DNV has launched a mobile inspection app that helps shipowners and managers record and follow-up their onboard safety inspections, all while providing onshore staff instant access to the results.

“Many shipping companies are aware of the possibility of inconsistent or incomplete safety reporting and limited possibilities for gaining useful analytics if inspectors are using non-digitalised reporting methods,” said DNV. “ShipManager’s new solution takes maritime safety and quality processes to a new level of usability and availability. The mobile inspection app enables reporting online or offline on all devices, whether laptop, desktop, mobile or tablet.”

It is designed for all kinds of planned or ad-hoc safety inspections and easily captures the results via text, audio, photos and videos. This, according to DNV, improves the quality and accuracy of descriptions for findings, making it easier to determine the actions that need to be carried out, and with less risk of missing important information.

The ShipManager solutions are part of DNV’s maritime software portfolio for ship management and operations, installed on board approximately 7,000 vessels worldwide. ShipManager provides modules for technical management, procurement, hull integrity management, dry docking, QHSE, crewing and business intelligence.