Tag: Remote Inspection

Bourbon completes remote survey using DP system
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Bourbon completes remote survey using DP system

MAC, a Bureau Veritas (BV) company and Kongsberg Maritime have completed a remote inspection and audit survey on a Bourbon vessel using Kongsberg’s dynamic positioning (DP) system. The Kongsberg Maritime DP Digital Survey, developed in collaboration with Bourbon and Bureau Veritas was tested on the offshore support vessel (OSV) stationed off Angola. The digital tool...

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels
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DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels

DNV GL classed vessels are now able to utilise remote surveys for some inspections using the classification society’s Veracity data platform. Via an online connection or video streaming link, remote surveyors provide support to vessels anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for a DNV GL surveyor to be on-board the vessel. Documentation, images, video,...

ABS publishes guidance on remote inspection technologies
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ABS publishes guidance on remote inspection technologies

ABS has published guidance notes on the Use of Remote Inspection Technologies, detailing best practices for the use of drones on class surveys and non-class inspections. The guidance notes cover pilot-operated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles and Robotic Crawlers, collectively known as Remote Inspection Technologies (RITs). The guidance notes were developed following extensive marine...

ABS offers 24-hr global remote surveying
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ABS offers 24-hr global remote surveying

ABS has announced it is now offering remote surveying with 24-hour worldwide coverage to enable certain surveys to be performed without the surveyor being physically present on-board. The following survey types are presently suitable for ABS Remote Survey, with more to be added in the near future. Continuous Machinery Survey Tail Shaft or Tube Shaft...

Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat
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Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat

Yanmar and JAMSTEC are developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking that are expected to be used for maritime surveys and dangerous water operations. The Robotic Boat demonstration vehicle developed by Yanmar uses Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) for a compact, low cost manufacturing process. The FRP design also provides additional stability, allowing the vessel to right...

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...

Klaveness and DNV GL complete world’s first digital survey
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Klaveness and DNV GL complete world’s first digital survey

DNV GL and Klaveness Ship Management have performed the world’s first digital survey on-board the containership MV Bardu. The survey provided full insight into the maintenance data without the surveyor and principal engineer for DNV GL, Rolf Petter Hancke stepping on-board the vessel. Live dashboards at the Klaveness office in Olso allowed Hancke to examine the...

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...

HulllWiper secures first cleans at Australian port
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HulllWiper secures first cleans at Australian port

HullWiper’s underwater hull cleaning technology has completed its first month of operation at the Australian Port of Townsville with initial contracts already secured following its July 2018 launch. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) cleans vessels’ hulls using adjustable seawater jets under available pressure. This removes the need for abrasive brushes and improves the safety of...

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...

Aquabotix and Water Linked integrate ROVs with enhanced underwater GPS
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Aquabotix and Water Linked integrate ROVs with enhanced underwater GPS

Aquabotix, the company that develops portable underwater vehicles, has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology supplier, Water Linked. The partnership will integrate Water Linked’s Underwater GPS system with Aquabotix’s Endura remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to give better underwater positioning for various applications including vessel tank and hull inspections. Some ROV’s have limited position system options...

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...