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Liberian WRC, BCLC and CLC certificates now available online

  The Liberian Registry has launched an enhanced web-based liability certificate facility to enable shipowners and managers to apply online for certification under the major international liability conventions.Earlier this year, Liberia launched an online certification facility on its secure eMaritime website to expedite shipowners’ compliance with the requirements of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007 (WRC). Following the success of that initiative, the registry decided to further enhance the website to include online applications for certification under the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 (BCLC) and the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992 (CLC). The enhanced online facility is available to owners of Liberian-flagged ships as well as owners of ships registered in non-convention States that need to obtain the WRC, BCLC and/or CLC liability certificates. The Liberian Registry issues these liability certificates as they are required to be carried on board ships to verify that registered owners maintain insurance or other financial security to cover liabilities in compliance with relevant conventions.David Pascoe, senior vice-president of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the registry, says, “Liberia’s online application system for WRC certification has been ...

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Environmental initiative underlines Liberia’s green credentials

  The Liberian Registry recently entered into a partnership with USbased consultancy EfficientShip Finance (ESF) to reduce global carbon emissions, enhance fleet efficiency and competitiveness, and promote a greener Liberian fleet. In addition, each ship in the programme will be entitled to a 50 per cent annual tonnage tax discount in the first year, and up to a 25 per cent discount in both the second and third years. ESF’s partnership with LISCR offers a complete turnkey energy-saving solution for ships on a global basis with an add-on specifically crafted for Emissions Control Areas (ECAs). ESF will provide the financial capital needed for each project, and assume responsibility for technology performance and fuel volatility risk, along with the technical supervision and monitoring to perform retrofits. Owners and operators remit to ESF a proportion of the amount they save on fuel costs, or which they receive in the form of additional negotiated hire. The ESF global programme includes an optimal mix of fuel efficiency retrofit solutions for each target vessel, based on its trading pattern, age, size, speed, and consumption. For ships trading within ECA zones, the programme may include the installation of exhaust scrubber systems or the conversion of engines ...

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