Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club launch three new pocket checklist mobile apps

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Marine Fire Safety, Marine Pollution Protection and Port State Control pocket checklist apps are available to download now for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices

Existing apps – ILO MLC and ISM & ISPS pocket checklists, have been hugely popular with more than 22, 500 downloads

LR and the UK P&I Club have released three new pocket checklist mobile apps to help owners and operators comply with international convention requirements and reduce the risk of port state controls detentions.The Marine Fire Safety pocket checklist app includes a list of where deficiencies are most commonly found and certificates and documents that must be carried on board. The Marine Pollution Prevention pocket checklist app highlights the most common deficiencies listed by the MARPOL Annexes, to help ensure compliance. The Port State Control pocket checklist app identifies the most common causes of ship detention to reduce the risk of ships being detained.The apps enable ships’ crews and their managers to easily view necessary legislative and regulatory requirements, save multiple checklists, check off completed activities, add essential notes/ images and send completed checklists via email.

Robert Brindle, LR’s Lead Specialist on Port State Control, commented: “The seafarers of today were calling out for a paperless solution that was portable and interactive. These apps allow us to update users when new legislation comes into force, helping to ensure they’re in compliance with the latest regulations. Their success only helps to reinforce LR as the highest performing Recognised Organisation in the Paris MOU region for the rolling three-year period 2011-2013.”

Karl Lumbers, the UK Club’s Loss Prevention Director, said: “Over 20, 000 downloads of the first two apps seems to indicate these type of apps are welcomed by the industry, we therefore hope by turning the remaining checklists into apps we will be able to distribute the advice further, make data collection easier and hopefully reduce the risk of our members having claims.”

LR has now produced six pocket checklists (five of which are now mobile apps) in a series that address regulatory compliance requirements which have been well received by the marine industry worldwide. The existing ILO MLC and ISM & ISPS pocket checklists apps also featured in Marine Insight’s list of top 10 mobile apps for seafarers.

The iOS apps can be downloaded from the App Store here http://apple.co/18ObG16. The android apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here http://bit.ly/lloydsapps.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9, 000 employees in 78 countries.LR has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through our global technology centres and research network, LR is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients’ businesses.
www.lr.orgLloyd’s Register and variants of it are trading names of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates.Lloyd’s Register Group Services Limited (Reg. no. 6193893) is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS, UK. A member of the Lloyd’s Register group.
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