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Underwater inspection with the Bots

27 Jun 2016 | Posted By Planys Technologies

According to Ministry of Shipping, 95% of India’s trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. This is facilitated by 200+ ports spread across 7500 kms of Indian coastline. Various other sectors like shipping (including ship building, ship repair and maintenance, ship recycling) and Oil and Gas are key drivers for this thriving maritime industry. One way scientists are trying to improve their understanding of underwater environment is through underwater vehicles which are programmable robotic devices that can independently study the ocean and its inhabitants. Deep sea exploration covers inspection of physical, chemical and biological conditions of the sea bed for scientific or commercial purpose. The effects of major 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Mexico, following the explosion and spilling of the Oil rig, has created awareness around underwater inspections and services of submerged structures in Oil & Gas industry. The traditional methods used to carry out inspections was done manually performed by trained and certified divers. Underwater diving is the process of going underwater with breathing apparatus and atmospheric diving suits that reduce the…...