Nauticuas are now approved to provide remote inspection services utilizing drones as an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) External Specialist.
This approval extends to the visual inspection of all marine and offshore units.
Nauticuas are an established inspection & survey company delivering services to the offshore, maritime and offshore wind markets.
The approval means that Nauticuas are certified to provide worldwide support to ABS surveyors and Owners who may wish to choose UAS/UAV inspections in support of class surveys on marine and offshore units. As highlighted by ABS and others, the use of UAs/UAVs helps to reduce safety risks to the Surveyor (e.g., working at heights) and, as a remote inspection technique, allows the attending Surveyor to evaluate the condition of the structure from a stationary location. This technique also provides a benefit to the asset Owner/Operator by reducing operational intrusiveness.
From a Nauticuas perspective, this approval “demonstrates the credibility of our service provision, and, more importantly, demonstrates that our processes are fully aligned with the Classification Society, in particular the latter’s’ emphasis on the need for UAS teams to provide competency in both UAS piloting and knowledge of the relevant Rules and their relationship to the assets under investigation. This is something that we as a service provider fully support and indeed emphasise.” Says Michael Reed, UAS Survey Manager/Surveyor. “Obtaining this approval is an important milestone on our journey as a trusted provider of UAS inspection support to Classification Societies in their vital role”.
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