Seaward Teams with Fairlead Boatworks to Assure Readiness of USNS Herschel Williams
In conjunction with the Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) there was also a Visual Technical inspection (VTI) performed on the propellers. This inspection serves as a means of getting exact locations of any damage or defects on the edges and surfaces of all blades along with verifying proper hub data and potential damage or defects to it as well.
Each of these inspections require the use of highly skilled and trained divers. Seaward Marine Services, LLC’s Norfolk, VA based dive crew Mobile 2 took on the task and performed with flawless results well within the given timeline and budget.
Fairlead Boat Works https://fairleadint.com/
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) https://ww2.eagle.org/en.html
Underwater Inspection In-Lieu of Dry Docking (UWILD) https://ww2.eagle.org/content/dam/eagle/rules-and-guides/current/survey_and_inspection/156_himp/HIMP_Guide_e-July17.pdf
Visual Technical inspection (VTI) https://www.dcma.mil/NPP/training/