The Liberian Registry announced launch of a new platform for crews and/or managers of Liberian flagged vessels to anonymously report incidents of corrupt demands and practices experienced during port operations.
In November 2018, the Liberian Administration became the first associate member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network of members who work towards the elimination of all forms of maritime corruption by raising awareness of the challenges faced, implementing anti-corruption principles, collaborating with governments, and creating a culture of integrity within the maritime community.
To raise awareness and help in the fight against maritime corruption, the Liberian Administration has introduced a platform to provide an efficient and anonymous means for Liberian vessel owners, operators, and Masters to submit information regarding cases of illegals demands for facilitation payment requests and/or other corrupt practices during port calls.
This platform seeks to allow the Liberian Administration to identify areas of high risk and notify vessel owners, operators, and Masters about possible risks at ports. Reporting is optional and reports are anonymous.
MACN has received the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award for working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade.