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Underwater Inspections


    Idwal is able to conduct Underwater inspections in many of the worlds ports, and through our unrivalled contacts and networks with Class-approved dive stations across the globe, we are able to deliver detailed insights into the underwater condition of a wide range of vessel-types.


    Pivotal to understanding asset condition

    Underwater ship inspections are a critical part of understanding total asset condition. It is important when trying to establish the condition of your vessel, whether in a pre-purchase scenario, or as part of a financing transaction, or prior to dry docking, that the submerged areas of the vessel are also checked for possible damage.

    An underwater ship inspection entails qualified, class-approved, trained divers going below the waterline to check the submerged areas of the ship. This exercise enables the owners, managers and financiers to detect any problems and calculate the capital demands of taking remedial action, if required. 

    Leaders in condition and asset integrity

    Leading shipowners, banks, funds, lessors and financiers use our Underwater Inspection services, in conjunction with our Condition Inspections and Pre-Purchase Inspection services to fully understand the condition of their investments and to ensure that their collateral is maintained to an industry best-practise standard, with values preserved and risks minimised.

    Many of our clients have made critical decisions based on our Underwater inspections, during the sale and purchase process.

    With Idwal you can expect a quick report turnaround, supported with high resolution video of the underwater inspection, through our extensive global reach and a competitive price. Most importantly, you'll get a report delivered straight to your mailbox which you can understand easily and which you can act on.


    Delivering confidence through clarity

    Thanks to our standardised asset integrity rating, the Idwal Grade® we can provide a clear visualisation of the condition of your vessel that is easy to understand at a glance and we are able to accurately compare your ship to others in its class, whilst maintaining complete confidentiality.

    The Idwal Grade is an industry recognised measure of asset integrity, programmatically calculated from over 500 individual data points, captured during a standardised inspection process. It is represented as a number between 1 and 100 so the vessel integrity is simple to understand, regardless of your technical or operational experience.

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    Why Idwal?

    With over one hundred years of heritage and an ethos of quality, innovation, and integrity, Idwal is known for accurate, consistent and objective inspection reports as well as a continuous commitment to raising the standards of ship inspections worldwide.

    We are supported by our offices in the UK, Shanghai, Tokyo and Greece and have an extensive global network of surveyors.

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    Get in touch

    Got a question about our underwater hull inspections? Get in touch with the Idwal customer team who will be more than happy to help.