In the wake of COVID-19 in 2020, PSA Marine relooked at its’ operations and identified opportunities to redefine work processes. In collaboration with Bureau Veritas Marine Singapore, PSA Marine has conducted a remote marine survey for PSA Aspen, a dual fuel LNG harbour tug.
A mandatory annual marine survey of classification and statutory requirements was performed digitally, where the scope includes inspecting the hull, machinery, load lines, safety and telecommunications equipment. With the aid of smart mobile devices and optimised live-streaming application, the crew onboard PSA Aspen and a surveyor in Bureau Veritas’s office, were able to communicate to conduct the survey. The surveyor conveyed instructions live, seeing and recording relevant images and real-time video, while archiving material capability for the electronic survey report, enabling quick and effective communication.
“The innovative technologies used in the remote survey have enabled PSA Marine to complete our surveys on schedule despite COVID-19, while ensuring our harbour tugs continue serving our customers without delay or disruptions. Our employees have embraced these changes and technologies with agility and resilience. They are fully supportive of PSA Marine’s continuing efforts to build a smarter, safer and more efficient fleet of the future,” said Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine.
Supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the project marks the first time a harbour tug registered under the Singapore Registry of Ships has undergone a fully accredited annual survey conducted remotely, without a surveyor physically present onboard the vessel. This pilot project has demonstrated how our digital capability works in practice to set a template for future delivery in PSA Marine as the world moves into a new normal.
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