A class society is offering remote surveys, without the need for a surveyor to board the vessel
South Korean class society Korean Register (KR) has launched a remote survey option, which does not require a surveyor to go on board the tanker.
The KR Remote Survey uses two-way communication between KR and a tanker anywhere in the world to access photographs, video content and digital media.
The remote survey option is available for a limited range of surveys:
Restrictions applying to statutory surveys conducted on behalf of flag administrations are excluded from the scope of the remote survey.
Passenger ships, submersibles, nuclear ships, hydrofoils, air cushion vessels or high-speed craft cannot apply for a remote survey, and these vessels will still be assessed by a surveyor attending in person.
Korean Register’s chairman and chief executive officer, Jeong-kie Lee said "As part of the industrial revolution 4.0, we are constantly reviewing our technologies to see what we can streamline and with improved internet connectivity around the world, this is will be a clear benefit to our customers without compromising standards in any way."
KR has been at the forefront of a number of innovations:
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