Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has completed implementation of the System of Technical Ordering and Reporting Management – STORM, which enables effective control of the survey process on a 24/7 basis. This new advanced software enables controlling and monitoring of ship surveys under construction and in service. The scope of surveys to be performed as well as certificates or endorsements are strictly regulated by statutory requirements, maritime administrations and RS rules. STORM helps to determine the scope required for each particular survey.
Prior to work on board the surveyor can obtain detailed information on the items and scope of technical survey by generating the checklist from the RS electronic database. Upon completion of the ship survey, the system generates the final report, and the data are immediately transmitted to the RS unified survey database and ship electronic files, accessible to the authorized RS personnel, owners and maritime administrations.
A transition from ‘hard copies’ to electronic checklists will enable surveyors obtaining detailed and up-to-date information on the condition of particular items and the scope of the forthcoming survey, thus saving reporting time. STORM allows carrying out surveys by several surveyors representing different disciplines at the same time while enabling incorporation of all findings in a single final document.