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App creates sea-change for mariners

A joint venture between a Scottish marine recruitment company and a Singapore-based software business is launching a mobile app and portal to help seafarers organise their records.

my-ankaa has been conceived by Ian Livingstone (pictured), managing director of Glasgow-based Clyde Marine Recruitment (CMR). It was developed in collaboration with ServiceDott, a software and technology company.

Backed by £400,000 of investment, it helps mariners keep their records up to date while working at sea. Many suffer the frustration of keeping track, ensuring validity and sharing of large numbers of hard copy certificates, coupled with the requirement to continually update sea service and qualifications to their CV. 

Mr Livingstone said: “There are over one million seafarers located around the world. Working so closely with the marine industry provided first hand experience of the challenges that they and their companies face on a daily basis.”

Suresh Kalpathy, director of ServiceDott said: “From concept to completion, the key objective for my-ankaa was to create a unique system which would positively transform the way mariners managed their documentation.”

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