First ‘digital survey’ completed on Klaveness vessel

Klaveness Ship Management has reported 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.

DNV GL surveyor Rolf Hancke was able to forgo a trip to Shanghai to visit the vessel by conducting the survey based on maintenance data from the vessel displayed on live dashboards at the Klaveness Ship Management headquarters in Norway.

Rolf Hancke, DNV GL

“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 shipowner,” said Mr Hancke.

“It tells me how many maintenance jobs MV Bardu has had in the last year and how many jobs were done before and after (their) due date.”

Klaveness and DNV GL have now installed dashboards providing visibility of all maintenance data on each of the companies’ container ships, allowing future surveys to be carried out without the need to set foot on board the vessels.

“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,” said Karl-Uno Holm, Ship Manager at Klaveness Ship Management.

The MV Ballard was awarded the MPMS (machinery planned maintenance system) class notation in 2018, with this recent digital audit was the first time the process has been managed digitally and remotely.

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