Small ROV Used for Underwater Inspection of Shipping Vessels

By Mike Ball / 10 May 2019
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Blueye Pioneer ROV

Blueye Robotics has announced that it has formed a partnership with Inchcape Shipping Services, providing underwater inspection services via ROV (remotely operated vehicle) through its global network of ship agents and marine surveyors.

Inchcape Shipping Services and their Marine Survey and Inspection team will expand their underwater inspection services with the Blueye Pioneer. By being able to deploy the underwater drone within minutes, the Inchcape team will have a powerful tool saving both time and cost for their customers through their global network of over 300 proprietary offices, in 68 countries.

The Blueye Pioneer underwater drone is designed for optimal performance in all conditions and at depths of up to 150 m. With its vertical design, the ROV moves with total stability and combined with the auto heading and auto depth features, the Blueye Pioneer is easy to operate through the Blueye App. With a functional operating time of 2 hours, LED lights and full HD camera, the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone can be applied to many different use cases.

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Through Inchcape’s global Marine Survey and Inspection network, the Inchcape team will utilise cutting edge technology, local knowledge and maritime experience to enable underwater inspection using the Blueye Pioneer. Inchcape will be directly supplying services with the ROV in strategic locations around the world, providing a quick, cost effective and safe alternative for underwater inspections. Commencing immediately in Australasia, the survey team combines technology and knowledge to deliver vessel and port infrastructure inspections. This service enables prompt and informed decision making in regards to hull condition and damage reports, bio-foul inspection and management, to support operational, environmental and asset management.

The new partnership enables customers of Inchcape to directly source the Blueye Pioneer through the Inchcape global network with delivery coordinated directly to vessel or port.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact