Shipping

Get your eyes below the surface 24/7 and reduce risk, improve vessel efficiency and reduce cost!

Using divers is expensive and represents significant HSE risks.

ROV´s have traditionally been very costly and required extensive training to operate.

The cost of one Blueye Pioneer is nearly the same as the cost of deploying a dive team while still being easy to operate by the vessel crew without any training.

”A step change in traditional technology used for such inspections which saves money, reduces risk and saves time. A winner all round!” - Archie Nicholson, Chief Engineer, Offshore Pipelay Vessel

In the case of an incident, you would want to get a clear picture of the situation before you make any decisions.

The benefits of Blueye Pioneer in Marine Survey/Shipping:

  • Portabel and suitable for handling
  • You can perform underwater inspections in an easy and efficient way
  • Easy and fast deployment, any time, anywhere
  • Auto depth and auto heading makes good video footage
  • Low maintenance cost and inexpensive spare parts
  • Confidence in results of inspection made by yourself
  • Very high return on investment for the user / Very short pay-back time

Emergency hull and propeller inspections are easily completed with the Blueye Pioneer. You deploy it directly in the water and within minutes you can perform your own underwater inspection. This gives you the opportunity for making better decisions, improved planning and reduce your cost for unnecessary repair costs.

Screen grab from video footage of Ferry inspection

Screen grab from video footage of Ferry propeller Photo: Blueye Robotics

In some situations, you may have to document the technical condition of the ship below the surface to a third party like class societies. By using the full HD underwater camera you can provide documentation in form of high quality video files. In some cases this is required for you to continue your operations. Having this possibility to do such inspections on your own and at your own convenience will dramatically reduce cost and time spent.

The hull surface condition substantially impacts a ship´s energy efficiency. It is the responsibility of the ship operator to keep the vessel´s hull and other underwater parts free from fouling. With your own Blueye Pioneer, you can perform your own hull surface inspections and do this more frequently than before. This gives you the opportunity to optimize your cleaning intervals and reduce the cost of underwater inspections, as well as performing anti fouling actions at optimized intervals.

Video footage showing sacrificial anodes on a hull
Screen grab from video footage showing sacrificial anodes on a hull Photo: Blueye Robotics

In some areas of the world as well as in some situations, it is impossible to deploy ¨a dive team on short notice. Typically, you need to shut down the entire engine or take the vessel out of service before you can do any underwater inspections with divers. While there is no health risks associated with the use of the Blueye Pioneer underwater drone.

The Blueye Pioneer underwater drone has been developed by the Trondheim-based company Blueye Robotics, which has sprung out from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s centre for autonomous marine operations and systems (NTNU AMOS). The Blueye Pioneer underwater drone has been developed by world-leading subsea experts that are experienced with the harsh Norwegian offshore conditions. It is designed to satisfy industrial performance and reliability demands for underwater operations, and with a user-friendliness you normally would associate with consumer technology products.

”I have a very good impession of quality, functions, and interface. Your drone is a Great Technical Solution for today and for future! I hope will have oportunity to use it for jobs on board”. - Capt. S.Podolskyi/Master

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