Global Drone Inspection ROV for water inspections

05 February 2021

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.

Building on the experience gained by sister company, RIMS BV, who are now an established, class approved supplier of UAV 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.

The condition of the coatings, anti-fouling, deformations, damages, leaking seals, rudders and propellers require regular inspections, so there is a real need for fast, real-time, safe, and cost-effective inspections of floating assets and internals of tanks. GDI can now offer this service, operating the ROVs safely following the same procedures used currently for RIMS UAV 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.

Details provided by WAKE Media.