SYVR matchmaking platform and the International Institute of Marine Surveying announce joint initiative

Henrik Uth (pictured left) and Mike Schwarz
Henrik Uth (pictured left) and Mike Schwarz

After many months of discussion, SYVR, the first open worldwide matchmaking platform between clients and marine surveyors and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), the leading global professional body for marine surveyors, have announced a joint working initiative.

The two organisations in parallel have been pushing technological boundaries for the marine surveying industry over the past two years. Both organisations are driven by the desire to increase marine surveying standards and to ensure that only those surveyors who have Continue reading “SYVR matchmaking platform and the International Institute of Marine Surveying announce joint initiative”

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore complete first drone survey

Bureau Veritas has completed its first survey by drone
Bureau Veritas has completed its first survey by drone

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore has completed its first survey by drone, carried out in the holds of a bulk carrier in an Italian port. The scope was an intermediate survey on a bulk carrier and consisted of close-up inspections and ultrasonic thickness measurements (UTM) conducted by the drone in two cargo hold spaces. The required prior agreement from the flag authority was confirmed – all the more necessary as the ship is subject to the IMO Code for the Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP).

Remote Inspection Techniques (RIT) were reflected in BV’s rules in 2019. The drone operator involved in this survey is certified by Bureau Veritas for both RIT and UTM.

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Through-bulkhead seal safety enhanced by non-welding advancement

Through-bulkhead
Through-bulkhead

A new solution for sealing metal pipes without welding is speeding up installation time and cutting costs in shipyards, while also enhancing the safety of the through-bulkhead seal.

Roxtec’s SPM seal holds pipes in place by use of a metal and rubber sandwich. No welding is required. A gasket of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber is held between two flanges of marine grade 316 stainless steel. The seal is slid over the end of the pipe, then the pipe is pushed into an oversized aperture on the bulkhead. Continue reading “Through-bulkhead seal safety enhanced by non-welding advancement”

Fire fighting simulator contract for Norwegian Sea Rescue Society announced

Cutting-edge K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator
Cutting-edge K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has announced it has been awarded its first K-Sim Safety simulator contract with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (NSRS). Under the terms of the agreement, KDI has committed to deliver a brand-new, cutting-edge K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFFS) to the NSRS for installation in its Horten-based training center in Norway.

The full-mission K-Sim Safety AFFS is a new fire fighting simulator solution designed in accordance with the objectives and stipulations of STCW Advanced Firefighting courses. Specifically, it addresses regulation VI/3, section A-VI/3, table Continue reading “Fire fighting simulator contract for Norwegian Sea Rescue Society announced”

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