Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Ensuring Safety at Sea Through Digitalised Better Management Systems Just Got Easier

New App Offers Those On Board and Ashore Full Data Reports
Shipping News Feature

NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – With safety the ever present and most important facet of life at sea the current trend for digitalisation is having a beneficial impact on the management systems of ship operators, making it simpler and more efficient to ensure that checks and audits are accurately undertaken and kept up to date.

Now DNV has come up with a new Mobile Inspection App to help ship owners and managers digitalise and streamline the workflow, recording and follow-up of their on board safety inspections. The app also provides onshore staff with instant access to the results.

Many shipping companies are aware of the possibility of inconsistent or incomplete safety reporting and limited possibilities for gaining useful analytics if inspectors are using non-digitalised reporting methods. ShipManager’s new solution claims to take maritime safety and quality processes to a new level of usability and availability. The Mobile Inspection App enables reporting online or offline on all devices, whether laptop, desktop, mobile or tablet.

The solution is designed for all kinds of safety inspections by owners and managers, including planned inspections and ad-hoc vessel inspections. It is easy to capture the results of an inspection directly on site through text, audio, photos and videos. This improves the quality and accuracy of descriptions for findings, making it easier to determine the actions that need to be carried out, and with less risk of missing important information.

Using the Mobile Inspection App with ShipManager Analyzer, ship managers can track their company’s safety performance more easily and identify potential improvements through state-of-the-art dashboards. Customers appreciate the technology with Captain Aleksejs Sidorenko, Managing Director for Baltic ship management company LSC SIA, saying:

“We have been piloting the Mobile Inspection App for some time and really appreciate how easy it is to have an immediate and full overview of the inspection results on board for our team to analyse.“

With the configuration options in ShipManager QHSE’s Safety Management Reporting module, users can easily create and configure a company’s own inspection templates, checklists and ratings. These are then made available on mobile devices through the Mobile Inspection App, ensuring standardisation across the entire company and fleet. Torsten Kappel, Head of Ship Product Line, Digital Solutions at DNV observed:

“At DNV we are committed to supporting our customers in their digitalisation journey by building the software they need. The Mobile Inspection App helps streamline workflows and improves data quality, which again will help our customers meet their safety key performance indicators.”

The ShipManager solutions are part of DNV’s maritime software portfolio for ship management and operations, to date installed on board approximately 7,000 vessels worldwide. ShipManager provides modules for technical management, procurement, hull integrity management, dry docking, QHSE, crewing and business intelligence.