A commercial diving company must have enough expertise and local knowledge to react immediately, and be ready for the most demanding salvage operation. With an ISO 9001: 2008 quality system approved by ABS, Underwater Services is that company. With the latest technology of the industry and the only hyperbaric chamber of the region, the diving time of our divers surpasses all other companies by more than 40%.
With an approved Underwater WPS and the best qualified and certified team of welder divers of the region, UWS has been approved for carrying out temporary repairs by the largest IACS members in the world, as well as permanent repairs within closed control underwater environments.
The sealing of cracks, indentations or hull openings is accomplished either by fitting new plates to the damaged area, effecting cofferdam installations, or installing reinforced steel plates or cement boxes.
With the largest pumping capability in Panama, the company can refloat your vessel within hours, after the sealing operation has been completed. If the area is contaminated, our barges can store up to 5,000 tons of oily waters.
The routes of the world are on occasion obstructed by logs, ice or floating objects that can severely damage a ship’s propellers. Using state of the art hydraulic equipment, we have set a track record for having repaired several blades, reducing cavitations and increasing vessel speeds.
UWS is the only company in Panama and Central America with a proven record of cleaning vessels of all sizes up to VLCC’s. With underwater brush cleaning equipment, UWS will increase the speed of your ship and give your hull a clean and smooth surface.
With approval from all major Class Societies, UWS is ready to carry on your Class Inspections in due dry docking or your regular maintenance inspections, with the upmost confidentiality in the market. Our underwater video equipment includes CCV Video, with communications, and DVD live video recording that will ensure the full real time experience required to make important decisions.