Marine Safety Department

Vessel safety is a top priority for the Registry. Likewise, Liberia is recognized at the top of every industry “white-list” including the International Maritime Organization and the major Port State Control authorities such as the U.S. Coast Guard as well as the Paris and Tokyo MOU regimes.
 

Liberia is signatory to all the major safety, security 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 complement the surveys, conducted by the classification societies on Liberia’s 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.

 

The Marine Safety Department is responsible for:

  • Verification of the Security Plan implementation;
  • Verification of the Safety Management System implementation;
  • Evaluating vessel compliance through inspections and audits, and 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;
  • Managing Appeals concerning Port State Detentions or other Control Actions; and
  • Issuance of Manning Dispensations.
  • Management of the Duty Officer Program    


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


For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Timothy M. Keegan, Vice President, Safety & Security
8619 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182 USA

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


IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY after hours, please contact:

LISCR Duty Officer
Tel:  +1 (703) 963-6216
Email:  DutyOfficer@liscr.com

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