Crowley and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have entered an agreement to jointly explore how to advance the use of augmented and virtual reality technologies for vessels and other marine environments.
he ABS partnership agreement builds on Crowley’s new service network using augmented reality on select vessels. Crew wear goggle technology to provide real-time visuals of ship equipment to remote technicians to collaborate on solutions.
The technology, developed by Kognitiv Spark, allows mariners and shoreside crew to more quickly complete maintenance, updates and upgrades on board with digital collaboration.
Augmented reality technology is a field technology, so in collaborating with forward-looking companies like Crowley, we can explore what’s possible for future survey operations as well as for safety in use.
… said Patrick Ryan, ABS senior vice president and chief technology officer
ABS and Crowley will collaborate in a joint pilot project for classification-related survey support activities, such as aspects of annual and special surveys including task crediting.
In addition, the project will include a variety of activities involving surveyors, engineers and back-office survey support, virtual walkthroughs and livestreaming using fully remote and hybrid survey techniques. Successful class surveys are important to operate vessels.
These innovations will provide mariners a safer and more efficient option and allow us to provide services for our customers that are even more reliable and effective.
… commented Cole Cosgrove, vice president, Crowley Shipping