Drones Allow Surveys Without Scaffolds

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

DNV GL has completed several tests using drones to support hull surveys of vessels. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote structural components has the potential to significantly reduce survey times and staging costs, while at the same time improving safety for the surveyors. The tests used a camera-equipped drone to visually evaluate structural components through video streamed to a tablet.

(As published in the January 2016 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

Marine News Magazine, page 56,  Jan 2016

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