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ABS able to conduct majority annual surveys remotely

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With the COVID-19 pandemic putting severe restrictions on ability to carry out physical surveys classification society ABS says the majority of annual surveys can be carried out remotely.

While ABS has been rolling out remote surveys for some time now the range has accelerated given the current situation. The classification society has added a further 10 surveys that can be carried out remotely bringing the total to 28 of audits and surveys that can be delivered remotely.

“The industry is telling us they want our services delivered remotely, particularly in the current challenging environment, and I am proud that we are providing the most comprehensive remote services portfolio in the industry,” said Joe Riva, ABS Vice President and Chief Surveyor. “We are delivering the next generation of classification today through surveys conducted anywhere in the world at any time, without interrupting operations for surveyor attendance.”

The new remote services include Annual Hull Survey, Annual Machinery Survey, Annual Automation Survey, Annual Dynamic Positioning Survey, Annual Navigational Bridge Layout and Equipment/Systems Survey and Annual Load Line Inspection, when authorized by Flag Administration, for the first time.

ABS allows for alternate annual surveys to be conducted remotely apart from five-year special surveys.


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