"The new guide – which is the first time any organisation has offered such a service - will help with timely operational planning, and can be checked anytime, anywhere," says Mr JK Lee, Chairman and CEO Korean Register. 

KR has been developing a specialist database for this purpose over the last two years, including the different types of international maritime conventions, KR's survey rules, the legal requirements of each flag state and identifying the specific actions and timeline for each shipowner.

The 'Survey & Audit Preparation Guide' uses this data to help shipowners prepare for forthcoming ship surveys, ISM/ISPS audits and MLC inspections. The online guide also offers shipowners the option to print out information when selecting types of survey and the ship's specification including the ship type, construction date and flag state.

The new service is available here.