• 01642 230209

  • enquiries@commercialdivingservices.co.uk

Shipping Support

Sub Aqua Diving Services (UK) Ltd can assist any shipping agencies or vessel owners with any planned project or emergency work that may arise.

We are on call 24 hours a day as a fouled prop or suspected hull damage can occur at any time. In some cases, a video survey of propellers, thrusters, spud legs or the hull of a vessel are for peace of mind for the vessel owners and captain.

Using our mobile dive support units we can mobilise at any port in the UK and set up on the quayside to assist with any diving related requirements, or we have the capabilities to attend a vessel where quayside access is restricted by launching our dive support RIB that is equipped with all necessary dive systems, this is mainly used for North Eastern locations and where the scope of work is minimal.


Below is a list of tasks performed by SADS related to Shipping:

  • Hull Coating Inspections.

  • Damage Assessments.

  • CCTV - Colour Digital Video, Topside Monitor and Diver-to-Surface Communication.

  • Pintle and Rudder Stock Fasteners / Keepers Inspected Without Removing and Replacing Access Plates.

  • Digital Video Inspection in lieu of Dry-Docking.

  • Underwater Structural Inspections and Surveys.

  • Underwater Surveys for DNV-GL Class Extension.

  • Pre-Purchase Surveys.

  • Rudder and Tail Inspections and Clearances.

  • Potable Water Tank Inspection.

  • Dredger Hopper Door I/R/M.

  • Bow Thruster Clearance.

  • Propeller Clearance.

  • Anode Works.

  • Transducer Replacement.

  • Sea Chest Inspection.

  • Water Intake Plugging.

  • Riverbed Survey Prior to Vessel Docking.

24 hour Call Out

Available 24/7 on +44 (0)1642 230209
(includes 24/7 emergency line)

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