[Watch] Drones to Replace Surveyors in Hull Survey

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DNV GL has conducted several tests to survey hull using drones.  The classification team based in Gdansk, Poland, conducted the tests in Remontowa Shipyard.

Drones can:

  • Reduce survey times and staging costs,
  • Improve safety for the Surveyors.

Survey Highlights:

  • The camera-equipped drone was used to visually evaluate structural components through video streamed to a tablet, which was also recorded for review and documentation purposes.
  • One surveyor operated the drone, while a second checked the video feed in real time.
  • Equipped with a powerful headlight, the drone was able to produce a video of sufficient quality for initial inspection purposes.
  • In the event any damage is detected, a traditional close-up survey may still be required.

Credits:

Cezary Galinski, Manager of the DNV GL – Maritime classification flying squad based in Gdansk, said: “We have been looking at ways we could help our customers by accelerating the survey process.  Camera-equipped drones are now much more widely available and affordable and by using them for a first screening, we can identify areas that require closer inspection quickly and without extensive staging, which can be both costly and time-consuming.”

Check out the video featuring drones surveying the ship’s hull.

Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only.  This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort.  Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.

SourceDNV GL

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