Use of Electronic Certificates

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The Merchant Shipping Directorate refers shipowners, ship operators, managers, masters, owners’ representatives and recognised organisations to the Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Certificates (FAL.5/Circ.39/Rev.2) adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Guidelines provide guidance to facilitate the use and acceptance of electronic certificates with the aim to reduce the administrative burden on Administrations, port State control officials, ships’ crew and other stakeholders caused by, amongst other reasons, the reliance on traditional paper certificates.

To read Merchant Shipping Notice 139, click here.

Should you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Dr Jotham Scerri-Diacono or any other member of the shipping team at GANADO Advocates.