Established in 2010 as a one-of-a-kind international training academy located by the port of Frederikshavn, Denmark, the origin of CRALOG actually goes further back. CRALOG finds its root as early as 1914 with the adoption of the first version of the international maritime treaty on Safety of Life at Sea, known as the SOLAS Convention.
As an international maritime treaty SOLAS sets minimum safety standards in the construction, equipment and operation of merchant ships and SOLAS requires signatory flag states to ensure that ships flagged by them comply with at least these standards.
The SOLAS Convention is regarded as the most important international treaty concerning the safety of seafarers and merchant ships.
Since 1914 SOLAS has been revised numerous times by Protocols, with a fourth version in 1974 and the most recent version of SOLAS entering into force in 1988.
This history of ensuring the safety on board vessels worldwide worldwide has been a fundamental aspect for CRALOG since its beginning . As an international training academy, CRALOG certifies personnel for lifeboat inspection and lifting appliance according to recognized standards.
Since 2010, CRALOG’s mission is to make service providers easily accessible to vessel operators in any port around the globe and to be the first choice for vessel managers when inspections of lifeboats and cranes are needed.
As true pioneers in safety on board CRALOG hasshaken the industry by ending the lifeboat training academy monopoly as the first independent company in the world. This was made possible by CRALOG opening its training academy to independent Authorized Service Providers from around the world.
CRALOG became ISO 9001-2008 certified by Lloyd’s Register and as an Authorized Service Provider for lifeboats and lifting appliance inspection Authorized as well by several flag state administrations.
Year after year, CRALOG has established its position thanks to achievements as follows:
- CRALOG was authorized by Norwegian Maritime Authority to carry out re-certification of offshore cranes (B-1).
- CRALOG became ISO 9001-2008 certified by Det Norske Veritas.
- CRALOG was authorized by Norwegian Maritime Authority to carry out initial certification of shipboard cranes (A).
- Ian Fleming McCurdie, Competent Person and Managing Director of CRALOG, participeted IMO SSE 5 meeting (Ship safety equipment) as a technical advisor for the member State Denmark.
- The CRALOG Academy received recognition of the Danish
Maritime Authority for both lifeboats, according to IMO MSC. 1/circ. 1206/rev. 1, and lifting appliance inspection, according to technical regulation no. 12 of 20 October 2010.
- CRALOG’s Ian Fleming McCurdie participated to the working group at IMO SSE 6 meeting (Ship safety equipment) when the member states adopted resolution MSC.402(96) & MSC.404(96) with the landmark adoption of lifeboat inspection by authorized service providers, which became mandatory in January 2020.
- The CRALOG Academy received recognition of the Italian coastguard for inspection of lifeboats.
- CRALOG became authorized service provider by Belgium Maritime Authority.
- CRALOG became ISO 9001-2015 certified by Det Norske Veritas.
- As an expert for Danish Standard CRALOG’s Ian Fleming McCurdie joined a working group developing ISO/PAS 23678 at International Standard ISO TC 8.
- The CRALOG Academy received recognition of the Danish Maritime Authority for lifeboats according to Resolution MSC .402(96).
- CRALOG became ISO 9001:2015 certified by Bureau Veritas.
- As a world premiere, CRALOG began to certify all personnel attending the CRALOG Academy according to an international recognized standard as well as offering re-certification rules and regulations by e-learning.
- CRALOG became approved service supplier by Det Norske Veritas, Class NK according to UR Z 17 section 13 rev.14.
- CRALOG became authorized service provider by Flag administration Liberia and Flag administration Denmark as per MSC.402(96).
- CRALOG became authorized service provider by Flag administration Panama and Palau as per MSC.402(96).
- CRALOG’s Ian Fleming McCurdie participated in the working group at ISO TC 8, where stakeholders agreed on a resolution to publish ISO/PAS 23678, which fills the gaps in MSC.402(96) section 7.1.1.
- Also, Ian Fleming McCurdie participated to the working group at IMO SSE 7 (Ship Safety Equipment). A milestone achievment member states adopted amendments to SOLAS II-1/3-13.2 which makes on board lifting appliance inspection by competent persons mandatory from January 2024.
- CRALOG was approved service supplier by RINA, Korean Register, American Bureau of Shipping and Bureau Veritas according to UR Z 17 Section 13 rev. 14 using a recognized international standard.
- CRALOG was appointed Authorized Service Provider by flag administration Bahamas and flag administration Panama as per MSC.402(96).
- CRALOG became authorized by Norwegian Maritime Authority to carry out initial certification of offshore cranes on vessels and mobile offshore drilling units(A-1).
- CRALOG passed a milestone of 10.000 statutory inspections carried out by CRALOG certified personnel.
- CRALOG was honored with the Danish business award Gazelle 2020.
- As a world premiere, the CRALOG Academy received third party certification by Bureau Veritas for compliance to ISO/PAS 23678.
- CRALOG passed another milestone of 400 certified persons authorized to inspect any make and type of lifeboat fitted on board vessels flying the top 10 list of flag states.
- CRALOG was approved by Lloyds Register according to UR Z 17 Section 13 rev.14 using a recognized international standard.
- CRALOG was authorized by Faroe Maritime Authority.
- CRALOG’s Ian Fleming McCurdie participated in ISO TC 27th plenary meeting when it was agreed to develop the ISO/PAS 23678 into a full international standard.
- CRALOG became the first service provider in the world to be listed on Transport Canadas homepage as multi brand service provider for lifeboat inspections.
- CRALOG was honored with another Danish business award Gazelle 2021.
With a fine-meshed network of 400 highly qualified and experienced certified personnel available in over 100 ports in 40 countries CRALOG offers an authorized service provider anytime and anywhere, and looks into a future with an ever-growing portfolio.
Today, you will find CRALOG inspection certificates and statements of fitness on board vessels all over the world.
Always striving for absolute regulatory compliance meeting international and local legislation any time, one of the key goals of CRALOG is to maintain authorizations by the most renowned Flag administrations in the world.