The Liberian Registry (LR) has launched its new online platform for Liberian license assessments and upgrade examinations.
The platform, according to LR, will allow eligible seafarers working through approved training centres to take relevant examinations globally and remotely at any time.
“This advanced platform is the latest from the Registry, which has always been the industry leader amongst flag states in adopting technological advancements and pushing for practical and cost-effective electronic solutions.
“This platform meets the demands of the industry and seafarers, while allowing for minimal disruption due to pandemic related slowdowns and shutdowns.
“Seafarers can now be pre-approved and vetted by approved training centres; can then take the online examination from anywhere in the world with internet connectivity; and get their results-and if successfully passed, their credentials in much more expedited and efficient manner than available anywhere else.
“The system, secure for both data and integrity of the exams, will allow seafarers that may otherwise not be able to renew their credentials or national documents due to COVID and government shutdowns to get the documents they need to get to sea and support their families,” LR said in a statement Tuesday.
Chief Operating Officer of the Liberian Ship and International Corporate Registry (LISCR), Alfonso Castillero said the newly developed platform will be a great tool for training centres and seafarers to get the necessary credentials they need to go to sea “at anytime, anywhere”.
“With the demand for qualified seafarers rising, and the disruptions globally for seafarer training in certification, this will be a hugely positive, and affordable, step for seafarers to be able to get to the ships and continue to keep the vital lifeline of the marine industry going,” he said.