World’s first digital survey performed on container vessel MV Bardu

From the bridge on board Klaveness vessel

Klaveness vessel

Last week DNV GL and Klaveness Ship Management performed a world’s first – a digital survey on board Container Vessel MV Bardu, saving surveyor Rolf Hancke a trip to Shanghai to visit the vessel, and giving full insights into the maintenance data from the vessel through live dashboards from our Head Quarters in Norway.

Visiting Klaveness offices in Oslo, surveyor and Principal Engineer from DNV GL Rolf Petter Hancke is excited to share why he’s here. Together with Klaveness Ship Management, he has put up dashboards that give full insight to maintenance data on Klaveness container ships allowing him to survey the vessel without ever stepping foot onboard.

Rolf Hancke, Principal Engineer DNV GL

Rolf Hancke, Principal Engineer DNV GL

“The dashboard we have put up does not only make my job easier in terms of time saved, but it enables me to filter to the most relevant components that I discuss with the Ship Owner. It tells me how many maintenance jobs MV Bardu has had in the last year and how many jobs were done before and after on due date” Hancke explains.

Karl-Uno Holm, Ship Manager in Klaveness Ship Management adds, “this form of transparency of sharing of data makes it possible for DNV GL to also perform analysis of the data we have, which lets us further improve our processes around vessel maintenance. Ultimately a win-win situation for both us and Class”.

Last year the MV Ballard was awarded the MPMS notation, and last week’s digital audit was the first time this has been managed digitally and remotely.