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Seaward Awarded UWILD of USNS Gilliland for ABS

Posted March 14, 2022
Written by Cecil C. Achord
Ocean Ships, Inc. has awarded Seaward Marine Services, LLC Norfolk, VA a firm fixed Purchase Order to provide a waterborne underwater hull cleaning and survey on USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298). Period of performance was January 17-25, 2022 at Talton Terminal Berth in Baltimore, MD


The underwater hull survey was completed using the Lamp Ray Remote Operated Survey Vehicle. Seaward's Lamp Ray® ROV is a portable underwater robotic hull scanner integrated with a topside data acquisition system and controller. It performs a comprehensive hull material condition survey using sensors for ultrasonic testing, dry film thickness, and cathodic potential. 
The LampRay is recognized by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for Hull Gauging.
The service recognition is for thickness measurement of hull structure on non-ESP/ESDC vessels. 
1) by use of diver in the water with the handheld ultrasonic thickness measuring machine or Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) based Lamp Ray® Survey (controlled by the authorized personnel) to conduct the thickness measurement in the water. 
2) normal ultrasonic hull thickness. 

Hull Cleaning and LampRay Hull Survey were completed within the project timeline and budget by Seaward Mobile Dive Unit 2 and LampRay Underwater Hull Survey Team out of Norfolk, VA

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