Anthony Veder has announced that, in collaboration with Bureau Veritas, it has successfully completed a pilot for ‘live remote class surveys’ using a wearable device and augmented reality technology.
The success of this pilot opens up the way for fully remote class surveys. According to the statement, both companies are aiming to further roll out this service in the following months.
Anthony Veder claims that this method of carrying out a survey, in which the surveyor does not have to physically be on board the vessel, not only improves the efficiency of surveys, but also provides an excellent solution in situations where it is difficult to travel to vessels.
In addition to this, Anthony Veder claims that this technology will also be used for remote assistance, troubleshooting and for providing support to vessels in remote areas.
Benne Engelen, CIO at Anthony Veder, said: “The development of remote surveys and remote assistance perfectly fits our innovation roadmap in which we actively strive towards smart ship solutions, closing the distance between our people on board, in our office and our partners. The successful pilot marks an important milestone in the digitalisation of the maritime industry and our ambition to further develop the efficiency, sustainability and safety standards of our company.”
Wouter Boogaart, Digital Development Manager and leader of the project, added: “Executing surveys and providing assistance remotely will result in a faster response time and better service when external expertise is needed. Also greatly reducing lead times, as it will bring down the need to travel towards a vessel and eventually also reduce the associated CO2 emitted during these travels.”
During the pilot, a scenario including three conditions of class was played out one of Anthony Veder’s vessels. The pilot took place on the bridge, cargo control room, engine control room and engine room. The pilot was executed using a wearable augmented reality device enabling a live video and audio connection with the Anthony Veder office in Rotterdam and Bureau Veritas office in Paris.
A remote class surveyor guided the crew on board through the different class items using the live connection. Evidence was collected by taking photographs and recordings using the wearable device.
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