Cyprus-based Preven­tion-at-Sea and Liberia Reg­istry launch elec­tronic oil record book - eORB

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Preven­tion at Sea Ltd, a Cyprus-based mar­itime com­pli­ance tech­nol­ogy com­pany, has hooked up with the Liberian Reg­istry to launch an in­no­va­tive soft­ware prod­uct de­signed to re­place tra­di­tional pa­per oil record books (ORBs) and to fa­cil­i­tate cor­rect ORB en­tries into an ef­fi­cient elec­tronic for­mat, ac­cord­ing to hel­len­ic­ship­pingnews.com.

Liberia’s Elec­tronic Oil Record Book (e-ORB) is the most re­cent in a long line of ini­tia­tives de­signed to make the Liberian-flag fleet the safest, greenest and most ef­fi­cient afloat. It is in­tended to ad­dress a va­ri­ety of is­sues, in­clud­ing oil record books be­ing re­ported miss­ing on board, failure to doc­u­ment en­tries in the ORB of in­ter­nal trans­fer of oily mix­ture, dis­crep­an­cies be­tween en­try into the ORB and ac­tual ca­pac­ity of the oily wa­ter sep­a­ra­tor, and fal­si­fi­ca­tion of log en­tries.

Chris­tian Mol­li­tor, Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Liberian Reg­istry, says, “This prod­uct will help shipown­ers proac­tively com­ply with reg­u­la­tory re­quire­ments. Many er­rors found in oil record books are caused by hu­man ad­min­is­tra­tive er­ror rather than wil­ful non-com­pli­ance with MARPOL. How­ever, the con­se­quences of in­cor­rectly record­ing oil waste trans­fers are very se­ri­ous and may lead to crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion.”

“Through the use of tech­nol­ogy, we have de­vel­oped an IMO-com­pli­ant oil record book that elim­i­nates the chance for ad­min­is­tra­tive er­rors, en­sures ac­cu­racy and ac­count­abil­ity in record-keep­ing, and is eas­ily au­ditable both on board and ashore.”

Cre­ated in ac­cor­dance with MARPOL re­quire­ments and cer­ti­fied by Lloyd’s Reg­is­ter un­der MEPC1/Circ. 736/Rev. 2 guide­lines, the e-ORB is de­signed to es­tab­lish trans­parency, cred­i­bil­ity and trace­abil­ity. All in­for­ma­tion is stored elec­tron­i­cally through the use of a sys­tem back-up, mak­ing ar­chiv­ing eas­ier and en­abling past data to be re­vis­ited.

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