Inspecting marine coatings with underwater drones
Monday, March 11, 2019 / Dubai, UAE
We recently visited Jotun Marine Coatings in Dubai where we met Lucian Tenchiu, their local Technical Service Manager. Lucian has had the chance to use the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone for several months now, as a part of our Trial Program.
Jotun Marine Coatings is a world leading provider of marine coatings to e.g. different vessels, both large yachts, cargo ships and commercial vessels like Hurtigruten. In Dubai, we recently met up with Lucian Tenchiu, a Technical Service Manager working for Jotun the last 15 years.
As a part of our Trial Program, Lucian has had a Blueye Pioneer underwater drone with him in Dubai the last few months. Lucian has utilized the Blueye Pioneer to inspect different vessels in Dubai and the state of their coating.
It's extremely user friendly and easy to maneuver. - Lucian Tenchiu, Technical Service Manager, Jotun Marine Coatings
The Blueye Pioneer underwater drone is equipped with 4 powerful thrusters, strategically located for easy maneuverability. With stabil lateral movements, inspections are performed easily at your own pace. Capturing video footage by pressing a single button allows you to share your inspections with others in record time.
View from the yacht in Dubai
Inspecting vessel hull and propeller
Drones by the yacht
Blueye Pioneer with the lights on