Survitec has introduced a new pre-inspection solution as part of the drydock safety service тхат help ship managers optimize their drydocking schedules.
The newly-introduced pre-inspection service is created to support the servicing and inspection of all onboard safety and lifesaving equipment.
It involves a qualified service technician boarding the ship during normal port operations to assess and verify the scope of work as well as to help to ensure that drydock projects don’t are completed in a timely manner and that ships leave on time, certified and within budget.
“It smooths the entire dry-docking process,” said Jan-Oskar Lid, Survitec technical sales manager.
“Advance planning pays dividends in terms of efficiency and transparency for owners and operators to plan and budget accordingly with a full scope of work planned and ready before the vessel enters drydock.
“A pre-inspection does not have to take place in the same yard or location where the dry dock will take place. This is the advantage of our global service station network.”
The service also includes the Survitec team reviewing and creating a schedule that is in line with regulatory requirements. This includes reviewing the safety certificates and documentation and liaising with the shipyard and suppliers to speed up procurement and equipment servicing.
“The value of a pre-inspection call or visit has been demonstrated time and again over our many years’ experience of safety servicing,” explained Lid.
“Our trained technicians can identify issues that the ship owner or manager may not have yet recognized or may have been misdiagnosed. For example, one customer ordered a gas top-up for a CO2 low-pressure system. During a preparatory call, we were able to identify an underlying issue with the tank and arrange the necessary repairs. If this issue had not been identified until the time of service, the vessel could have been left off hire for longer, causing costly delays to their operating schedule.”
Finn Lende-Harung, commercial director, Fire, said: “With 100+ years’ experience as an OEM, we are fully conversant with IMO, Flag, Class and brand requirements for the different equipment and service intervals. We also have a global servicing network and the reach to service at all the major dry dock locations worldwide, in line with a vessel’s operational profile.”
“All our technicians follow standardized procedures to ensure the level of service, quality and professionalism are the same irrespective of location. From the customer’s point of view, they are dealing with a single solution provider, one trusted supplier that solves all the issues.”