Classification society ABS has continued the expansion of its remote survey capabilities with the launch of an additional 10 options, bringing the list of surveys and audits that can be delivered remotely to 28.
The new remote services include Annual Hull Survey, Annual Machinery Survey, Annual Automation Survey, Annual Dynamic Positioning Survey, Annual Navigational Bridge Layout and Equipment/Systems Survey, as well as Annual Load Line Inspection, when authorised by Flag Administration.
“The industry is telling us they want our services delivered remotely, particularly in the current challenging environment, and I am proud that we are providing the most comprehensive remote services portfolio in the industry,” said Joe Riva, ABS Vice President and Chief Surveyor.
“We are delivering the next generation of classification today through surveys conducted anywhere in the world at any time, without interrupting operations for surveyor attendance.”
ABS notes that eligible vessels include general cargo vessels, barges (other than tank barges), tugs, offshore support vessels and liquefied natural gas carriers under 15 years of age, subject to meeting qualifying criteria.