Friday, “Ok” LINE’s automotive provider “CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN” accomplished by Tadotsu Shipyard Co., Ltd., the Imabari Shipbuilding Group, grew to become the world’s first newly-built vessel to acquire Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) notation certifying that the ship is tailored for distant surveys(*1).
A distant survey makes use of digital expertise on vessel to remotely carry out the inspection surveys of amenities inside a vessel that has beforehand been carried out by a category inspector on web site.
Use of the distant surveys will allow “Ok” LINE to carry out inspections with out being constrained by location, and likewise permits surveys to be performed whereas decreasing the chance of an infection of the crew in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of it’s not essential to go to the vessel. It’s anticipated that secure operation shall be enhanced by way of the suitable and well timed implementation of surveys.
In February 2021, ClassNK revealed pointers for acceptable operation of distant surveys utilizing data and communication expertise (ICT). The “Tips for Distant Surveys” (Ver. 2.0) summarizes the judgment requirements for making certain reliability equal to traditional witness surveys with transparency within the utility of distant surveys. The rules additionally embody class notation necessities for the vessel with dependable telecommunications tools and is tailored for distant surveys.
CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN has considerably enhanced on-board and ship-to-shore telecommunications tools in comparison with standard vessels and obtained the distant survey class notation in recognition of this level.
Examples of Enhanced Telecommunications Tools
(A)Growth of on-board Wi-Fi: Along with residing quarters, effectivity of vessel operations has been improved by putting in Wi-Fi on the cargo deck and within the engine room and LNG fuel-related tools compartment.
(B)Introduction of wi-fi communication tools supporting explosion-proof areas: Explosion-proof LCX wi-fi communications tools has been launched in explosion-proof areasto guarantee communications.
(C)Introduction of 4G/LTE: The communication surroundings with related personnel and operational effectivity has been improved by using high-speed broadband communication on a land cellular telephone community whereas docked(*2)
Supply: Ok Line