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Maritime Services

Maritime Services provided by the Liberian Registry and handled by the corresponding department, include:

 

1. Vessel Registration Department

The Liberian Registry is open to any ship owner in the world and accepts any type of vessel so long as it meets the Registry standards. The pre-registration formalities are user friendly, designed to meet international standards in relation to safety and documentation and to protect the interest of owners/buyers registering their vessels in Liberia. In order to enter the Liberian Registry a vessel must be less than 20 years of age and must meet safety standards of the Registry. The requirements, applications and forms required for entering the Registry along with self-explanatory guidelines are available under the Registration Procedures tab. Applications and forms are also available under the Online Library tab.

Liberia permits registration of vessels under construction, newbuildings and transferring from other flags. It permits registration of vessels involved in international, coastal or domestic trading as well as all types of off-shore vessels and vessels in lay-up. In addition to registration where Liberia is the sole flag, dual flag registration on bareboat charter-in or bareboat charter-out basis is also permitted by the Liberian law.

Registration staff of the Central Office of Deputy Commissioner in New York and LISCR Regional Offices is available to assist with the registration process and to explain all procedures.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Greg Maj
Chief, Ship Registration & Documentation
99 Park Avenue, Suite 1830
New York, New York 10016-1601 USA

Phone: (212) 697-3434
Fax: (212) 697-5655
E-mail: 
registration@liscr.com

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2.   Maritime Security

As evident by current and past incidents and attacks, commercial ships and their crews are not only targets of crimes such as robbery, piracy and hostage taking, but are also potential targets of terrorist attacks. The Liberian Administration believes that compliance to the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code, potentially reduces the threat of crimes and attacks against Liberian vessels and their crew, and minimizes the potential vulnerability of neighboring environments.

The Liberian Flag Administration has held discussions with the UN, IMO, members of the International Association of Classification Societies, security consultants, clients and the U.S. Coast Guard to determine the best possible approach to meet the challenges of the ISPS Code and safeguarding Liberian flagged vessels and seafarers against the outcome of crimes, piracy and terrorism. As a result of these meetings and discussions, the Administration has developed comprehensive procedures for implementation and adherence to this regulatory compliance program.

The Liberian Registry employs an experienced staff compiled of maritime, operational and security experts to follow, monitor and analyze security situations, alerts and incidents worldwide.

The Liberian Administration works with our clients to determine that ship security procedures are properly implemented, including:

  • Development of Liberian requirements for ISPS compliance,
  • Implementation of Best Management Practices and other policies to deter piracy, and
  • Setting and communicating security levels to Liberian ships

Liberian National Requirements have been written to implement the ISPS Code, and can be found in Marine Notice ISP-001 (see links below).

Marine Notice ISP-001 (PDF)
List of Approved SSO Courses (Link)
SSP Questionnaire (PDF)

Liberian vessel operators are encouraged to use these services as well as the above resources. Please contact the Security Department for further information or to coordinate vessel audit verifications.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Jorgen Palmbak
Director of Maritime Security
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182 USA

Phone: (703) 251-2405
Fax: (703) 790-5655
E-mail: 
security@liscr.com

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3.  Marine Safety

The Liberian Registry is recognized as the leading open registry in terms of safety and quality. Service and efficiency in response to owners’ needs is a primary attraction to the Liberian Flag as our responsiveness and high level of service often surpasses that offered by many other national flags. Comprised of more than 3700 worldwide trading vessels, many of which are at the leading edge of technology, the fleet average age is by far one of the youngest of all nations (average age of 12 years).

The excellent record of the fleet can be attributed to many factors including; delegation of statutory surveys to the leading classification societies; a worldwide network of nautical inspectors who perform annual safety inspections; and well qualified professional seafarers who meet the highest standards of training, experience and certification. There are no citizenship requirements for officers or seafarers serving on Liberian Flag ships. The well-documented maritime laws, regulations and marine notices back up the Flag’s administration of seafarers’ rights in support of its maritime safety and pollution prevention program. Manning is dependent on size and route of vessel. The Office of the Deputy Commissioner may grant temporary waivers from its Operations Center in Virginia.

