Sierra Leone, One of Africa’s Leading Ship Registries, Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Sierra Leone International Ship Registry (SLISR) has achieved the coveted industry ISO 9001:2008 accreditation of its quality management system in ship registration. An audit was conducted by ABS Quality Evaluations as a requisite step to the evaluation process leading to certification. SLISR received the Certificate of Conformance which signifies compliance with the requirements set forth by ISO 9001:2008.
ABS ISO 9001 certification indicates that SLISR is applying formalized business processes and has met established ISO standards that include a set of procedures that cover all key business processes, monitoring processes to ensure they are effective, keeping adequate records, taking corrective action for defects, reviewing processes for effectiveness and facilitating continual improvement. SLISR sought ISO certification because it is a way to fulfill the need for customer satisfaction through consistent services which meet customer
expectations. This certification is an example of SLISR’s commitment to quality and its continued pursuit of excellence in its ship registry activities.
SLISR has been performing ship registration on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone from its offices in New Orleans for 3 1/2 years. Sierra Leone currently has almost 800 vessels under its registry and that number is expected to continue to expand. The types of vessels in the registry include tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo ships, fishing vessels and yachts. The registry places no restrictions on vessel size or crew nationality and offers flexible registrations including normal, special and bare boat charter in and out. Registration fees are extremely competitive and SLISR prides itself on efficient and prompt service to ship owners. The office
can be contacted through the website: www.sierraleoneship.com