|Posted on Friday, October 27, 2000 - 10:30 pm: |
We are a marine surveying company working, in Peru, in investigating hull and machinery insurance claims, we also see cargo insurances. Is the case that in Peru yearly at least 20 ships, which costs range between US$600,000 and US$3’000,000.00, sink.
Most of them sink in deep areas, surpassing 120m, which do not allow re-floating the ship (due to the high cost this would involve); it also prevents submarine inspection to determine any probable cause of sinking. Many times crew has been found lying to benefit the Shipowner by hiding deficiency on maintenance work.
I would love to know if you know of any robot that can perform submarine inspections or if you have any viable idea we can use to be able to determine the most probable cause of sinking.