ClassNK has released a third version of its remote survey guidance.

Based on expertise gained from the carrying out of remote surveys, ‘Guidelines for Remote Surveys (Ver. 3.0)’ has been updated to provide clarification of remote survey items and procedures.


ClassNK has been conducting remote surveys throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Photo: ClassNK

The guidelines stipulate applicable survey items and requirements for the use of information and communications technology to ensure reliability equivalent to conventional in-person surveys.

To prevent delays in maritime transportation arising from the impact of Covid-19, the society has conducted its remote surveys in cooperation with ship managers and relevant authorities to ensure both safety and smooth ship operation. Currently, over 400 remote surveys are applied to surveys for ships in service monthly.

Using the findings obtained through such work, ClassNK has made a general update of the guidelines and published as Ver. 3.0. In addition to defining the survey items to which remote surveys can be applied, the information required for each survey item, such as live video, recorded video and still image, is clarified to improve the efficiency of onboard preparation for remote surveys.