Expertise provides underwater hull inspection to allow ship owners to ascertain the ship’s hull condition for any relevant remedial action as necessary, as well as her marine fouling condition. A full report with photographs and review of the ship’s overall condition will be provided following the inspection.
Expertise also provides underwater CCTV inspection using a 2-way communication CCTV system. Such inspections are commonly requested for the following purpose:
UWILD (Under Water Inspection in Lieu of Dry-docking)
General Inspection of vessel’s overall condition
Sale and Purchase
Inspection for Damages
A detailed report with photographs and findings of the inspection together with a digital copy of the inspection video will be given to the client following the inspection.
Under Water Inspection in Lieu of Dry-docking (UWILD)
Expertise also performs UWILD under our accredited classes (ABS, BV, CCS, DNV.GL, IR, KR, LR, NKK, RINA) on vessels, in presence of the respective surveyor.
Invasive Marine Species Survey (IMS)
Expertise also provide IMS, which is another form of survey and cleaning, for vessels entering ports in Australia & New Zealand.
The growth and accumulation of aquatic organisms on the vessel’s hull and other submerge areas will eventually lead to the spread of invasive marine species. Maintenance and removal of these in water can lead to contamination of the aquatic environment. The release of bio-fouling organisms during cleaning operations can result in the spread of invasive aquatic species, threatening human health and the aquatic environment. Hence cleaning of these vessels are strictly required prior to their entering these ports.
Marine growth on a ship’s hull is formed when she is laidup or not moving in tropical waters. The fouling on the ship’s hull affects the ship’s efficiency and speed performance resulting in increased fuel/bunker consumption.
Expertise provides full underwater hull cleaning using a 3-disc hydraulic brush kart that uses different brushes capable to meet all types of marine fouling and coatings of paint on a ship hull.
Like the ship’s hull, the propeller is also susceptible to marine growth that decreases the propeller efficiency.
Expertise provides propeller polishing service using a hydraulic polisher capable of achieving final finishes to Rupert Scale A.
Rope/Net Entanglement Removal
It is very common for net and rope to be entangled in the ship’s propeller during the course of her voyage. Expertise provides removal of net/rope entanglement including any other foreign objects, from the propeller area.
A ship’s hull above waterline is also susceptible to marine growth amid her voyage. This occurs as she is occasionally in loaded and unloaded condition, exposing the hull to air and water.
Not just underwater, Expertise also offers cleaning of vessel’s hull above waterline, using high pressure waterjets.