INCASS

Inspection Capabilities for Enhanced Ship Safety

Marine Vessels, such as this container ship, have to be inspected on a regular basis, depending on the rules of the classification societies (Classes). (Photo: Dr. Markus Eich, DFKI GmbH)
Marine Vessels, such as this container ship, have to be inspected on a regular basis, depending on the rules of the classification societies (Classes). (Photo: Dr. Markus Eich, DFKI GmbH)

The INCASS project is a multifaceted project bringing together a range of experienced and dedicated partners in order to tackle the issue of ship inspection, identification of high-risk and sub-standard ships, providing access to information related to ship surveys independent of the ship flag state and inspection regime. Moreover the project tend to incorporate enhanced and harmonized cooperation of maritime stakeholders. Its main aim is to avoid ship accidents, promote maritime safety and protect the environment. Machinery and structural data from ship operations, inspection data and failures, is very valuable and could be used much more effectively to maximize benefits to the shipping business and the wider community.

Duration: 01.11.2013 till 30.04.2017
Donee: DFKI GmbH
Sponsor: European Union
Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union
Partner: LLOYD'S REGISTER, RINA SERVICES, UIB, GLAFCOS MARINE, BUREAU VERITAS, AES, TSI, SHIPCON LIMASSOL, DANAOS SHIPPING, AP&A LTD
Application Field: Logistics, Production and Consumer
Related Projects: MINOAS
Marine Inspection Robotic Assistant System (06.2009- 06.2012)
Related Robots: Magnet Crawler
Marine Inspection Robotic Assistant System
Magnet Crawler II
Inspection Robot for Enhanced Ship Safety

Project details

The INCASS consortium aims to bring an innovative solution to the ship inspection regime through the introduction of enhanced inspection of ship structures based on robotic platforms, providing ship structures and machinery with realtime information using ‘intelligent’ sensors and incorparate structural and machinery risk analysis.

Picture gallery

The magnetic inspection robot on a metallic surface. (Photo: Felix Bernhard, DFKI GmbH)
The magnetic inspection robot on a metallic surface. (Photo: Felix Bernhard, DFKI GmbH)
Bulk carrier tank hold. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Bulk carrier tank hold. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a tank hold. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a tank hold. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a tank hold. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a tank hold. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside tank hold (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside tank hold (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside tank hold (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside tank hold (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a topside tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a topside tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a topside tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data in a topside tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside topside tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside topside tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside topside tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside topside tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside forepeak tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside forepeak tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside forepeak tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Sample inspection data taken inside forepeak tank. (Photo: Magnetic crawler, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data inside a oil tanker's tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data inside a oil tanker's tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data inside a oil tanker's tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
Magnetic crawler acquiring inspection data inside a oil tanker's tank. (Photo: Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, DFKI GmbH)
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