The Republic of Liberia, whose government was by far the earliest to contract out its administration of a shipping registry to a private company, has thusly ensured longterm consistency and professional management by technically competent, responsive employees using modern management principles and sound business practices.

Liberia has consistently been rated amongst the very best performing registries by the Paris MOU, a consortium of 14 European countries that coordinates the inspection of ships. The European port authorities monitor compliance with international rules on safety, pollution prevention, and living and working conditions for seafarers. Under a similar assessment system, the U.S. Coast Guard also ranks the Liberian Registry among the top performing ship registries. Furthermore, the Liberian Registry performance is also amongst the highest as ranked by the Tokyo MOU assessment system.

Liberia is signatory to all the major safety and environmental protection Conventions and Treaties. As an active and involved member of the IMO, Liberia has set the standard with regard to IMO participation and early ratification of the major Safety and Environmental Protection Treaties.

The Liberian Registry uses a worldwide network of nautical inspectors to conduct annual safety inspections, which compliment the surveys, conducted by the classification societies on our behalf. These inspections are focused on operational, manning, training and safety management issues.  This program is critical to maintaining the quality of this ship registry.

Marine Safety is responsible for:

  • Approval of Shipboard Plans, including Ship Security Plans;
  • Verification of the Security Plan implementation;
  • Verification of the Safety Management System implementation;
  • Evaluating vessel compliance through inspections and audits by reviewing reports;
  • Developing and ensuring Minimum Safe Manning requirements;
  • Oversight of the Liberian Nautical Inspectors and ISM and ISPS Code Auditors; Oversight of the ROs and RSOs issuing DOCs, SMCs and ISSCs on behalf of Liberia;
  • Responding to requests concerning the ISM Code;
  • Ensuring Minimum Manning Requirements;
  • Overseeing actions by Liberian Inspectors and Auditors;
  • Managing Appeals concerning Port State Detentions or other Control Actions; and
  • Issuance of Manning Dispensations  

The Registry tracks and reports to IMO on all Port State Detentions of Liberian Flag vessels. Reports of Safety Management System failures, reports of Port State detentions for Security issues and reports indicating the SSP is not being effectively implements   It is noteworthy that it is a very small number of Liberian vessels that have been detained and the Registry is working with its nautical inspectors, the class societies and the vessel managers to decrease the number of Port State detentions of Liberian Flag vessels.  The nautical inspectors have come to the aid of detained vessels and the registry by using their expertise to help correct the deficiencies identified by the Port State Inspector or, in some cases, removing the record of Port State detention when the reported deficiency was not found to be applicable to the particular vessel or operation.

If you are experiencing a problem with the Port State, please contact the Safety Department or Duty Officer.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Tim Keegan
VP Safety & Security
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182 USA 

Tel: +1(703) 251-2409
Fax: +1(703) 790-5655
Email: safety@liscr.com
 

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY after hours, please contact: 
LISCR Duty Officer
Tel: 
+1(703) 963-6216

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4. Technical

The Republic of Liberia recognizes the following classification societies for conducting surveys and issuing statutory certificates of behalf of Liberia: 

  • American Bureau of Shipping 
  • Bureau Veritas 
  • China Classification Society 
  • Det Norske Veritas 
  • Germanischer Lloyd 
  • Korean Register of Shipping 
  • Indian Register of Shipping 
  • Lloyd’s Register 
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai 
  • Polski Rejestr Statkow 
  • Registro Italiano Navale 
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

All of the above listed class societies are members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). The Liberian Registry maintains continuous contact with these recognized class societies.

A close association between the societies and the Technical Department has developed from the many years of positive exchanges between each class society and our technical staff.  Each year a Recognized Class Society Meeting (RCSM) is held where technical questions concerning implementation of regulations are resolved and issues of mutual concern are aired.

