Klaveness Container Ship Completes World's First 'Digital Survey'

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 29, 2019

Image: Klaveness Ship Management

Image: Klaveness Ship Management

Norwegian shipping company Klaveness Ship Management has announced that it has performed what it believes to be the world’s first ‘digital survey’, carried out on board the container vessel MV Bardu in conjunction with classification society DNV GL.

The survey gave full insights into the maintenance data from the vessel through live dashboards, said a press release.

Surveyor and Principal Engineer from DNV GL Rolf Petter Hancke, put up dashboards that gave full insight to maintenance data on Klaveness container ships. This gave him the chance to survey the ship without visiting it.

"Together with Klaveness Ship Management, Rolf Petter Hancke has put up dashboards that give full insight to maintenance data on Klaveness container ships allowing him to survey the vessel without ever stepping foot onboard," said the release.

“The dashboard we have put up does not only make my job easier in terms of time saved, but it enables me to filter to the most relevant components that I discuss with the Ship Owner. It tells me how many maintenance jobs MV Bardu has had in the last year and how many jobs where done before and after on due date” Hancke explains.

Karl-Uno Holm, Ship Manager in Klaveness Ship Management adds, “this form of transparency of sharing of data makes it possible for DNV GL to also perform analysis of the data we have, which lets us further improve our processes around vessel maintenance. Ultimately a win-win situation for both us and Class”.

Last year the MV Ballard was awarded the MPMS notation, and last week’s digital audit was the first time this has been managed digitally and remotely.

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