ROBotics technology for INspection of Ships, aimed at filling technology and regulatory gaps that today still represent a barrier to the adoption of robotics systems in ship inspections
The spread of coronavirus is affecting many aspects of daily life, with an impact on several sectors worldwide. This has major implications for the marine industry too. The reason is that access restrictions have been applied to areas with the purpose of reducing potential infection risk. Such a situation poses a serious challenge to the traditional activities of ship classification societies.
In this context, remote visual inspection techniques can make an important contribution to carry out the necessary surveys. In fact, taking into account the restrictions related to Covid-19, some Flag Administrations are issuing circulars authorizing remote inspections on a case by case basis. Thanks to dedicated advanced technologies and an extensive experience in this field, RINA is able to provide a full range of remote testing and certification services in compliance with global and national standards.
Conducting these activities remotely allows to minimize health risks both on the side of the clients and of the surveyors. Moreover, we are strongly committed to ensure that all the activities being performed are in compliance with the highest health safety standards.
In the absence of certifications where required, ships are not allowed to sail and marine equipment cannot be produced or used. Our remote solutions allow to overcome these obstacles reducing downtime.
Even if these services are completely new and innovative, they have already proved extremely effective providing the same high level of reliability as the traditional ones.
A key advantage of our remote solutions is a decreased request and execution time. Furthermore, they allow to minimize travel time and related costs.