Bureau Veritas completes inspection of first remote underwater ship
The French classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has successfully completed the proof of concept project for underwater remote surveys on a Corsica linea ship, the Mediterranean, using the Seasam technology eco-system from Notilo Plus.
As a substitute for docking surveys at negotiated intervals or to inspect hull damage, efficient underwater inspection of shipping vessels is critical for the industry.
BV has been evaluating possibilities for successful remote inspection services to be offered. An in-water survey of a ship located in Marseille has been monitored from its headquarters in Paris, using the Seasam system.
“Underwater remote surveys can improve safety, reduce risk, time and expenses to provide better results. Maintaining the integrity and safety of a ship is a huge task. This new underwater technology brings digital classification to another level providing new opportunities to both our clients and to BV," said Laurent Leblanc, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations for Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.
As one of the potential alternatives to the conventional diver in-water survey, the Seasam drone, sensors, and control system with Notilo Plus software has successfully demonstrated revolutionary and enhanced capabilities.
“Collecting reliable, localized, high quality data and analysing it to provide insightful hull management advice will make ship operations safer and reduce fuel consumption, as well as the industry’s environmental impact," said Nicolas Gambini CEO of Notilo Plus.
Maritime Business World