Tag: Remote Inspection

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...