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Sky Futures targets UAS vessel inspection market
Sky-Futures USA has been certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to carry out UAS internal vessel inspections.
The certification follows a two-day survey demonstration on a bulk carrier vessel inside the cargo hold, the fore peak tank and lower stool space, in order to replicate a confined space inspection service.
Now with an External Specialist rating the company can provide UAS services, including data analysis, to support marine and offshore customers carrying out classification and statutory survey missions, to improve safety and reduce risk at client facilities.
Sky-Futures supplies all reports through its Expanse software.
Jay Forte, VP operations Sky-Futures USA, said: ‘We’re very proud to have been awarded this rating by ABS and to have become the first approved drone specialist for vessel inspection.
‘We have particularly appreciated the recognition of our outstanding operational safety and procedures by ABS, an organisation which is globally acknowledged for setting standards for safety and excellence in classification in the marine and offshore industries.’
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