We at Pagarba Solutions love the sea. We love the water. One of the co-founders , Peter Jamack, is a swimmer, surfer, kayaker, scuba diver and owned a 34 foot wide body sailboat in San Diego.
Our other co-founder and CEO, Darrick Sogabe, lives, works and plays in San Diego. He enjoys the ocean, beach and loves taking his family on mini excursions to the Port of Los Angeles.
Who doesn’t love watching those huge container ships and vessels moving like an automated heavy equipment machine?
Our vision for Ookeani-luure goes far beyond technology for the maritime industry. Yes we love everything nautical, but The Pagarba Solutions family isn’t just thinking about integrating cool artificial intelligent and computer vision technologies for the sake of it.
We have a vision and value to help clean the oceans , help protect vessels, boats , container ships, docks and marinas. But we also drive toward a more automated efficient intelligent and clean maritime ecosystem.
A safer intelligent more sustainable and clean maritime ecosystem.
So what is our vision for better maritime safety & security ?
For Sustainable waterways, seas, rivers and an ecosystem where plastic and pollution aren’t invading every parts of our oceans and rivers and streams.
And According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), “Of all the sectors that make up the global transport infrastructure, shipping probably has the lowest public profile and the least representative public image. Its importance is not well known although not a single area of our life remains unaffected by it.”
Our world is a well oiled machine because of the maritime and related industries.
MARITIME SECURITY VISION
Proactive & predictive insights for the prevention of intentional damage through sabotage, subversion, terrorism, CyberSecurity attacks and from a broad persepctive, relate to concerns such as:
- International peace and security
- Sovereignty/Territorial integrity/Political independence
- Security from crimes at sea [Piracy or armed hijackings]
- Security from infrastructure crimes & damage
- Resource security
- Environmental security
- Security of seafarers and fisheries
- CyberSecurity initiatives and implementation
MARITIME SAFETY VISION :
Proactive & predictive prevention of accidental damage or incidents of marine environmental pollution or loss of life at sea through the development of technical support systems. The auditing and inspection of recognized classification and certification societies; development of common methodologies and best practices for the investigation of maritime accidents, underwater and at ports and; the establishment of automated artificial intelligent underwater inspections , predictive simulated insights of vessel and people traffic monitoring and information systems.
Maritime Safety also embraces the development of Search and Rescue, Ports of Refuge and the development of emergency and contigency planning.
The assessment of the condition of marine and offshore coatings continues to be one of the major tasks addressed during a class survey and one that has benefited from the increased use of technology and remote inspection technologies (RITs) like underwater ROV drones and aerial drones.
The development of more efficient RITs – including unmanned and remotely operated vehicles – has enabled a safer and more efficient visual inspection of the condition of anti-fouling , corrosion and protective coatings in hard to access and dangerous locations.
Visual inspections by professionally trained and certified divers and marine surveyors continue to make up the majority of maritime maintenance surveys, but the growing use of ROVs and RITs provides an opportunity to increase human efficiency as well as artificial intelligent computing scalability.
The accuracy of these underwater assessments is dependent upon the diver and marine inspector’s experience and knowledge as well as their familiarity with the different types of structures being inspected.
While class inspections demand a high level of experience from divers and surveyors, these factors may cause inconsistency during anti-fouling and coating inspections.
To overcome the challenges in conventional inspection of coating condition and advance the use of new technology, Pagarba Solutions has been an AI for the maritime industry leader applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision in an underwater inspection drone and video image recognition solution designed to aid marine surveyors and inspectors in reviewing video and image data and making informed anti-fouling and coating condition assessments.
Pagarba Solutions ookeani-luure underwater inspection drone platform , powered by AI, data science and image recognition automatically analyzes input video and image data, identifies anti-fouling , rust corrosion and coating failure areas and grades and predicts the coating condition of the structure.
Fleet operators , boat insurance Adjustors, marina owners and Professional marine divers and Inspectors can use these notifications and results as an easy to quantify reference dashboard and guide.
The predictions and assessment range from corrosion anomalies, anti-fouling issues, hull risks, and coating recommendations and guidance, to improve the consistency of anti-fouling and coating assessments.
