Source: Maritime News Online
The platform at https://seafarerexam.liscr.com/ allows the eligible seafarer, working through approved training centres, to be able to take these examinations globally 24/7.
The platform responds to the demands of the industry and seafarers, while allowing for minimal disruption due to pandemic related slowdowns and shutdowns.
Seafarers can now be pre-approved and vetted by approved training centres; can then take the online examination from anywhere in the world with internet connectivity; and get their results and if successfully passed, their credentials in much more expedited and efficient manner than available anywhere else.
The system, secure for both data and integrity of the exams, will allow seafarers that may otherwise not be able to renew their credentials or national documents due to the Covid and government shutdowns to get the documents they need to get to sea and support their families.
“The newly developed platform will be a great tool for Training Centres and Seafarers to get the necessary credentials they need to go to sea at anytime, anywhere. With the demand for qualified seafarers rising, and the disruptions globally for seafarer training in certification, this will be a hugely positive, and affordable, step for seafarers to be able to get to the ships and continue to keep the vital lifeline of the marine industry going,” said Chief Operating Officer of the Liberian Ship and International Corporate Registry (LISCR), Alfonso Castillero.
“This platform is a truly modern and innovative approach to the examination process, and allows for transparency, security, and accountability while still affording the seafarers the ability to take the exams whenever and wherever they need to.”