The Maritime Administrator of the Marshall Islands has extended approval of the K-Fleet Logbook system, enabling over 4000 flag state registered vessels to introduce digital reporting for oil record and garbage record logbooks. The approval states that the Logbook may now be used to fulfill the requirements of the Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations to maintain a deck and navigation log, an engine room log, an oil record book, cargo record book, a garbage record book and a radio log.
Kongsberg’s K-Fleet Logbook eases digital reporting under IMO, Marpol, SOLAS and flag state requirements. The system collects data from ship systems into central data storage manually or automatically, and supports event based recording of data related to navigation, engine, oil record book, garbage handling, port calls and other operational activities, making daily reporting tasks become less time consuming.
As part of the approval notice, the Maritime Administrator of the Marshall Islands emphasised K-Fleet Logbook’s ability to be integrated with the K-Fleet Voyage application to monitor and report daily voyage data, in support of and to meet the compliance needs of the forthcoming requirements of new EU-regulation 2015/757, which is a result of the EU calling for a global approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.
“Many shipping companies are in the process of digitalising operations so this acceptance is highly important to us and the 4000 plus vessels registered to the Marshall Islands, who can now record more activity through our K-Fleet Logbook solution and integrate it with K-Fleet. We hope that this will catalyse further acceptance in other major flag states, enabling even more ships to meet their reporting requirements effectively,” comments Rune Kr. Stålstrøm, Product Manager – Vessel & Fleet Performance, Kongsberg Maritime.