Remaining compliant with complex and ever-changing maritime regulations is a common challenge for seafaring companies. Depending on factors such as flag state, vessel class, cargo, and location, ships must abide by a complex set of requirements and standards.
Within international maritime law, regulations are governed by the IMO, under conventions and codes such as MARPOL, SOLAS, COLREG and IMDG. Classification societies, flag states, nations and regions also have their own regulations which must be consulted as voyages are planned and executed. These marine rules play an important role in ensuring
safety and establishing standards that protect crews, cargoes, vessels and the environment. The repercussions for non-compliance can be highly detrimental from several standpoints, including financial and reputational.
At the same time, manually sourcing regulations from multiple sources and interpreting how changes will affect existing vessel operations is time-consuming and prone to human error. With the volume of maritime legislation in existence, it is easy for companies to overlook important details, resulting in unwitting violations.
OneOcean’s industry-leading compliance solution contains a digital database of maritime regulations, allowing ship and shoreside teams to stay up to date and compliant with requirements in force around the world.
The solution provides direct access to nautical publications, including IMO conventions, flag state communications and national and regional maritime laws. It also notifies users of upcoming changes to legislation, so they can plan accordingly, as far in advance as possible.
One Central Solution
Staying on top of compliance is no small task. Many companies dedicate a great deal of time and effort to consulting existing marine regulations and sourcing new ones. Depending on where vessels sail, there are multiple sources to consult, analyse and scan for minor amendments.
Regs4ships collates all regulatory documents and version history into one place. The solution is maintained by OneOcean’s team of professional mariners who continually source new regulations and track amendments to existing ones from official sources. Vessels receive these updates regularly through Wi-Fi connection.
How it does this
User Friendly Interface
Regulatory information is collated into one digital platform providing an easily searchable database for reference. Flag specific regulations are included and available from 24 flag states – with Regs4ships certified as a digital replication of the flag documentation. Users can customise their view, set favourites and save searches. The latest updates are always available and show by source type.
Keep up to date with modifications planned in the forthcoming amendments section. This clearly shows a timeline of planned amendments taking place over the next 12 months – enabling forward planning to be undertaken. Our team of inhouse experts maintain and update the platform so that the latest information is always available.
Any amendments issued are applied directly to all major codes and conventions and a full version history is included in the platform for each document. This provides clarity on what changes have been made to the documentation, making it easier to understand and update any internal processes or policies.
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