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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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