This note (29/2023) supersedes Marine Advisory 29/2022.
The purpose of this Marine Advisory is to inform shipowners, operators, inspectors, and masters of revisions to the Liberian Maritime Regulations RLM-108 related to the use of record and log books onboard ships.
In order to provide a uniform standard and consistency in record-keeping of MARPOL, Ballast Water, and Radio activities onboard Liberian registered ships, RLM-108 was revised in August 2022 to make use of the record and log books listed below officially issued by the Administration mandatory on Liberian registered ships.
The following record and logbooks shall be officially issued by the Administration in paper format; or as a record book or log book in electronic format (electronic record book) approved by the Administration:
Oil Records Book Parts I and II;
Cargo Record Book – NLS;
Garbage Records Book Parts I and II;
Ballast Water Record Book; and
GMDSS Radio Log Book
Existing records and log books not officially issued by the Administration may continue to be used until onboard supplies of such versions are exhausted.
To order the books, please complete this publications order form or directly from our website.
The Administration maintains a list of approved Electronic Record Books.
New Record Book
The Administration is also offering shipowners/operators a Marine Sulphur Record Book which may be used for recording fuel oil change-over, including other events related to Sulphur content in the fuel.