Liberia is signatory to the major international maritime conventions and works with the class societies to ensure full and fair compliance and enforcement of the international rules and codes.  As a consequence of the close cooperation between the Registry's technical staff and the class societies, Liberia has implemented consistent interpretations of international rules and regulations to facilitate clear and unambiguous technical information for use in new vessel construction by major shipyards around the world and to ensure continued compliance and safe operation of existing vessels under the Liberian flag.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Anthony Dupree, Jr.
Vice President, Technical and Communications
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182 USA

Tel: +1(703) 251-2413
Fax: +1(703) 790-5655
E-mail: technical@liscr.com

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5. Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006
 
In February 2006, the 94th (Maritime) Session of the International Labour Conference of the ILO adopted the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). The MLC, 2006, essentially consolidated and updated 68 existing ILO Maritime Conventions and Recommendations adopted since 1920, into a single comprehensive international legal instrument.
The Convention has two primary purposes:
a)      to bring existing labour standards closer to the workers concerned, in a form consistent with the rapidly developing, globalized sector (ensuring “decent work”); and
b)      to improve the application of the system so that shipowners and governments interested in providing decent conditions of work do not have to bear an unequal burden in ensuring protection (“level-playing field” - fair competition)
Once it enters into force it will become the “fourth pillar” of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, complementing the key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – SOLAS (1974) as amended, STCW (1978) as amended, and MARPOL (73/78), as amended.
Liberian requirements incorporate the MLC, 2006, and can be found in Marine Notice’s MLC-001 to MLC-006, along with detailed guidelines to shipowners on preparing the DMLC Part II for submission to the Administration, that may be easily accessed at the links provided below. These requirements will ensure that seafarers have:
a)      a right to a safe and secure workplace that complies with safety standards;
b)      a right to fair terms of employment;
c)      a right to decent working and living conditions on board ship; and
d)      a right to health protection, medical care, welfare measures and other forms of social protection.
The Administration has trained its highly experienced worldwide network of ISM and ISPS Code Auditors to conduct MLC inspections and encourages shipowners to request these efficient services. A list of the MLC Inspectors  and RO’s may be easily accessed at the links below.

Evidence of compliance with the convention will be required prior to the actual date of entry into force, which  will be 12 months from the date when a total of 30 governments have ratified the convention. The Administration will keep shipowners informed, accordingly. 

Marine Notice MLC-001 (PDF)
Marine Notice MLC-002 (PDF)
Marine Notice MLC-003 (PDF)
Marine Notice MLC-004 (PDF)
Marine Notice MLC-005 (PDF)
Marine Notice MLC-006 (PDF)
List of MLC Inspectors (Link)
List of RO’s(Link)
DMLC Part II Review Questionnaire
MLC FAQ’s
(Link)
Maritime Labour Complaints (Link)
 

For scheduling vessel inspection and verification, please contact: Vessel Inspection and Audit Coordination

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Cedric D'Souza
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA

Phone: (703) 251-2469
Fax: (703) 790-5655

E-mail: mlc@liscr.com

6. Vessel Inspection and Audit Coordination

The Registry has trained its own world-wide network of auditors to carry out company and ship verification and certification as mandated by the ISM code and International Ship and Port Security as mandated by ISPS code. These auditors perform a large percentage of ISPS Code approval and certification tasks for the Liberian fleet, providing owners and operators with professional and cost effective service.

Certification audits can be combined with ISPS Code verification audits and Annual Safty Inspections. By harmonizing the overlapping requirements of these International Codes, the Liberian Registry provides shipowners convenient, efficient and cost-effective certification services. Shipowners can ensure compliance while reducing the burden on ship and shore staff, as well as reducing survey expenses by enrolling in Liberia's optional Harmonized Audit program and harmonizing the overlapping rquirements of these International Codes.

