September 2019 brought the tragic news of the Golden Ray capsizing and the salvage and cleanup efforts. The US Navy is also reconsidering drydocking requirements for the LCS-2 after reports of drydocking shortages. SeaDrone was mentioned in a story for how micro-drones can help with coatings performance inspections. And the US Navy is supporting a Tunabot robot modeled after the yellowfin tuna. Read on for SeaDrone’s opinions on the news this month.
Riviera Maritime Media published a profile of Dr. Adam Bell from AkzoNobel that features his innovative use of micro ROVs for ship hull inspections. SeaDrone’s Inspector 3 was mentioned as Dr. Bell’s ROV of choice, and the article includes tips for piloting Inspector 3.
Learn how Cspect, a Belgium-based inspection company, modifies the SeaDrone Inspector 3 with attachments to enhance the ROV’s performance, including bumper and positioning systems.
Insurance carriers, such as auto insurance companies, are developing data tracking devices to gauge the habits of drivers. This advancement in technology should be applied to the underwater world to reduce friction for insurance companies, regulatory agencies, inspection companies, and businesses operating underwater assets -- including aquaculture farms. Read more to find out how ROVs could transform the aquaculture and hull insurance industries.