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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

A new Mobile Inspection App launched by DNV as part of its ShipManager software suite is intended to help ship owners and managers digitalise and streamline the workflow, recording and follow-up of onboard safety inspections.

Using the Mobile Inspection App with ShipManager Analyzer, ship managers can track their company’s safety performance more easily and identify potential improvements through dashboards. The app also provides onshore staff with instant access to results. 

According to DNV, 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, 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. 

“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 onboard for our team to analyse,“ said Capt Aleksejs Sidorenko, MD of LSC SIA.

With the configuration options in ShipManager QHSE’s Safety Management Reporting module, companies can create and configure their own inspection templates, checklists and ratings. These are then made available on mobile devices through the Mobile Inspection App, ensuring standardisation across the company and fleet.

Torsten Kappel, Head of Ship Product Line, Digital Solutions, DNV, said: “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 KPIs.”

The ShipManager solutions are part of DNV’s maritime software portfolio for ship management and operations, installed on board about 7000 vessels. ShipManager provides modules for technical management, procurement, hull integrity management, dry docking, QHSE, crewing and business intelligence.

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