ROV vs MANNED BALLAST TANK INSPECTION


Recent advancements in remote inspection techniques have opened up a new world of possibilities. But just because a technology is available, should we use it, and in what situations?


Key achievement: Floating Solutions Consulting have scoped and carried out assessment of simultaneous inspections for identical water ballast tanks, one using ROVs and the other by rope access inspectors. Detailed metrics for safety, cost and technical capability of each of these methods were recorded to enable the Operator to determine the optimum approach for a given situation.