Following the administration's outstanding success in ISPS approval, verification and certification, and harmonized audit programs, a quality and audit department was established and a staff of audit coordinators was hired to maintain and manage the audit operation. The audit department assures that audits are conducted in a professional and timely manner with as little as possible burden on the shipowner and the vessel's crew.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Scott E. Buchanan
Manager of Vessel Inspection & Audit Coordination
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA

Phone: (703) 251-2456
Fax: (703) 790-5655
E-mail: audit@liscr.com   

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7. Certification Services

The Certification Services Department is responsible for issuing and validating documents and certificates which ensure the fleet’s compliance with IMO regulations and maintain the high quality standards for which the Liberian Registry is world renown. This department assists clients in obtaining the following certificates:

  • Bunker Civil Liability Convention, 2001 (BCLC)
  • Civil Liability Convention, 1992 (CLC)
  • Continuous Synopsis Records (CSR)
  • Minimum Safe Manning Certificates (MSMC)
  • Radio Licenses
  • Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

Forms and applications completed for the issuance of the above certificates should be submitted by email to vesselcertificates@liscr.com.

Civil Liability Certificates (BCLC/CLC)

This department oversees the issuance of Liability Certificates for Liberian flagged vessels and for vessels flagged in States that are not Parties to the 2001 Bunker Civil Liability Convention. In order to obtain the certificates, the evidence of insurance or other financial security must be provided, such as a blue card issued by the vessel’s P&I Club.  The P&I Club must be recognized by the Liberian Administration and must be issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 or Article VII of International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, respectively. Electronic copies of blue cards are accepted. Also needed is the shipping address for sending the hard copy of the certificate, and if the vessel is not flagged in Liberia, proof of payment prior to the issuance of the certificate.

Continuous Synopsis Record Certificates (CSR)

The issuance of Continuous Synopsis Records (CSR) is another service the Certifications Department provides. As required by SOLAS XI-1/5.4.3, vessels are required to have a CSR issued by the flag Administration.  The CSR includes all amendment forms and indexes that provide updated and current information and the history of CSR changes.  The CSR shall remain on board for the duration of the vessel’s active life. The CSR is intended to provide an on-board record of the history of the ship, including the following:

  • Vessel's port of registration
  • Owner’s name
  • Vessel’s name  
  • Safety management Company’s Name  
  • Vessel’s class society  
  • Administration or Recognized Organization issuing the Company’s Document of Compliance and/or Safety Management Certificate
  • Administration or Recognized Security Organization (RSO) issuing the vessel International Ship Security Certificate with respect to the ISPS Code
  • Date vessel ceases to be registered with a flag administration

Minimum Safe Manning Certificates (MSMC) 

The Certifications Department is also in charge of issuing certificates that reflect the minimum levels of manning necessary for the safety of navigation and operation of vessels.  The Administration has issued minimum safe manning policies through its Marine Notices, using the guidelines contained in IMO Resolution A.890(21).Minimum safe manning will be assessed on a ship-by-ship basis upon submission of the MSMC application to the Administration.

Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT)

To ensure compliance with the provisions of SOLAS, the Certifications Department supervises the conformance test results of LRIT data and issues a Conformance Certificate. A conformance test is required for all shipborne LRIT equipment, in order to ensure the equipment, as fitted onboard, complies with the provisions of SOLAS Regulation V/19-1.6 and the LRIT revised performance standards and functional requirements.
The Conformance test shall be conducted by one of the Liberian Administration authorized Testing Application Service Provider (Testing ASP) whose details are outlined below:
 

Pole Star Space Application Ltd. 
(T) +44 (0)207 313 7400
(F) +44 (0)20 7313 7401
 
Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd.
(T) +44 (0)1708 788400
(F) +44 (0)1708 788402
 
TRANSAS Telematics Ltd.  lrit@transastelematics.com
(T) +44 (0)23 8045 8544
(F) +44 (0)23 8045 8733

**Please request that the test results, from one of the 3 authorized ASP’s, are forwarded to our Administration in .xml file format.

