the systems and technologies that assist our fleet with improved safety, security, and regulatory compliance,”
Liberia’s entry into Qualship 21, and its increasing ranking on the Paris and Tokyo MOU Whitelists, is a direct return on investment in people, technology, and services. Over the past two years Liberia has outperformed Panama and the Marshall Islands with fewer detentions than both in the United States.
Further, Liberia is reinvesting in its Flag State Surveyor training programme for improved consistency and compliance directly onboard the ships. Captain Todd Howard, USCG retired, recently joined the LISCR team as the Senior VP of Quality and Training. In addition, LISCR added USCG retired, Commander Chris Brunclik who is leading the development of a new enhanced online training programme to provide both initial training of new inspectors, as well as continuing education for the entire network of 450+ Liberian flag State inspectors, auditors, and investigators.
The Liberian Registry also just successfully completed its ISO 9001:2015 certification process for 2022. The Liberian Registry partnered recently with Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) for ISO certification activities.
“This ISO 9001 certification is further evidence of the high level of professional staff and procedures employed throughout the Liberian Registry. Our processes are streamlined, common-sense, and impactful allowing the Registry to service its global clients efficiently and properly,” added Castillero.
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