Tag: <span>Drones</span>

F-drones raises seed round funding with major shipping companies
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F-drones raises seed round funding with major shipping companies

F-drones, a Singapore-based start-up developing large scale autonomous drones for maritime logistics, has announced its success in raising its seed capital. The round was led by ship manager Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). The round also saw participation from the Schulte Group, a reputed shipowner and manager with over 135 years of experience, through its venture...

Port of Antwerp uses drones to monitor pollution
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Port of Antwerp uses drones to monitor pollution

Port authorities in Antwerp, Belgium, are making use of the European Maritime Space Agency’s (EMSA’s) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to support day-to-day monitoring of port operations and rapid response to pollution incidents in the port area. The RPAS will enable the authorities to inspect at a distance their complex port environment which extends over...

Sulphur-sniffing drone patrols Danish strait
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Sulphur-sniffing drone patrols Danish strait

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has confirmed that over the next four months, a new drone that will sniff out sulphur emissions from ships will be tested over the Great Belt strait in Denmark. The drone is provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency and will operate in a specific area north of the Great...

Bureau Veritas performs first survey by drone
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Bureau Veritas performs first survey by drone

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (BV) has completed its first survey by drone. The survey was carried out in the holds of a bulk carrier in an Italian port.  The scope was an intermediate survey on a bulk carrier and consisted of close-up inspections and ultrasonic thickness measurements (UTM) conducted by the drone in two...

Optimising ship inspections with autonomous drones
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Optimising ship inspections with autonomous drones

Regular inspection and maintenance of ships’ tanks to detect corrosion, cracks and other issues is essential to minimise permanent damage and avoid hefty costs. Human inspectors have traditionally entered tanks and examined them visually, but this can be dangerous and expensive. New research indicates that autonomous drone-based surveys could offer a safer and more efficient...

Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions
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Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions

The Danish Maritime Authority is deploying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to monitor ship emissions around the Great Belt where tankers transit on their way to and from the Baltic Sea. The RPAS will specifically measure the ships’ sulphur emissions to check compliance with EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuel. The RPAS...

Wilhelmsen and Airbus complete drone delivery pilot
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Wilhelmsen and Airbus complete drone delivery pilot

Wilhelmsen and Airbus have delivered a variety of small items to working vessels at anchorage via drone technology as part of a drone pilot project in Singapore. Lifting off from Marina South Pier in Singapore with 3D printed consumables from Wilhelmsen’s onshore 3D printing micro-factory, the Airbus Skyways drone navigated autonomously along pre-determined ‘aerial-corridors’ in...

RIMS receives DNV GL certification for drone inspection technology
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RIMS receives DNV GL certification for drone inspection technology

RIMS BV has received another two certifications from DNV GL and the Indian Class Register for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. Including these latest additions, RIMS now has certification from eight classification societies for its drone technology that combined with skilled pilots, reduces safety risks and offers a...

RIMS receives ClassNK approval for use of drones in enclosed spaces
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RIMS receives ClassNK approval for use of drones in enclosed spaces

Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS) has received approval from ClassNK for the use of remote inspection techniques (drones) in enclosed spaces. The certification by classification societies for the use of drones during surveys of enclosed spaces enables shipowners and managers to choose remote inspection techniques for ship inspections, if they wish to do so. Using...

ClassNK releases Guidelines on drones
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ClassNK releases Guidelines on drones

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, which outline the range and procedures, technical considerations, and service supplier requirements for using drones as part of class surveys. The rapid pace of development of drone-related technologies is leading to their increased use in field inspections and surveys. However, there are a...

RIMS drones receive LR class approval
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RIMS drones receive LR class approval

Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS), a drones and robotics specialist, has received its fourth Classification Certificate as Recognised External Specialists from Lloyd’s Register for the use of drones during surveys of enclosed spaces. The drones, or Remote Inspection Techniques, were tested on a large deep-water construction vessel. Remote inspection using drones can save shipowners and...