A Merseyside-based UAV inspection firm has received a worldwide approval from the American Bureau of Shipping.
Nauticuas is now certified to assist ABS surveyors and owners who wish to support their class surveys on marine and offshore units with UAV inspections.
Michael Reed, lead UAS consultant and survey manager for Nauticuas, said: “This approval demonstrates the credibility of our service provision and, more importantly, demonstrates that our processes are fully aligned with the Classification Society in particular.
“The latter’s’ [ABS] emphasis on the need for UAS teams to provide competency in piloting, together with knowledge of the relevant rules and their relationship to the specific assets is something that we as a service provider fully support, and indeed emphasise.
He added: “obtaining this approval is an important milestone on our journey as a trusted provider of UAS inspection support to Classification Societies in their vital role.
“It is important to recognise the important contribution of our approved sub-contractor, Aerial Media Scotland, led by Derek Fett, whose skill and professionalism were apparent throughout the approval process.”