Shipyards and shipowners are now imposed to control and document that watertight cable transits on ships and mobile offshore units are installed, modified and maintained according to the manufacturers guidelines.

A common problem in the industry has been that these cable transits are installed or modified incorrectly, causing great risk to the asset. The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has addressed this through its updated unified requirements, applicable to all new builds contracted after 1 July 2021.

In short, these unified requirements require the shipyard to deliver to the shipowner a register with complete documentation of installation, compliant with the manufacturer’s guidelines. The shipowner must maintain this register, and any changes or modifications to it must be documented.

The register must be reviewed annually, and the cable transits must be inspected on a 5 year basis. These inspections must be documented in the register.

Inspectio’s equipment database, in combination with the inspection projects, can help you solve this massive task more efficiently and with excellent compliance documentation. Set up custom task templates reflecting the manufacturers’ guidelines and apply the checkpoints to the various types of transits with a few clicks. Keep control of thousands of transits for the classification society’s review.

With your licence’s flexibility, you can use the same tool for your own personnel performing regular inspections and share access to your assets with approved third-party service companies, allowing them to document any inspections in your own database.

Keep up with changing requirements using Inspectio.