ERETES – The online survey status platform

20 December 2014 

ERETES is a free platform for the Owners / Managers / Operators as well as flag Administrations of Dromon Bureau of Shipping (Dromon BS) Classed vessels or vessels that have been issued with statutory certification by this Bureau.

Through ERETES the users can retrieve information on vessels such as:

  • General information about the fleet
  • Pending, Completed and Overdue surveys
  • Due surveys through the “Survey Calendar”
  • Download copies of classification and statutory certificates
  • Download copies of manuals
  • Export a complete survey status report
  • Request a survey

The platform is constantly updated as it uses identical database of Dromon BS Head Office for recording vessel’s information.

The platform is having a responsive design which means that it provides an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to tablets and mobile devices.

To apply for an account please visit

What ERETES means?

ERETES are the Rowers of Dromon Vessels.

In the 10th century AD three types of Dromon vessels distinguished.  These were the minor, the average and the major Dromon vessels.

The minor Dromon vessel had 25 paddles on each side and a total of 50 ERETES.  It was light and fast vessel used in important missions or pursue.  The average Dromon vessel had 50 paddles on each side at two successive rows, or 25 per row.  The ERETES located on the top were considered the elite rowers as well as the best fighters.  The major Dromon vessel had 200 ERETES in two tiers. Two ERETES were used for each paddle due to the large size of the vessel.

The size of Dromon vessel has been calculated to be approximately at 35 meters and could reach up to 50 meters in length.  ERETES were rowing Dromon vessels at a speed of 6 to 7 nautical miles an hour.

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