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.
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.
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.