Class society ABS reports that it is expanding its remote survey options for vessel owners and extending its digital services for equipment and materials manufacturers and other key service provider firms, in response to coronavirus restrictions.
“As organisations rely more heavily on remote and virtual operations, ABS is making it easier for vessel owners and equipment manufacturers to leverage digital applications by offering even more remote surveys and audit options,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The additional remote offerings will initially include Drydocking Extensions and Radio Renewals, with the classification society planning to expand on this remote services list further in the near future.
Remote survey and audit services will also now be extended to existing equipment manufacturing and external specialist clients enrolled in ABS programmes in the United States, South America and Europe.
Companies looking to take advantage of the new options can follow a specially created five-step process for scheduling and delivery of remote survey and audit requests, ABS says.