Ship Radio Station License

The Certifications Department, in compliance with Regulation ITU S18, issues a Ship Radio Station License to all Liberian flagged vessels equipped with transmitting stations. Upon initial registration into the Liberian Registry, all vessels are issued a temporary, 90-day, Radio License. Before the temporary license expires, all vessels are required to submit an application for issuance of a Permanent Radio license. The Permanent Radio License is valid for four years and is subject to expiration on June 30th of the fourth year.  A new Radio License must be reissued if there are any changes to the following:
  • Name change
  • Change of Management
  • Activation or Deactivation of Insmarsat #’s
  • Epirb Hex. ID #’s

Certificate Verification

 
 
Certificates for Liberian flagged vessels from the Certifications Services Department, excluding LRIT data, will be issued with the Administration’s Tracking Id (TID) number to enable port state officials and other parties to verify the validity of the Certificate at our website. Once issued, the original certificate with the Liberian Administration’s TID Number must be carried on the vessel at all times and must be presented on demand to the authorities of any State party while a certified vessel is within the jurisdiction of such State.
 
For additional information, please contact:

Ms. Stephanie Condino
Manager, Certification Services Dept.
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA

Tel: +1 703 251 2461
Fax: +1 703 790 5655
Email: 
vesselcertificates@liscr.com

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8. Marine Investigations

When the need for investigations of maritime accidents, personnel and other related problems arise, they are handled by the Investigation Division in Vienna, Virginia, USA. The Investigation Division with familiar staff has, over the past decade, earned a superior reputation for conducting marine investigations with efficiency and competency.
 
Marine casualty investigations are administrative proceedings that are essentially remedial in nature. Most Investigation Division functions involve "incidents" which can be thought of as issues or occurrences that require some type of action by this Administration. They can be events that directly involve the ship such as detention, casualty, contravention (MARPOL 73/78, TSS and COLREG), or an oil spill. Casualty Investigations also include looking into possible violations of law or failure on the part of personnel, shipowners, or ship operators, which could result in personnel action against licenses, certificates of competency or documents. They may be personnel related such as death or an injury, failure to properly perform duties, crew grievances, or an act of fraud or misconduct. There also may be an interaction between "incidents" such as a shipboard explosion that injures a seafarer or improper navigation that results in a vessel grounding or collision. Other "incidents" may relate to more generic issues such as embargoes, treaties, tariffs, desertion, stowaway, etc.

SOLAS Chapter 1, Regulation 21 requires Flag States/Administrations to investigate certain casualties and to notify the IMO of the results. The Administration will investigate casualties to its ships when it judges that such an investigation may assist in determining what changes to the present regulations may be desirable.

Casualties are classified in accordance with severity:
 
Marine Incidents - an occurrence or event caused by, or in connection with, the operations of a ship by which the ship or any person is imperiled, or a result of which serious damage to the ship or structure or the environment might be caused.
 
Very Serious Casualty - those that involve total loss of the ship, loss of life, or severe pollution.
 
Serious Casualty - includes "pollution regardless of quantity" requiring full investigation and a detailed report to IMO, but does not require a full narrative report; and casualties resulting in spilled oil or spilled chemical of 50 tons or more. However, MARPOL 73/78, article 12 states that flag states will conduct investigations into casualties to its vessels when they result in major deleterious effect upon the environment.
 
Less Serious Casualty - (the null set) is defined as that which does not fall into the Serious or Very Serious categories. Oil or chemical spills of less than 50 tons would fit as less serious casualty.
 

REPORTING REQUIREMENT: Liberian Maritime Regulation 9.257

1.Reports of Marine Casualties. The owner or Master of a Liberian vessel involved in a marine casualty shall immediately forward a report thereon, signed by the Master or highest available officer or ship's representative, to the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs whenever the casualty results in any of the following:

a. Actual physical damage to property in excess of $50,000.00; 
b. Material damage affecting the seaworthiness or efficiency of a vessel; 
c. Stranding or grounding; 
d. Loss of life; or 
e. Injury causing any persons to remain incapacitated for a period in excess of 72 hours.

2.Form of Reports. Such report shall set forth the name and Official Number of the vessel, the type of the vessel, the name and address of the owner, the date and time of the casualty, the exact locality of the casualty, the nature of the casualty and the circumstances under which it took place. If the casualty involves collision with another vessel, the name of such other vessel shall be provided. Where the casualty involves personal injury or loss of life, the names of all persons injured or whose lives are lost shall be provided and, where damage to property is involved, the nature of the property damaged and the then estimate of the extent of the damage shall be supplied. Such reports may be upon forms obtained from the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs.

