November 2015 – Ship Loader Inspection
NQ UAV were called in at very short notice to perform an emergency asset inspection on a ship loader. The site managers and engineers were able to observe the entire operation from an additional monitor and communicate clearly with the payload specialist and pilot to ensure that they could see every section of the . During the ship loader inspection we were able to capture both high-resolution photos and very high-resolution video to ensure that we covered all possible angles for the site engineers and management to make an informed decision on the next steps to take. We are able to provide good, reliable, high quality data (in this case, photos and videos) on the issue at hand, the managers and engineers are able to start contacting other contractors and service providers to come in to resolve the issue.
In this case, we were on site for less than 4 hours after inductions and a safety briefing. With our technical background, we were able to under stand the issue and formulate a flight plan to efficiently capture the required photos and videos. During the ship loader inspection, it was noted that we could see details and from a perspective that there is no other way to safely do or without putting a person at considerable danger and risk of falling, or the structure shifting. These types of inspections are great at assisting in determining the best way to have a closer inspection or how to conduct an inspection with a probe for more detailed understanding of the situation.