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DCNS touts underwater inspections

May 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, May 3 (UPI) -- French company DCNS is offering an underwater robotic inspection of vessel hulls and offshore infrastructures.

"To ensure greater security and better reliability of civilian vessels throughout their life cycle, a precise knowledge of the condition of the structure and facilities machine is fundamental," DCNS said. "To meet this growing need for maritime transport and offshore players, DCNS offers services of expertise of unique structures, through the robotic underwater inspection, a solution for shooting, shell thickness analysis and the detailed mapping of the condition of the structure."

The inspections are conducted with a remotely piloted robot.

Recently, a DCNS teams inspected the hull of an LNG carrier off shore of Brunei for Shell. The mini-robot was controlled from the deck of a ship.

The vessel inspected was 951 feet long, 147.6 feet wide and had a draught of 36 feet.

DCNS gave no additional information on the inspection performed, the mini-robot used or the service.

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