The Panamanian flag state administration
has authorized the use of electronic logbooks onboard all Panamanian flag vessels. Kongsberg Maritime's current generation electronic logbook, K-Log is already installed on several vessels and approved by IMO and SOLAS, and accepted by Norway
, Denmark, United Kingdom (MCA), Bahamas, Singapore, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands and Malta. With Panamanian approval, a large proportion of the world's merchant fleet are now able to make use of this forward looking system.
Due to a recent legislative amendment, an E-license is required in order to use
electronic logbooks onboard any ship. Users will benefit from the convenience of obtaining a single annual E-License rather than buying each of the traditional printed log books used onboard during the year.