ABS certificate automation, or electronic certificate compliance (ECC), is speeding up digital certificate delivery, improving accuracy and ensuring users have all needed documentation on demand. ABS electronic certificates are always available, verifiable digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates. The ABS e-Certificate system is unique because it allows a simultaneous, vessel-wide view of all applicable certificates, rather than requiring the user to look each certificate up individually.
Fully compliant with IMO Guidelines, ABS e-Certificates will reduce administrative burdens, lessen onboard clutter and simplify Flag State validation.
Log in to your My Eagle portal and select a vessel. You will see one of three messages displayed in the menu bar of the Surveys and Certificates pages:
|The Administration for this vessel has not authorized enrollment in ECC (Electronic Certificate Compliance).||The vessel is NOT eligible for e-Certificate enrollment. Contact your Flag State for more information.|
|Client has NOT requested enrollment in ECC (Electronic Certificate Compliance) for this vessel.||The Flag State for this vessel IS accepting e-Certificates, but the vessel has not been enrolled. PROCEED TO STEP 2.|
|The Client has enrolled this vessel in ECC (Electronic Certificate Compliance).||The vessel is already enrolled to receive e-Certificates. PROCEED TO STEP 3.|
Contact your local ABS office and we will setup your enrollment.
Contact the appropriate ABS port office to arrange for vessel attendance and the issuance of e-Certificates. Normal survey attendance fees will apply.
Once you've enrolled, access your secure e-Certificates through the My Eagle portal to download, print and share via email, eliminating paper binders and missing documents. The e-Certificate in its digital form is the valid certificate. While e-Certificates may be printed, paper copies should only be used for reference purposes.
If you do not have a login to the My Eagle portal, contact your local ABS office or register here. Once you've logged in, select a vessel from your fleet and click the vessel name to open in Survey Manager. Click on the Certificates tab. Locate the Certificate annotated with “ECC” to identify it as a compliant electronic certificate.
Simply click the Certificate Name to open the e-certificate PDF. You will see that your e-certificate has been electronically signed and marked as secure. This verifies the e-certificate meets IMO FAL.5 Circ.39/Rev.2 requirements, and has not been altered since issuance.
Anyone can quickly validate an e-Certificate by searching the ABS e-Certificate Online Database and entering either the vessel IMO number or the certificate number. The authenticity, originality and traceability of the e-Certificates are managed by ABS and easily verifiable.
To validate a certificate, simply press the red button below or go to https://www.eagle.org/safenet/certificate/certificate_lookup, enter the IMO Number or ABS Certificate Number, and press the "Search" button. If a certificate is valid, the certificate and its history of electronic endorsements will be provided. In the event that a certificate is not valid, an alert message will be provided.