AviSight Picks Up ABS Certification for Drone Rig Inspections

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has awarded AviSight Inc., a provider of unmanned industrial inspections, a new certification to support drone-based survey-related inspections on all types of rigs.

AviSight says it is now certified as an ABS recognized external specialist in remote inspection techniques. Recognized external specialists are service suppliers who provide specialized work at the request of equipment manufacturers, shipyards, vessel owners or other clients. The servicing or inspection results provide supporting information regarding classification and/or statutory survey decisions.

“Our goal at AviSight is to lead generational paradigm shifts in the industry,” says AviSight’s CEO, J.B. Bernstein. “The revolution in safety and data that our inspection services and data solutions will bring to maritime-based critical infrastructure represents a shift that will feel like going from the Flintstones to the Jetsons. We are excited to work closely with ABS and its partners to create a new era of safety and data actionability in rig inspections.”

AviSight says it underwent a rigorous examination process, including a final inspection of a 250 class platform rig leg inspection. This inspection was streamed live from Galveston, Texas, to a conference in Houston through AviSight’s proprietary Live Look Fault Vision using its new C3UBE command center.

“The use of drones has drawn instant industry attention and support,” adds Bernstein. “AviSight is already working with our industry partners to support operations in the North Atlantic, Singapore, Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico.”

With locations in Las Vegas and Houston, AviSight was founded in 2015 by U.S. Air Force veterans.

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