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BlockChain Mate create private blockchain solutions to remove paper and frustration from the certification and compliance universe. Certificate Mate is about to do this for the maritime industry….

Competence Passport for Maritime.

All your Certificates and Employment Agreements

in one place.

Simple. Paperless. Authentic. Secure. Safe.

Distributed via Block Chain.


Certificate Mate utilises Block Chain Distributed Ledger

Technology to create a REVOLUTIONARY Certification solution for

the maritime industry.

Created for Seafarers, STCW training organisations, Flag State

Administrations & Regulators to achieve a fully integrated

certificate generation and verification system.

All online.

Via Block Chain technology.

No additional IT infrastructure required.


Background

In the maritime industry, mandatory certification of seafarers is critical to ensure the

right skills and competences are in place to achieve a proficient and safe workplace.

The suite of certificates supporting these competences is also a critical pillar for

compliance.

Proof of training & certification remains paper based and inter-border and inter-agency

connectivity is cumbersome. This causes a great deal of inefficiency in the both the

HRM and compliance chain for shipping and manning companies, seafarers, training

organisations and for both Flag and Port State administrations.

Blockchain technology provides the solution for this. Despite the hype around

Blockchain in the FINTECH arena, the principles at the heart of the technology make it

a perfect fit for certification applications - where multiple parties are involved and the

integrity of the system is paramount.

Certificate Mate provides a block chain based “Competence Passport” for individual

seafarers. This is a secure, tamper proof, electronic passport with a record of current

Certificate of Competence and all mandatory training and undertaken – an infallible

ledger of qualifications that will revolutionise personnel training, competence and

qualification records.


Statutory Certification – Example for an International Seafarer:

C.O.C

(MULTI FLAG)

• CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE (SEAFARER HOME FLAG STATE)

• FLAG STATE ENDORSEMENTS (VESSEL FLAG STATE)

MEDICAL

• CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS (FLAG STATE ISSUED), AS PER ILO GUIDELINES

• WHERE REQUIRED -CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS (VESSEL FLAG STATE -WITH

ANY CONDITIONS)

STCW COURSES

• MUTILPLE LISTING OF IMO MODEL STCW COURSES (up to 63 courses)

• ISSUED ONTO THE BLOCKCHAIN BY APPROVED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS

EMPLOYMENT

CONTRACT

• CURRENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT COUNTERSIGNED BY SHIP OPERATOR AND

SEAFARER, AS PER MLC (2006) R2.1

• ISSUES, SIGNED AND DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA THE BLOCKCHAIN

AUDIT DOCUMENTS

•• STATUTORY AUDITS (GOVT / FLAG AND PORT STATE, INSURANCE,

WORKSAFE)

•• NEW CLIENT / PROJECT AUDITS

•• INDUSTRY BODY AUDITS (EG CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES, ASSOCIATIONS)


Competence Passport - Block Chain based suite of Certificates

Certificate Mate utilises a multi-stream block chain to write, record and make data available

for recall. Each of these streams are written to by:

(1) controlling authorities (for example Flag State Administration), and

(2) approved delegates of the controlling authority (for example an approved registered

training authority, approved medical assessment provider, registered ship operator /

owner).

How is the Competence Passport Constructed?

The Passport contains multiple block chain streams – each stream containing the secured

certification data for the certificate type.

For example:

(1) the first stream will contain all the requisite Identity data for the seafarer – for example

Name, DOB, Homeport, Seafarer PIN, as utilised in paper based documents.

(2) Additional streams will other certificate types - e.g. Certificate of Medical Fitness &

Employment Agreement. These will be written to the blockchain by approved delegates

(i.e. certified medical officer / agency) and contains all relevant information as required by

the MLC.

(3) Approved Agencies/ RTO’s can add qualifications to the relevant block chain stream on

the passport – alleviating the need for timely and labour intensive processing which is

can be cumbersome for all stakeholders - including a delay for the seafarer and the

employing shipping companies…


Certificate Mate solves these common issues:

- LOST / MISPLACED CERTIFICATES

- COUNTERFEIT CERTIFICATES

- NON-STANDARD FORMATS – CERTIFICATES & CONTRACTS

- INDUSTRY DATABASES THAT DON’T EXCHANGE DATA WITH

REGULATORS SYSTEMS

- REDUCE THE PROCESSING TIME AND WASTE BETWEEN

TRAINING PROVIDERS, FLAG STATE ADMINISTRATION AND THE

SEAFARER

- REDUCE COMPLIANCE BURDEN TO SHIPPING COMPANIES IN

CHASING UP AND HUNTING CURRENT CERTIFICATES FOR

SEAFARERS

- COC, STCW AND CSM AUDITS CAN BE COMPLETED REMOTLEY

AND AT ANY TIME BY FLAG / PORT STATE CONTROL

- IRREFUTEABLE AND COUNTERSIGNED COPY OF EMPLOYMENT

CONTRACTSFOR MLC COMPLIANCE

How Certificate Mate Helps…

Certificate Mate creates Block Chain Certificates. The

COMPLETE SUITE of required certificates becomes an

individual’s COMPETENCE PASSPORT.

Why Blockchain?

