Press release: Korean Register announces use of drones for survey work

Press release from Korean Register of Shipping:

Korean Register has announced that it is now conducting inspection services using drones, responding to the industry-wide trend to use more unmanned technology.

The new service which has been successfully trialled and now launched, follows extensive collaboration and research conducted with the University of Gyeongnam Geochang.

The drone inspection will save KR’s customers time and money and will enhance the safety of the organisation’s workforce.  The Inspection is conducted onboard, in and around ships and many of the inspected areas are high risk and difficult to access safely.

The inspections will be carried out using drones (U.A.V. unmanned aerial vehicle) and underwater drones (R.O.V. remotely operated vehicle) and will be an important part of the decision-making and assessment process for KR’s surveyors, complimenting their traditional surveying skills.

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