The Isle of Man Ship Registry is delighted announce another step forward in the digitisation of our certification processes. From the 27th April, all Continuous Synopsis Records (CSRs) issued by the Isle of Man Ship Registry will be as a digitally signed electronic certificate. In doing so, the Isle of Man will take a step ahead of our competitors and become one out of a very small number of flag states who have this capability.
The new CSR format complies fully with SOLAS Regulations and the relevant IMO Guidelines.
TAN 003-20 has been published which provides further information on this change and outlines the process for clients to request updated CSRs from the Ship Registry. We have also revised MSN 065 which provides general guidance on how to use our digital certificates.
Isle of Man Ship Registry Director Cameron Mitchell was keen to explain the reasons for the change and the expected benefits:
“Although CSRs perform a vital function in maintaining maritime security, they have become burdensome for ourselves and clients alike. We issue hundreds and hundreds of CSRs so it was obvious that we needed to streamline the process. This involved some ‘outside of the box’ thinking from our team and we’ve come up with a really excellent result.
We’ve been working on this project for some time, but it couldn’t have been delivered at a better time. With massive disruption to working patterns and global logistics, no-one wants to be sitting around waiting for a CSR to be delivered by courier. And now our clients don’t have to.”
Meanwhile the Isle of Man Ship Registry will continue to invest further in the digitisation of our processes and will make further announcements in due course.