Ship classification society DNV GL has released a new form of reporting programme to help identify and develop high-impact risk control measures in the field of fleet management.
Collaborating with a major cruise line, DNV GL has introduced the new barrier management reporting programme leveraging on the survey output of 23 cruise ships.
The newly formed report emphasises the safety barriers and trends capitalising on DNV GL’s experience with barrier management in the offshore oil and gas industry.
DNV GL – Maritime vice-president and regional director of division Americas Paal Johansen said: "This new barrier management reporting system has emerged from cross-industry research and development that is continually taking place at DNV GL and will help our customers make the most of the data they are already generating.
"This pilot programme is an excellent example of how working together with our key customers can help to create more value from their data, without adding complexity or additional processes."
The new reporting programme distinguishes each finding by designating a colour coding scheme according to a system of safety barriers and then attach a severity rating to it.
The reports summarises the findings for the shore-side management teams which highlights fleet score used as input for tracking safety over time and measuring the effect of risk-reducing measures; a list of the most vulnerable barrier elements fleet-wide; and a list of the ten most vulnerable ships in the fleet as well as their performance on the most vulnerable barrier elements.
It is noted that the report is based on the passenger ship safety certificate (PSSC) surveys, which involve two or more than two surveyors who analyse the scenario involving the assessment of the safety barriers on board the ship for a week.
The findings are discussed among the surveyors and officers at daily meetings and walk-throughs with a mission to ascertain the safety trend across the fleet.
Image: Paal Johansen, the DNV GL Maritime vice-president. Photo: courtesy of DNV GL AS.