Every vessel or offshore installation, no matter the size and type, has a high potential accident opportunity. While the seaman, surveyors, contractors may be experts in one area, they may not be fully aware of the dangers and potential accidents that can happen onboard.
We in 24marine strongly believe that virtual reality can contribute to decrease the number of preventable accidents and bring a new dimension of details on the survey reporting systems. It has the potential to document conditions, detect failures, perform tests, and save lives in the long-term.
In the video below 24marine team conducted a Virtual Reality Survey on a Cargo Hold, using Enterprise Level Drones and Virtual Reality post-processing referring the spaces to the vessel drawings. To navigate virtually inside the cargo hold, please click on this link http://www.24marine.com/vrcargohold/
The virtual replication of the surveys spaces allows decision makers to assess the survey areas, in details and without risking any life, a part of introducing big savings on scaffolding, equipment and preparation time. Below a summary of benefits of using virtual reality in cargo hold and confined spaces onboard ships:
- Increase quality.
Virtual reality offers a common spatial experience that leads to better decision-making. Because there are almost no misinterpretations.
- Save time and money.
By allowing a better pre-planning stage, as drones and virtual reality crew and sets are reduced compared with other techniques as scaffolding, ropes crews, cherry-pickers.
- Improve survey review.
The inspected area gets recorded in real time (real life), can be analyzed and re-analyzed as many times as required.
- Reduce downtime.
Surveys performed by drones and Virtual Reality, reduced the impact of surveys times on vessels busy and tied schedules.