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Conducting underwater search and recovery operations
15 Aug 2018

Search and recovery operations are one of the most common reasons for divers to go into water. However, these operations do not follow randomly created processes but closely defined search patterns.

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How subsea cables are laid
11 Aug 2018

Laying subsea cables is a very scientific process and depending on the equipment on-board cable ships and sea conditions, ships can lay around 100-200 km of cables per day.

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The role of cofferdams in ship repair operations
22 Jul 2018

A cofferdam is a temporary watertight structure designed to keep water out. The word "cofferdam" comes from "coffer" meaning box, so a cofferdam resembles the shape of a box.

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The benefits of conducting underwater inspections before dry-docking
09 Feb 2018

Since an in-water survey does not entail taking a ship off service, it is both cost effective and time efficient. Moreover, potential repair/maintenance areas could be identified beforehand, which reduces docking time and the ship can be pressed back into

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An Insight into Collision & Grounding Inspections
03 Feb 2018

Ship collisions and groundings are undesirable incidents that could result in loss of human life, severe injury, financial setback and disrepute for the shipping line/ship owners.

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Underwater Paint Inspections - Operational, financial & ecological impact of bio-fouling
01 Jan 2018

The paint job of a ship's hull needs to be checked for performance and integrity on a regular basis. An underwater hull paint inspection is a prudential, small investment, which will save time, money and effort for the ship owner/operator in the long run.

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Why do ships require underwater inspections?
30 Dec 2017

Also known as an in-water survey, an underwater ship inspection entails qualified, well-trained divers going below the waterline to check the submerged areas of the ship.

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Ship repairs: What goes on during underwater cutting and welding?
13 Nov 2017

Underwater cutting and welding are specialised activities that call for a high level of technical competency, training and practice. Find out what happens below the water during repair operations.

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Propeller polishing: Understanding roughness and the Rupert scale
29 Oct 2017

Propeller roughness has a direct bearing on vessel performance and fuel economy. Hence a shiny, clean and smoothly maintained propeller is crucial to achieving optimal fuel efficiency.

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Under water hull cleaning: Avoiding the hidden costs lurking below the waterline
24 Oct 2017

What is ‘hull biofouling’? Once a ship is put out to sea, a lot from the water can latch on to the vessel’s underbelly: sea weed, light slime, tubeworm, hard barnacle growth and much more.

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Welcome to KBAM Blog
19 Jul 2017

More articles coming your way!

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