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Fleet Cleaner Aims for Autonomous Ship Hull Cleaning

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Posted by Michelle Howard

Fleet Cleaner a player in the ship hull cleaning industry and aims to set an even higher standard for hull cleaning. The company strongly believes that robotic hull cleaning is the future. "Already we constantly see that our autopilot can control the robot better than any human operator. However, we want to take this to a whole new level," explains Mr. Borota, one of the chief engineers at Fleet Cleaner. "To really guarantee cleaning quality, the robot will be able to autonomously clean the ship, while tracking its path and planning its optimal route around objects by itself."


The installation is already equipped with a highly sophisticated tracking system, enabling operators to accurately follow the robot's movements on the ship's hull. Fleet Cleaner has also developed several systems to improve visibility and navigation in ports with poor visibility under water, such as the Port of Rotterdam.


Currently Fleet Cleaner is active in all major ports in the Netherlands, and is planning to expand its services. The company is unique in offering hull cleaning without downtime for the shipping company. Since the cleaning is conducted during loading and unloading and, depending on the terminal, also between vessel and quayside, all cargo operations can continue as planned.


Fleet Cleaner's diverless hull cleaning service is available 24/7 in all Dutch ports.

Feb 13, 2018

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