The Korea Shipowner’s Association (KR) announced that the International Shipping Registry of Gabon has been advised to conduct inspections of vessels and issue certificates according to international agreements. In the future, Korean Register of Shipping will provide more rapid and satisfactory service to customers through more foreign agency inspection inspection orders and contribute to safety at sea.
Cyber attacks seem to be a common phenomenon nowadays, as more and more companies experience cyber threat incidents. Therefore, Louis Hur, CEO at NSHC & Shield Consulting co., Ltd. focused on the importance of Operating Technology system penetration test for the maritime industry.
Since, mobile services and smart phones are commonly used nowadays, companies and corporations are more often exposed to new security threats. Therefore, the Korean Register of Shipping provides guidelines on how to be sure and establish mobile security policy, due to the fact the Internet is a challenging area nowadays and hides dangers.
German dry bulk shipping operator Oldendorff Carriers said it has entered into an agreement with GSR Services and Korean Register (KR) for the development and certification of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for their fleet for meeting tight EU ship recycling regulation.
In recent years, the international maritime industry has significantly focused on the implementation of IMO’s BWM Convention and the approaching Sulphur Cap 2020. Mr. Kim Yeon-tae, Executive Director of the Korean Register, shares critical points on the two issues, emphasizing on challenges related to the postponement of BWMC decided at MEPC 71 and on sulphur compliance.
South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered to compatriot Ilshin Logistics the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has been verified to be in compliance with the IGF Code.
The new system will provide online application functions, more content options and a more ‘user-friendly’ interface. Furhtermore, KR has digitalized all previous paper documents submitted by shipowners. This led to a new management function called “Survey Planner”.
Korean Register has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state. KR’s surveyors will now be carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates in accordance with international conventions.
In a bid to respond to the industry-wide trend to use more unmanned technology, the Korean Register launches inspection services using drones, after collaboration and research conducted with the University of Gyeongnam Geochang. The drone inspection is expected to save time and money and will enhance workforce safety.
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