NextWave Hellas receives certification from Classification Society RINA for remote inspections with the use of drones
Greek drone inspection services provider, NextWave Hellas, has received its certification for remote inspection techniques through the use of drones from RINA. This is the first of its kind certification issued by RINA for drones in Greece and will allow NextWave Hellas and its team of skilled pilots, to reduce safety risks associated with inspections while simultaneously offering a more cost-efficient solution for clients.
Manolis Chochlakis, Head of Business Development, said “We are proud to be the first company in Greece to receive this certification from RINA. One of the clearest use cases for drones is in surveying. Classification societies, shipowners/management, and port/flag state surveyors often need to conduct surveys in hard to reach places to assess a vessel’s condition. This can involve entering tanks and ballast spaces, working at heights to inspect masts or communication equipment. Considerable savings include time and costs by reducing survey preparation, reducing the need for scaffolding and rafting, and avoiding damage to tank coatings. Most importantly, they improve safety, since surveyors do not have to work at height or, in some cases, confined spaces. Safety is in our DNA, and with the use of drones for inspections we are making sure that everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.”