DNV has announced the launch of its new NAUTConnect class notation service, a continuous remote compliance verification system for electronic navigational technology and integrated network equipment.
Developed in conjunction with Kongsberg and trialled on the Hurtigruten Coastal Express ship MS Polarlys, NAUTConnect covers the onboard equipment and data collection infrastructure, onshore systems and data standards, as well as procedures for system health monitoring and compliance verification.
The voluntary class notation includes class requirements as well as requirements for service providers, for example OEMs involved in monitoring and maintaining given systems and equipment. It also enables vessel owners and managers to keep better track of hardware and software updates and replacements.
“As the era of ship connectivity progresses and systems become more deeply integrated, we need to focus on increasing harmonisation and creating processes and services that will help to reap the safety and efficiency benefits of e-navigation,” said Geir Dugstad, Technical Director, DNV Maritime.
“We are very pleased to have worked with great partners like Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Digital and Hurtigruten on NAUTConnect and to have received such great feedback and enthusiasm for the new service.”
“As we go forward, we are looking into covering additional functions, such as communication and control systems in addition to navigation, as we continue to work with system and data collection vendors, and continue to scale up our continuous, automated, and data-driven solutions.”