The Ookeani-luure platform can also be utilized during screening inspection processes, where it can be used as a real-time and on-demand simulation filter to identify and predict certain critical areas for further review and analysis.
The Artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithm/models utilize videos and images taken from the different types of maritime and offshore assets you own , Various cameras and underwater inspection drone footage and can process with various kinds of structural components, coating failures, anti-fouling issues, cracks , lighting conditions and rust corrosion.
The Ookeani-luure platform uses AI and computer vision technology for the marine and offshore industry as a means of supporting professional divers and marine inspectors with a quick and reliable means to aid in their decision-making processes during anti-fouling and coating assessment tasks as well as identifying cracks, fractures or large structural deformations.
It’s a cutting edge maritime changing solution , especially when using remote inspection technologies like an underwater inspection drone (ROV).
EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) provides assistance to states and local communities for wastewater infrastructure improvement projects, including green stormwater projects and necessary upgrades. However the Clean Water SRF hasn’t been properly funded for decades, despite the well-established economic returns and stimulus that occur from investing in America’s water infrastructure (every $1 in water infrastructure investment results in $2.40 of economic returns).
Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, was today sworn in as Secretary of Transportation by Vice President Kamala Harris, after being confirmed by a Senate vote of 86-13,
Buttigieg drew praise from U.S. domestic maritime interests when he expressed his firm support for the Jones Act at his nomination hearing.
Now a focus of of industry interest will be who the Biden administration selects to be the DOT’s next U.S. Maritime Administrator and on what levels of funding are forthcoming in the first Biden budget for such MARAD programs as Small Shipyard Grants and the Marine Highways Program.
Filling another Cabinet post of key maritime interest, Alejandro Mayorkas was sworn in yesterday as Secretary of Homeland Security after being confirmed by a closer vote of 56-43.
Department of Homeland Security components include the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection.
“As a member of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, I commit myself and my Government to achieving 100% sustainable ocean management of areas within our national jurisdiction, guided by Sustainable Ocean Plans, by 2025,” President Kenyatta said.
Hydropower is the most commonly used renewable energy source, accounting for around 17% of all global energy production.
In the U.S.A. more electricity is produced by hydroelectric facilities and dams than all the combination wind, solar and geothermal power.
Yet many of these facilities and plants are among the oldest power plants , with the average installation in service for over 64 years.
As these aging structures near the end of their design life, the need to detect repairs is becoming increasingly critical. The pressure is on to continue to keep the lights on, not just for the energy needs of today, but also for the needs of the future.
Utility owners, asset managers and contractors are gradually turning to drones, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) fitted with sonar optical sensors, cameras, infrared imaging and other sensors.
These systems provide a safe, secure and cost-effective solution versus hiring or deploying professional dive teams for emergency or routine inspections.
And these underwater 4K drones are playing a key role in Alleviating downtime, reducing outages and preventing disastrous accidents.
There are occasions when an underwater drone ROV is the first and only option. Dropping 100 feet or more below the surface, for instance, is extremely dangerous for traditional divers and manual methods. In deep water situations , enclosed spaces or unknown environments can be extremely dangerous for a diver and only drones can safely do the job.
In comparison to the high costs and lead times associated with professional dive teams, the OoKeani-luure advanced Underwater ROV bundle allows preventive and proactive maintenance checks at any time to prolong the life of the dam or asset.
Many of these facilities were supposed to be replaced by now, so it’s either 24/7/365 proactively monitoring and inspecting or risk a public relations disaster and possible human catastrophe.
Underwater drone ROVs are going to get into tough places at a much lower cost and in a much quicker and efficient way. They help create a strategy for high-priority facilities and structures to decide how to avoid major disasters and what can be left alone for a while.
The ability to remotely assess the condition of hydro structures is incredibly efficient and cost-saving,” Blueye CTO Jonas Follesø said. “The Blueye Pro is small, so it can be easily transported and can inspect inside tight spaces where humans can’t reach. At the same time, it’s also powerful and robust.”
Many regulatory guidelines require asset owners to become increasingly proactive with inspections, thus reliance on underwater inspections utilizing ROVs’ will only increase the added benefits.