Posted on January 21, 2021
Global Drone Inspection (GDI), a new subsidiary company of robotic inspection specialists RIMS BV, has introduced the use of Remotely Operated Vehicles for underwater inspections.
Building on the experience gained by sister company, RIMS BV, who are now an established, class approved supplier of UAV (aerial drone) inspections in the maritime industry, GDI can now offer customers fast, flexible and safe inspections of stern tube seals, bow thrusters, hull land markings, as well as in use tanks, which are often unable to be emptied for inspections.
Using leading technology from Blueye Robotics, their small ROV provides high definition video recordings and images to clients. This high-tech equipment is also able to stream live video, enabling real time decision making with regards to repairs and future maintenance.
This mini ROV from Blueye Robotics won the European Commercial Marine Industry Award for Innovation at Seawork in 2017.
By Jake Frith