Because this is the safest and most robust technique to

store data that needs to be:

(1) Link the data of different Governments and

organisations in a trusted and safe manner

(2) Infallible & Tamper Proof

(3) “Un- deletable”

(4) Delegated agents (e.g. medical providers,

trainers and shipping companies) can add

certificates and contracts to the Competence

Passport in real time.


CERTIFICATE MATE

What the Competence Passport looks like……

See demonstration at www.certificatemate.com

Beneficial for everybody – more than just Less hassle than paper certificates!

Ship Operator

Seafarers

Manning Agencies

FLAG

Administration

Easy to manage CoC cross

border endorsements

No lag between training and

update of CoC

Easier to find seafarers with

full and current qualifications

Better Customer Service –

simplify training evidence

receipt processes

Benefits

Reduced downtime from

non-compliance

Electronic Employment

Contract pre-joining

No need to chase up

seafarers for Certification

copies

Simple (even remote)

inspection and auditing of

crew documentation

No lag between crew training

and use of updated of CoC

Easier certification sharing

and checks with employer /

agencies

Improved Business Process

with seamless electronic data

interchange

Electronic Archiving

Compliant (e.g. AGRkMS)

Training Orgs. Better Customer Service Reduce Admin. Burden

Potential CRM Data for

training renewals


QUESTIONS WE THINK YOU MIGHT ASK AND WE HOPE TO ANSWER…

1. WHAT IS BLOCK CHAIN?

Blockchain is a secured form of online transaction, creating a decentralised, distributed digital ledger that:

• Maintains a continuously growing list of peer-to-peer transaction records, timestamped and linked to a previous block

• Records transactions on 1000’s of computers, globally

• Is authenticated by mass collaboration

• Are resistant to retrospective data modification

• Relies on established cryptographic techniques & technologies allowing each participant in a network to safely

interact

2. WHY THE BLOCKCHAIN BASED CERTIFICATE MATE AND NOT JUST A NORMAL DATABASE?

Great Question. It depends on your industry and application.

In order to understand the basic requirements of a distributed ledger / block chain, it helps to clarify how these

systems differ from regular databases, which are controlled by a single entity. The two most important

differences between block chains and centralised databases can be characterized as follows:

• Disintermediation. Block chains enable multiple parties who do not fully trust each other to safely and directly share

a single database without requiring a trusted intermediary.

• Confidentiality: All participants in a block chain see all the transactions taking place. Confidentiality is maintained via

data encryption.

Here are five crucial ways in which EXISTING systems (a database or paper based certificates) could fail its users:

• Forgery: Transferring certificates / passports from one person to another without the subject’s permission or through

ill intention of consenting parties.

• Reversal: Undoing a record of training / qualification that took place at some point in the past.

• Illegitimacy: Changing the type of qualification in a system without a corresponding requisite training being

completed by the subject.

• Inconsistency: Giving different representation of data despite international standards being established.

• Downtime: Not responding to incoming requests for information at all or with extreme delay (such as administrative

processing of paperwork within and across borders)

A legitimate block chain solution guards against each of these by removing the need for this kind of central

database operator, by allowing the users of a database to interact directly with each other on a peer-to-peer basis.


BlockChain Mate create private blockchain solutions to remove paper and

frustration from the certification and compliance universe.

Certificate Mate is about to do this for the maritime industry….

Our experiences in a variety of industries, including the International Maritime Sector, have

driven us to create Certificate mate. Conversations with colleagues. Conversations with

auditors. Conversations with people involved in compliance, paper trails – have indicated

needing a solution to make it easier and perhaps even more enjoyable.

To date, blockchain applications have contained a single ledger of information, which is added

to over time (e.g. the Bitcoin public blockchain). BlockChain Mate use a “multi-stream” private

blockchain solution which enables multiple streams of data to be used to create the perfect

solution for electronic certification and compliance applications.

We can integrate with your existing PMS and ERP. A blockchain is a natural technology to sit

across multiple disparate business applications without the need to migrate to a single solution.

No requirement for additional infrastructure.

BlockChain Mate have the techniques and the technology. We hope we can work with you to

make it happen.

Compliance exists for a reason. More than just saving a $.

Making it easy and fun just may save a life!

Aaron McMurray

Co-Founder

+61(0)499 731 615

aaron@blockchainmate.com


BlockChain Mate – About Us

Adam Crook:

Co-founder and Technical Lead

Adam holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a

MBA. Adam is a specialist in leading project teams

in complex technology environments and has been

involved in leading successful technology

deployment in his current role and for other large

companies including ANZ and Telstra. Adam has

significant expertise in knowledge and information

management, and security requirements. Adam is

a blockchain subject matter expert, and will

provide the technical oversight and product

architect role to this project.

Aaron McMurray: Co-founder and Commercial Lead

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science and a MBA

and is an experienced Business

Strategy Professional who has experience with

several companies in Australia and Europe. Aaron

has a vast “knowledge bank” from a varied

professional background – in maritime operations

and corporate experience in Business Strategy

and Strategic Marketing in Europe and Australia.

Aaron can quickly identify opportunities for value

creation – especially strategic positioning to

maximise opportunities with new technology.

We know blockchain.

We know technology deployment.

We know maritime.

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