An Insight into the ROVs benefits for Hull Surveys.

Apart from the fact that ROV technology is perfectly mature, their employment for vessel inspection has proven helpful in terms of safety, finances, and efficiency. Although the list of benefits is extensive, this article focuses on the main advantages.

  • The primary benefit of utilizing an ROV for inspection is keeping human divers out of the water. Humans are kept out of potentially dangerous scenario when using an ROV instead of drivers. An ROV can be propelled into tight and risky situations that a human would be wise to avoid. Thus, the use of ROVs for vessel inspection has a significant advantage in human safety.
  • Maritime companies can optimize vessel performance through ROV inspection. The consistency of assessment made possible by ROVs enables frequent updates on a ship's hull condition. By remaining on top of inspections, managers can make precise decisions on repairs, coatings, and dry-docking schedules, among other things.
  • A single operator can complete a typical ROV hull inspection within 2-3 hours. A similar operation requires 3-4 divers and at minimum twice the time, not to mention the complex work permission and paperwork procedures.

Concluding, ROVs will never be capable of replacing people. Many tasks will necessitate human agility and movement. However, there are an increasing number of operations, such as ship hull inspections, where ROVs can outperform humans in terms of health and safety and speed and cost.