Update 7 February, 2020:
In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, DNV GL has set-up a global project team to take the precautionary measures necessary for the protection of our employees, while ensuring business operations for our customers run as smoothly as possible.
Our Shanghai survey Planning Centre is actively monitoring the situation in all major ports and cities in Greater China. Survey requests are being assessed based on the latest available information and responded to as quickly as possible.
DNV GL is making every effort to provide onboard services to your vessel during this time. However, travel restrictions and restricted access to ports from local authorities are being applied dynamically to deal with the outbreak, and this may affect our ability to provide services. To attempt to avoid disruption to our services due to this, we have already arranged to have surveyors present in major port cities.
We would ask that in advance of any onboard survey, you contact your appointed port agent, as our surveyors will need their assistance to arrange boarding.
Where possible, DNV GL will use our remote survey scheme. Our 24/7 DATE (Direct Access to Technical Experts) services remain available globally.
In the case of surveys becoming overdue due to our inability to attend, please contact our DATE services for a solution.
If you have any questions regarding these developments, please get in touch with your local point of contact directly.
Through this challenging time, we ask that you take every precaution to keep yourself, families, colleagues and crews safe. At DNV GL, we will be doing our utmost to ensure that we continue to work together to provide our services and deliver your projects.