The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport, ILT) recently accidentally found gas masks with asbestos-containing filters on board a bulk carrier during a regular port-state inspection. The crew was using these masks as...
It is of paramount importance to have a thorough and frequent pilot ladder inspection regime in place – a person’s life depends on it, says the Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report. In this report, the rope of pilot ladders was found damage after just six...
The world’s first fully remote inspection of offshore wind farm assets has been successfully carried out by Fugro. The company used one of its Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) with Blue Volta, an electrical remotely operated vehicle (eROV). The inspection...
EMSA remotely piloted aircraft are now used to measure sulphur and nitrogen emissions from ships operating in the Emission Control Area of the North Sea and English Channel. The payload on board the sniffer drone makes it possible to check the compliance of the...
The Nautical Institute’s latest Mars Report describes how an officer discovered how the rockets inside a line throwing device were inserted upside down. According to the Institute this shows the importance of inspection of basic equipment, as the the devices...
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