Ports & Marinas

While divers and other equipment is necessary to replace moorings, the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone is a great tool to uncover what work that needs to be done before including expensive divers. We headed out with Trondheim Port Authority to check the conditions on their moorings and to document what work they needed to attend to.

Trondheim Port Authority operates and manages ports and marinas on behalf of several municipalities around Tr√łndelag county. They also facilitate infrastructure along the Tr√łndelag coastline for both shipping-, passenger-, maritime- and leisure boats. After they contacted our office in Trondheim we agreed to help them out with a mooring inspection of one of their nearby ports.

    Trondheim Port Authority and Blueye
Trondheim Port Authority and Knut from Blueye looking at the moorings using the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone Photo: Blueye Robotics
Underwater drone footage
Snapshot from the underwater drone video of the moorings Photo: Blueye Robotics

When having a closer look at all the moorings they could clearly determine and document what work they needed to attend to. By using underwater drones to document and inspect before involving divers, owners of ports and marinas will save both time and money. With the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone we were able to do the inspection within only one hour, including prepping, packing and transport to the pier.

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Mooring inspection at Ila Pier

Knut is giving an introduction to do inspections with the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone