Mitsui O.S.K. Line. (MOL) and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL) have successfully used a made-in-Japan flying drone to inspect the hold of a MOL-operated coal carrier.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has officially launched Singapore’s first Maritime Drone Estate (MDE) in conjunction with the 15th Singapore Maritime Week.
Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled the next generation of its advanced HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
BASSnet has launched its BASSnet Inspection mobile app, which is fully integrated with BASSnet SAFIR (Safety & Improvement Reporting), allowing vessel and shore-based personnel to instantly go digital when conducting audits and inspections on site.
Marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has developed a remote Dynamic Positioning (DP) inspection service, allowing clients to comply with DP trials, regardless of the current limits on travel to vessels. This new service is an extension of the existing DP inspection offer.
The Liberian Registry is implementing remote Annual Safety Inspections (ASI) onboard its ships as a direct response to the major restrictions faced by dispatching inspectors, under the current health guidelines and restrictions around the globe.
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 on his fleet.
Singapore-based Avetics Global has received Lloyd’s Register certification as approved service supplier to conduct surveys using Remote Inspection Technique (RIT) on the structure of ships and mobile offshore units by via unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAV) and attending surveyor for close-up survey.
Sovcomflot has chosen the ABB Ability Marine Remote Diagnostic System (RDS) for eleven vessels operating in the Arctic and Russia’s Far East, helping to optimise safety and performance through 24/7 remote support.
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.
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