ABS to inspect aerial wind turbines with drones

ABS Group has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver joint aerial wind turbine and equipment inspections utilizing sophisticated drone technology as a cost-effective solution.

DNV GL presents modern class solutions at Posidonia 2016

Classification Society DNV GL issued the importance of new modern classification, driving safety and digitalization solutions in the framework of today’s tough maritime market at their press conference at Posidonia trade fair,on Tuesday.

DNV GL performs first drone production survey

Classification society DNV GL announced at the Posidonia trade fair that it had recently completed the first production surveys using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone. The survey took place on the MV Apollo, a chemical tanker owned by Carl Büttner Shipmanagement GmbH, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Two DNV GL surveyors used the drone to inspect 14 tanks over a period of two and a half days.

Researchers develop underwater drones

Low-cost underwater unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) are to scan the ocean and gather environmental information for management of one of Europe’s busiest ports using ground-breaking technology from European researchers.

European unmanned maritime surveillance testing scheduled for this summer

The AR5 Life Ray UAS has been selected by the ESA and the EMSA to demonstrate the first European maritime surveillance system where drones are integral to operations. The first demonstration will be performed this summer over the Maltese waters of the Mediterranean sea, said Pedro Sinogas, TEKEVER CEO

LR releases guidance note for drone inspections

Lloyd’s Register has issued a new guidance which supports industry in the safe and effective deployment of next generation drone and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology that can significantly improve productivity gains through reducing risk exposure, survey times and in-service inspection costs of offshore, marine and onshore infrastructure

Maersk Tankers: Flown out by drone

Drones could cut time and costs for deliveries and inspections across the Maersk Group – but they must be reliable and absolutely safe. Maersk Tankers is testing delivery to vessels on drones that have been certified for explosive environments.


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