A FORMAL PROCESS OF MAINTAINED ON EACH SUBMERSIBLE
Each miniature submarine is delivered to the clients with a Classification Certificate ensuring that each vessel was built and surveyed to the approved code. This Classification Certificate needs to be maintained active after delivery and each submarine must undergo a formal survey by an inspector from the classing society once a year.
The normal annual Classification Survey can be done on deck and typically involves assessing the vessel’s state and testing all emergency systems on the miniature submarine. A checkout dive is typically not required on a normal annual survey if the miniature submarine has performed at least one dive within the previous 12 months. SEAmagine typically coordinates its engineers to perform their annual preventive maintenance on the miniature submarine in coordination with formal Class Annual Survey period and the company then helps clients handle the annual survey process.
Every three years the Classing Society requires a Special Survey which is more in depth and reconfirms all systems, calibration, and also requires a test dive with the surveyor to the maximum depth rating. Again, SEAmagine’s technical support program helps the clients handle the special surveys.