Travelling the world’s oceans, exposing your vessel to harsh weather conditions and other elements, including biofouling, can create long-term damage. This is where Maxidive, with its state-of-the-art underwater survey system, can give you the correct detailed information to maintain and keep your vessels in top seaworthy condition.
The survey can be done whilst the vessel is docked or offshore. In-water surveys can prevent expensive issues before they start. Or give the full extent of any existing damage to the vessel. It is an invaluable asset when surveying the condition of the hull, propellers, rudders, and other underwater structures.
Our team of Commercial divers
Maxidive has an outstanding team of professional divers and support staff with years of experience who conduct the examination using Maxidive’s state-of-the-art CCTV (HD) survey equipment. This can be done in real-time or be provided to the client for later inspection.
The process will highlight any issues being investigated, requested by owners, management companies, or at the request of an insurance company. Most of the world’s leading marine insurance companies recognise Maxidive.
The process of conducting an in-water survey typically involves the following steps:
- Planning and preparation: Maxidive work with the vessel owner to plan the survey, including determining the scope of the inspection, scheduling the dive team, and arranging for any necessary equipment or support.
- Dive team inspection: The divers will thoroughly inspect the vessel’s underwater features, looking for signs of damage or other problems. They will also take photos or videos to document their findings.
- Data analysis and report generation: The surveyor will analyse the data collected by the dive team and prepare a report detailing the survey findings. This report will include recommendations for any necessary repairs or maintenance.
- Repairs and maintenance: If any issues are identified during the survey, the vessel owner will need to arrange for the necessary repairs or maintenance to be carried out. This may involve dry docking the vessel, or it may be possible to make the repairs while the vessel is still in the water.
Overall, an in-water survey is an essential tool for ensuring the safety and seaworthiness of a vessel. It can help identify problems that may not be visible during a dry dock survey and provide valuable information for maintaining and repairing the ship.
Maxidive is the number one underwater service and repair in Thailand.