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UWILD [“Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Dry-docking”], an alternative to dry-docking inspection, is carried out by an ABS-approved* diver under the watch of an attending surveyor and includes all items normally examined if the vessel were dry-docked.
This inspection of the entire vessel [below the waterline] by a diver [using a closed circuit TV with two-way communications] typically reports on the following:
This exam is supplemented by the inspecting diver’s report. A copy of this report, along with pictures, is submitted to the attending Surveyor. Copies are also retained onboard the vessel.
*Since 1862, the mission of the American Bureau of Shipping [ABS] has been to promote maritime safety through the security of life, property and the natural environment.