3.Retention of Voyage Records. The persons in charge of any vessel involved in a marine casualty referred to in Paragraph (1) above shall retain for two years or until otherwise instructed by the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner the complete records of the voyage upon which the casualty occurred, as well as any other material which might reasonably be of assistance in investigation and determination of the cause and scope of the casualty, and said persons shall make all such records and materials available, upon request, to the Commissioner, a Deputy Commissioner, the Chairman of a Marine Board of Investigation, or a designated Investigating Officer.

For additional information, please contact:

Michael Davies-Sekle, Esq.
Vice President Marine Investigation &
Assistant General Counsel
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA

Tel: +1(703) 251-2407
Fax: +1(703) 790-5655
Email: investigations@liscr.com

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9. Seafarer's Certification & Documentation

The Seafarer's Department at the Liberian Registry certifies and documents officers and ratings that sail aboard Liberian registered ships. This department is responsible for issuing Seafarer Identification and Record Books, special qualification certificates, and all officer certificates.
 
The Department has pioneered safeguards to eliminate fraudulent applications for crew certification and to reduce the illegal duplication of crew documentation. The Department has also expanded its computer system to file and maintain electronic documents, and it is enhancing relations with maritime colleges and flag administrations that issue certificates to further combat fraud and speed up the documentation process.
 
The Seafarer’s Department has also introduced one of the Registry’s most technologically advanced computer systems specifically for seafarers applications. This time and cost saving electronic application system, known as SEA System, is described in section 10 below.
 
For additional information, please contact:

Captain David Muir
Vice-President & Department Head
Seafarer Certification & Documentation
 8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia 22182 USA

Tel: +1(703) 251-2417
Fax: +1(703) 790-5655
Email: seafarers@liscr.com

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10. SEA SYSTEM: Seafarer’s Electronic Application System

The SEA System is a convenient and easy-to-use computer program by which filing agents and ship owners can submit applications for seafarer documents over a secured host on the Internet. This innovative computer program is expected to provide:
 
  • significant cost-savings for filing agents/crew departments in shipping costs;
  • increased turn-around time for seafarer documents, receiving the requested documents in a matter of days, rather than several weeks
  • improved accuracy of issued documents;
     
  • advanced tracking system to monitor the status of seafarers’ applications; and
  • a more efficient way to manage applications sumbitted for processing
 
For further information, please contact:

Mr. Carl Drumgoole
Supervisor, Liberian Examinations
Seafarer Certification & Documentation
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182 USA

Tel: +1(703) 251-2470
Fax: +1(703) 790-5655
E-mail: seafarers@liscr.com

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11. International Representation

Liberia is signatory to all the major safety and environmental protection Conventions and Treaties. As an active and involved member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and other UN agencies with interest in maritime issues, Liberia has set the standard with regard to IMO and ILO participation and early ratification of the major Safety, Security, Seafarer and Environmental Protection Treaties.
 
Liberia has active governmental representatives at the IMO who are permanently stationed in London to provide fulltime flag state voice to the issues affecting safety and environmental protection on the IMO agenda. Professional staff from Vienna, New York and London offices participate to augment the official delegation in the numerous working groups, sub-committees and committee meetings.
 
We welcome Liberian ship owners and industry participation; therefore, if you have an interest in a particular issue or wish to send an advisor to attend a scheduled meeting as part of the Liberian delegation please contact:
 
Captain David Pascoe
Senior VP, Maritime Operations and Standards
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182 USA 

Tel: +1(703) 251-2477
Fax: +1(703) 790-5655
E-mail: 
marops@liscr.com

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12. Maritime Publications

Liberian Registry Maritime Publications Department is responsible for all marine publications. Marine publications include: Marine Documents, Marine Notices, Marine Operations Notes, Policy Letters, as well as documentation for specific international marine requirements, codes and standards, i.e. ISPS, ISM etc. Maritime Publications are classified as follows:
 
 

Most documents are easily accessible and downloaded. Please reference the section titled Online Resources.

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