RINA claims that it has successfully carried out the world first statutory and associated class intermediate surveys with the use of remote technologies on the bulk carrier Cielo di Gaspesie, owned by the d’Amico Group.
The survey included an inspection of the hull and machinery. The ship is subject to the programme of inspections set by the international ESP Code; close-up surveys of ballast tanks and cargo holds were carried out accordingly, through drones.
After the completion of the survey, the Cielo di Gaspesie was assigned the new class notation “REMOTE” by RINA. This new notation identifies the ships deemed by the Society to be eligible to be surveyed remotely for the largest scope of class surveys as well as periodical ones.
Commenting on the occasion, Paolo Moretti, CEO of RINA Services, said that the shipping industry is going through a permanent change. The COVID-19 emergency has just accelerated the already growing demand for remote services from the industry.
From the beginning of the pandemic, the request for remote inspections has tripled compared to the previous period … Remote technologies reach a level of detail that the human eye can’t and allows RINA’s specialists attending onshore to carry out an even more detailed inspection of the vessel