Medea launched the Remote DP ANNUAL TRIALS System
The Remote DP Annual Trials (*) are almost to be considered as an alternative to the conventional “attended” trials and they became a known practice among the offshore stakeholders.
Medea has consolidated this practice with some prototype project since 2015. Under the scenario of the unmanned ships, “remote” tools may play a certain role on the ground of marine connectivity and ship’s computerization.
Gennaro Russolillo, GM di Medea, commented:
"Remote DP Trials have their plus and their minus for sure, but theworld is going through the direction of e-applications and remote control. Therefore we pursued this must: to research and develop a solution appropriate to the term “remote” based on our experience of DP Auditors. We finally launched BeReady, the web-application dedicated to schedule, document, validate the remote trials for the purpose of the DP Annual Audit Report."
By Remote DP Annual Trials + BeReady:
- the DP Auditor prepares the ship-specific annual programme (enrolled over 12 months) specific per la nave,
- the vessel’s manager may schedule the DP trials in consideration of vessel’s idle periods,
- the vessel’s crew may carry out the test under the step-by-step guidance given by BeReady,
- the DP Auditor may assess and validated the test,
- the fleet manager may monitor the process from the data entry till the final IMCA report.
Gennaro Russolillo added:
"The benefits of the Remote DP Trials are multiple: for example, trials can be planned/rolled out in 12months time span; tests can be carried out during idle or waiting periods; no need for a DP auditor to attend (cost-effective). The benefits of BeReady are those one mutated from the web-app technology of mobility, multi-level and multi-access content management."
BeReady is free of charge and included in the package of DP Annual Audit.
BeReady can be also implemented within Neptunus as a module or kept independent on a dedicated platform. Neptunus is the web-based and easy-to-use software designed for ship managers and operators to facilitate all the aspects related to ISM, ISO, DL271, MLC and planned maintenance. It allows to easily keep all documentation in order and up do date while all economical and technical parameters are kept under control.
(*) Remote DP Trials are intended for vessel already FMEA-tested and known to Medea. Subject to final acceptance by Medea