Cleveland Cascades LtdPort of StocktonThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of South LouisianaTBA GroupSailors Society
  • Cimbria
  • TBA Group
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • TOC Events
  • Port of South Louisiana

ClassNK adds to approves RIMS for use of drones

(Posted on 03/09/18)

RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) continues in their quest in the practical integration of drone technology in the world maritime surveying with yet another class society approval for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, this time from ClassNK.
 
Over the past 12 months RIMS have successfully secured class approvals from multiple societies; Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, RINA, KRS and now ClassNK.
 
The certification for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, from these classification societies opens the option of drone use to more shipowners and managers for inspections.
 
The use of drones during surveys enables remote live on-screen object inspection, which can result in the elimination of the use of costly access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers. The technology used in this way in turn then offers additional substantial benefits to shipowners and managers such as; reduction in the time to carry out a survey, minimising of risk, as well as cost savings.
 
David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS said; “We want to ensure we can offer our services as an option to all, and we shall continue to put our efforts into obtaining further class approval to ensure this is the case.
 
“Our journey and the future of the technology is looking promising and we are really seeing a positive shift which these class approvals only enhance further. The benefits of the drone technology are vast, and we will continue in our mission to demonstrate what these benefits are to the maritime industry.”

Latest News

FPC orders two new Siwertell unloaders

(Posted on 24/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell has received an order for two 640 D-type Siwertell ship unloaders from Formosa Plastics... Read more


Customisation is the future for connectivity

(Posted on 24/02/21)

In this digital age, maritime communications are set to move away from the ‘one size fits all&... Read more


Bedeschi success in Oman and USA

(Posted on 17/02/21)

The client Al Sarh Trading Co. in Qatar has commissioned Bedeschi to supply handling equipment to operate... Read more


Bruks Siwertell speaks your language

(Posted on 17/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell is strengthening its commitment to understanding the core businesses of its customers... Read more


Nippon launches new antifouling technology

(Posted on 17/02/21)

Leading coatings manufacturer Nippon Paint Marine has launched a new antifouling technology which enhances... Read more


Konecranes wins China cranes on barges order

(Posted on 11/02/21)

In the first quarter of 2021, Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. ordered two eco-efficient... Read more


MacGregor signs Load Line agreement

(Posted on 10/02/21)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a two year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with Load Line Marine... Read more


Siwertell upgrade secures agribulk productivity

(Posted on 04/02/21)

Bruks Siwertell has won a service order for the total replacement of the electrical control system,... Read more


Wärtsilä Voyage shares tech update at SMM

(Posted on 04/02/21)

From unconnected traditional sails to data-driven intelligent ships and ports that make voyages safer... Read more


Mantsinen strengthens presence in France

(Posted on 01/02/21)

Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy and its Belgian distributor Heavy Handling bv have agreed to deepen their co-... Read more


CimbriaViganTelestackTOC EventsPort of Vancouver USABühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Port of Stockton
  • Vigan

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping