The Korean Register (KR) has begun conducting inspection services using drones, following the completion of a collaboration and research project conducted with the University of Gyeongnam Geochang.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expanded its range of digital services for ships visiting the port, as the organisation reaffirmed its commitment to keeping Singapore at the forefront of technological innovation in the maritime sector.
Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP) to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces for use in ship surveys.
RIMS BV (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) has been named as an approved service supplier by Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, which will allow RIMS drones to be used during surveys of the hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV.
Trondheim-based Blueye Robotics, a company which originated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS), has developed an underwater drone that can perform hull inspections without the need for divers or ROVs.
Maritime technology company Martek Marine has been included by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in a framework deal to develop Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in the maritime environment.
Robotica in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS) has launched a new inspection service for enclosed spaces using Elios drone technology, targeted at the maritime and offshore industries.
DNV GL reports that it has recently completed its first production surveys using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone, with 14 tanks on the MV Apollo, a chemical tanker owned by Carl Büttner Shipmanagement in Bremerhaven, Germany, inspected over a period of two and a half days by two DNV GL surveyors.
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