Tag: Remote Inspection

COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections
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COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) has approved the use of RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian flagged vessels. Shipowner d’Amico will take advantage of this facility in a pilot case across the fleet. As the marine industry adjusts to the constraints placed on people’s movements imposed by national Governments to limit...

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...

Marlink enhances remote support with BridgeLink smart maintenance app
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Marlink enhances remote support with BridgeLink smart maintenance app

The Marlink Group company Telemar, which is dedicated to Bridge Electronics, onboard services and maintenance, has enhanced its remote support capabilities within the recently launched BridgeLink solution. Telemar engineers will use the BridgeLink Smart Maintenance Application to provide pro-active support to reduce potential down-time and increase efficiency of Bridge Electronics hardware as well as associated...

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...