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RIMS gets approval for UAS inspections

23rd February 2018 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS) has received further approvals from the Korean Register of Shipping for the use of UAS for surveys of confined spaces, the company announced on 19 February.

The use of UAS during survey operations allows users to carry out remote live on-screen object inspection rather than needing to bring in access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers. With this certification, shipowners and managers will be able to carry out surveys in less time with reduced risk .

David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS said: ‘We have come a long way in our quest in the practical integration of drone technology in the world maritime surveying. Having now gained five class approvals over the past six months, it has demonstrated to us a major shift for the maritime world in both awareness and attitude.

‘These certifications are not achieved easily. The nature of class means the bar is high and obtaining these approvals rubber stamps, for us and our customers, that we provide a safe and accurate service, to the highest possible standard.’

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