The company PSOMAKARA Diving Services & Consulting Co, undertakes the in-water survey (in-water inspection) of ships, having last technology equipment, which are handled by highly trained divers, certified by all the classification societies IACS: ABS, BV, DNV.GL, KR, LR, NKK, RINA, RS CLASS and by the INSB. The main object of this union regards both the level of ship safety, categorizing them into classes and the conservation of clean seas , the risk of pollution from these vessels. The contribution of the international union in maritime security in general, but also in the regulation through collective technical support, control–compliance, as well as research and development is very important.
Classification societies at particular intervals inspect and certify to the relevant authorities, how the ship complies with the conditions of the license and that it can sail safely in accordance with all international conventions. In order to be able to inspect the ships underwater parts, avoiding dry-dock, the classification societies have developed the underwater inspection (in-water class survey, UWILD). The underwater inspection (in-water class survey, UWILD) is performed by certified divers where with the help of video cameras and surface monitor provide monitoring to the surface.
IN WATER INSPECTION
In-water survey (in-water inspection) includes checking the hull paint, checking for damage to the hull of the ship after a possible collision, Underwater Thickness Measurements (ultrasonic) of the hull plates in case they need to be changed, inspection and repairs of the propeller, inspecting of sea chests, and inspection for cracks. Throughout the course of services of the in-water survey (in-water inspection), photos are taken and videotaping is carried out, in order to assess the overall condition of the hull or of the area which was inspected.
The in-water survey (in-water inspection) of a ship does not require removal of the vessel from the water (dry docking). This means a quick inspection and management of any problems and a much lower total cost, since dry-docking is very expensive and the ship does not go off “service”.