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What is it?

Some clever tech we developed in house to save crew and businesses a tonne of time and hassle.


By teaching a computer to identify certificate types and the details contained on them, we can automate a process that consumes a lot of unnecessary time, simplifies compliance, and improves the quality of data entered into systems.

We tried other document reading solutions, but none worked for the intricacies of the maritime industry. So we built our own solution.

It just seems like OCR text recognition to me...

That is just the start of it, there is a lot more going on under the hood than just a bit of OCR. We use artificial intelligence, our own algorithms 🤓 , plus a number of other features to get reliable and accurate results.

What potential does this tech have?

The biggest potential is automatic verification of certificates by simply taking a photo or uploading a copy… no scanning QR codes, no entering information into a website…. the tech can do that, and much more, automatically for you.

With this technology, we can help eradicate fraudulent certificates, including fake QR codes and dummy verification sites.

We’re working hard to offer automatic verification of certificates of competency and endorsements issued by over 30 maritime administrations. We’ve ticked off 4 already, with more to follow shortly.

How long does it take to scan and verify each certificate?

Less than 5 seconds per upload 🤯

Anything else in the pipeline?

Yes. By auto-profiling each document and storing them against each crew member's digital profile, we will be able to offer rapid auditing of crew and vessels for maritime administrations and businesses.


  • Fully trainable
  • Identify certificate types
  • Auto-fill form fields (e.g. dates, issuer details)
  • Auto-name certificates (for ease of review)
  • Apply regulatory controls (e.g. STCW expiry dates)
  • Automated MLC checks (in development)
  • Automated verification (in development)

What can be detected?

STCW certificates

Our solution recognises combined STCW certificates and splits them into individual qualifications

  • A-V/2: Crowd Management and Passenger Safety, Crowd Management, Crisis Management and Human Behaviour, Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity Training
  • A-V/3: Basic Training for Service on Ships subject to the IGF Code, Advanced Training for Service on Ships subject to the IGF Code
  • A-VI/1: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities\ (legacy certificates: Proficiency in Survival Craft, Basic Sea Survival)
  • A-VI/2: Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, *Restricted* Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats\ (legacy certificates: Proficiency in Advanced Sea Survival)
  • A-VI/3: Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
  • A-VI/4: Proficiency in Medical Care, Proficiency in Medical First Aid
  • A-VI/5: Proficiency as Ship Security Officer
  • A-VI/6: Proficiency in Designated Security Duties, Proficiency in Security Awareness, Proficiency as Company Security Officer

Medical certificates

  • Medical Fitness Certificate (UK format: ENG1 & ML5)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (ILO)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (STCW A-1/9)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (MLC)
  • Automated External Defibrillator Training (AED)

Certificates of Competency (COC)

We have the ability to train the system to recognise Certificates of Competency, and have included a few MCA examples already. But we aim to work closely with maritime administrations to achieve the best results and deliver automatic ongoing verification.

More to follow, watch this space...

Flag specific certificates

  • A-I/10: Flag State Endorsement
  • Confirmation of Receipt of Application (CRA)
  • Discharge / Record Books
  • Cayman Islands Law & Administrative Procedures
  • English Language Test (for seafarers)

GMDSS & radio certificates

  • GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
  • GMDSS Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC)
  • GMDSS Long Range Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate (ROC)
  • VHF Short Range Certificate (SRC)

Modular deck certificates

  • NAEST (Management Level)
  • NAEST (Operational Level)
  • NARAS (Management Level)
  • NARAS (Operational Level)
  • ARPA (Management Level)
  • ARPA (Operational Level)
  • ECDIS Training (Generic)
  • ECDIS Training (Type Specific) ‐ Transas Navi‐Sailor 4000

Modular engineer certificates

  • High Voltage Training (Management Level)
  • High Voltage Training (Operational Level)
  • Approved Engine Course (AEC)
  • Diesel Engine Course

General certificates

  • HELM (Management Level)
  • HELM (Operational Level)

Galley certificates

  • Ship Cook Certificate of Competency
  • Food Safety & Hygiene (Levels 1-3)

Interior certificates

  • Yacht Chief Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Senior Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Junior Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC

Yachting certificates

  • RYA Yachtmaster Examiner
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
  • RYA Cruising Instructor
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean (7 variations)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (7 variations)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (7 variations)
  • RYA International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) (21 variations)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 & 1

Aviation certificates

  • Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (CAA)

Other certificates

  • PADI Course Director
  • PADI Master Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Specialty Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Open Water Diver

If we haven't trained the system to recognise a particular certificate, please contact us and we'll add it to the list.

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