As the maritime industry adjusts to the constraints placed on people’s movements imposed by governments to limit the spread of the coronavirus, remote ship surveys and inspections are becoming increasingly popular.
Classification societies have seen a surge in remote inspections despite the fact that the industry has been relatively slow in the adoption of new digital technologies.
Specifically, remote surveys and inspections mean that surveyors don’t have to be physically present on board a vessel, which is especially important during these challenging times caused by COVID-19. Instead, by using an online connection or video streaming link, a team of remote surveyors can provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video and input provided by clients and crewmembers.
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