Australia | South Pacific
Our highly trained and experienced dive crew’s are carrying out inspections and surveys on all types of commercial and military vessels under the observation of all the major class societies in various locations throughout Australia and the south Pacific. CDS is equipped with the ability to mobilise dive crew’s all over Australia and internationally with equipment transportation taken care of with our custom purpose built freight containers, designed and built especially for cost efficient road and air freight.
Our in water hull inspection service is typically conducted whilst the vessel is in harbour at berth - using the highest quality underwater video and still camera systems, the latest underwater LED lighting technology along with live feeds being recorded and transmitted to the surface in real time on closed circuit monitors.
Hull inspections can be undertaken through the use of either ROV’s (Remote Observation Vehicles) which is a diver-less operation, or through the deployment of qualified commercial divers with hand-held equipment.
Commercial Diving Services has developed a custom report formulated from over 50 years in the industry, specifically designed for supplying vessel owners and charters with the most accurate information relating to the current condition of submerged hull areas on their vessels.
Video footage is captured in a digital format which ensures no degradation of the original source footage and provides clients with rapid delivery in various formats including DVD. Still photography is also captured during the inspection and a CD provided. Also, if required, still photographs can be downloaded onto the ship’s computer for immediate viewing.
The many benefits for the hull inspections relate to condition of hull for marine fouling and the resulting anti-fouling paint condition. Also to visually determine any damage caused from grounding or damage to the propeller caused from impact or cavitation erosion. Also monitoring of the cathodic or anode system which if deteriorating can result in significant shell plate corrosion. Other benefits are to determine cleanliness or otherwise of sea suction gratings and emergency fire pump suction. Integrity of rudder and pintel stock system which otherwise may display cracking.