MOL and ACSL announced the success of a demonstration test using a made-in-Japan flying drone to inspect the hold of a MOL-operated coal carrier in May.
Global Drone Inspection (GDI), the new subsidiary company of robotic inspection specialists RIMS BV, have introduced the use of ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) for the inspection of in water ship assets.
Among these, drones, are seen becoming a regular tool of use in the maritime industry as plays an important role in ship safety and optimises maintenance operations.
A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 meter high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel.
Close-up inspection and survey conducted in a bulk carrier and included close-up inspection and ultrasonic thickness measurements
ARIES oil field services, is now the Middle East’s 1st establishment to be approved and certificated for Remote Inspection Techniques specialist (UAV) for Ships and Offshore units by ABS.
For the next 12 months, a new drone trial is taking flight to support vital search and rescue activities around the coast of Essex, thanks to a partnership between Essex Police, the MCA and RNLI.
MOL announced that it partnered with Sekido Co., Ltd. and MOL Marine Co., Ltd. to test the use of a subsea ROV to inspect the submerged areas of the hull on a MOL Marine-operated cable-laying ship.
RIMS BV have received a further two certifications from DNV GL and the Indian Class Register, for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces.
MOL announced that it participated in a demonstration test of ship class survey using aerial drones to inspect a MOL-operated coal carrier in service, along with ClassNK, Hitachi Systems, Ltd., and Mitsui Co., Ltd.