According to the company, it is anticipated that the use of certified drones to carry out inspections of enclosed spaces will not only reduce the time to carry out scheduled survey work, but will improve visual records, while minimising risk, bringing substantial benefits to owners, insurers and classification societies.

David Knukkel, CEO of RIMS BV commented on the approval: “To be acknowledged by one of the largest established and respected class societies shows that we are on the right track to deliver safe and approved drone surveys for the marine industry.”