What is CSR or Continuous Synopsis Record ?

As per SOLAS chapter XI-1 , every ship to maintain a continuous Synopsis Record. The CSR shall contain the details of the ship from the time of the first owner. The Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) is a special measure for enhancing the maritime security at sea and must be kept on board even when

  • The vessel transfers to another flag state,
  • Vessel is sold to another owner,
  • Vessel is taken over by another bareboat charter, or any other company assumes the responsibility of the ship operation.

CSR is applicable to:

From 1 July 2004, SOLAS Chapter XI-1, regulation 5 requires all passenger ships and cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and above engaged on international voyages and Self Propelled Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) to have on board a Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR). A ship’s CSR file comprises:

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