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21 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:38 GMT+2

March 24, 2020

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The Naval Registry of Liberia has activated a system of remote management electronic and of the documentary procedures

In the within of the initiatives in order to contribute to the control of the Covid-19, an operation is activated also with Italian RINA pilot in order to inspect the ships of Friend at a distance

The Naval Registry of Liberia (LISCR), which measure in order to contribute to the control of the spread of the pandemic of Covid-19, has announced the activation of a system of remote management electronic and of determined aspects key of the procedures of recording of the ships and registration of the naval mortgages and the start of an initiative pilot, in partnership with the society of classification and certification RINA, with the use of instruments planned from the Italian company in order to carry out controls and inspections from remote on the ships clappers Liberian flag.

The LISCR has emphasized that draft of measures unprecedented, but much necessary, that they represent solutions practical alternatives for the activities that come normally carried out personally. Finding that numerous governments all over the world are arranging to blocks and restrictions to the travels in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Liberian Registry has observed that this could cause serious interruptions to the documentary procedures and the measures adopted from the Liberian Registry constitute an immediate solution to this potential risk.

"These measures - it has evidenced the chief operating officer of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry, Alfonso Castillero - represented a given necessity the gravity of this total crisis". As for the collaboration with Italian RINA, Castillero has explained that "technology RINA, very which broke in and reliable, facilitates the normal operations on our fleet, having been profitable accessible the ships when the displacement of the surveyor is almost impossible. With 12% of the entire world-wide fleet, the LISCR is always to the search of technologies in order to innovate, to increase to safety and the efficiency of the field and to simplify the activities of our customers".

In an operation pilot, it will be the Italian shipowning society of Friend to take advantage of the advantages of technology RINA on its fleet. "For the group of Friend - it has commented Savior of Friend, fleet director of Friendly Society of Navigation and honorary consul of the Republic of Liberia - safety of the crews, the earth staff and the operativity of the ships is a priority. The shipowners and all the operators of the field find themselves, today, to face a challenge unprecedented that they will be able to win only remaining united and finding entirety solutions technologically advanced in order protect the human life and in order to assure the continuity of the operations in efficient way. By now from years, the group of Friend collaborates with RINA in order to apply to the industry of shipping the technology, than in this moment more than ever, it is revealed indispensable in order to inspect the ships at a distance when the possibility of the technicians to go on board is extremely limited".

Remembering to have begun to in May experience the inspections from remote 2019 within a wider project than digitalisation of the company, RINA has announced to have carried out from then about 300 inspections from remote and that for the month in course a decided increase of the demands is attended, with more than 60 inspections in program. "Besides the instruments for the remote ones inspection as droni and ROV - Nello Sulfaro has explained, CEO of RINA Services - we use also an adulterated set with television camera to apply on a protecting helmet and a new app for the smartphone. This last one is a lot appreciated, because once unloaded on the cell phone the inspectors of the RINA can take the control of the device and inspect the ship through an engineer of the place".

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