Class Society


Feb 2015

Structure Type


Deepwater Champion

Proceanic, Ltd. of Houston, TX carried out the completion of a ballast tank general visual inspection (GVI) on the Transocean Deepwater Champion drillship while located offshore Gulf of Mexico. This inspection was completed using a VideoRay PRO4 Mini-ROV.

One DNV surveyor was present to witness the inspection. Twenty ballast tanks were inspected: SWBT 3 – 10 P&S and DB WBT 3 – 5, 9, 10 P&S. Inspection of the starboard drill water tank was attempted, but water visibility was less than the 5 meters required.

  • GVI of 20 ballast tanks for 1st Special Survey