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E.R. Schiffahrt launches inspections app

E.R. Schiffahrt has introduced a new ‘app’ that can be used to create inspection reports and automatically send specific recommendations directly to Fleet Manager, the company’s in-house database.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The app will be used to document results from regular vessel inspections without the need for paperwork. Previously crews were required to perform inspections using a pen and camera before compiling their reports by hand in a Word file, whereas now this can all be done directly on a smartphone using the app.

Most inspection reports can be completed in a matter of days rather than weeks, E.R. Schiffahrt says, providing immediate information for the technical team and captain on board. Once the report is finished, all of the associated data, comments and corrective actions are presented in the Fleet Manager database.

The app is structured in nine sections with around 250 points that can be rated, which include examination of the hull, deck, equipment, engine room and engines, as well as the testing, navigation, communications and security systems.

In addition to a pure assessment of physical condition, extra information can be stored using a comment feature, and it is also possible to record voice memos, photos and videos using the smartphone.

In developing this solution, the IT team at E.R. Schiffahrt says it worked with a version of the Hanseaticsoft Inspection Report app, tailored to the needs of its inspectors and linked to the in-house fleet management system.{/mprestriction}

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