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Bureau Veritas Campaign 2021

The project was to show with commercial photography and specially portraits in action, how BUREAU VERITAS proves value of inspection technologies on ocean bulk ship.  An Oceanbulk vessel was the Bureau Veritas testbed for different types of remote inspection technologies and techniques (RIT) as BV, Oceanbulk and Glafcos take the lead in using robotic solutions for ship inspections.
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) has directed and supervised the testing, establishing ‘proof of concept’ and operational purpose, for remote inspection technologies and techniques, including an aerial drone, a miniature remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and magnetic crawlers, on an Oceanbulk double-skin supramax bulk carrier, built in 2008 and classed by BV.
The remote tools were supplied and operated by Glafcos Marine, a Greek technical services specialist, which has been developing and refining the marine application of these technologies for many years.The tests were conducted under the same conditions and, to secure the necessary information, were required at an ‘intermediate’ survey for a bulk carrier of the age of the subject ship, between the second and third class renewal surveys.

The photoshoot of the advertising campaign took place in Syros shipyards Greece where the vessel, making a short visit, was inspected during a recent call to the Neorion shipyard in Syros for work on the stern that required a specific ballasted condition.

 

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Lloyds Register Marine LNG Campaign 2016 In Doha

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Lloyd’s Register Marine Campaign 2015 in Syros

As a part of Lloyds Register Marine campaign I would like to start this post with 2 words… “Trust” and “thankful”. A big thanks to the Communication Department of Lloyd’s Register Marine and Columns Advertising of Londonfor trusted me to be part and photographer of their global campaign for 2015. The
campaign photoshoot took place in Neorio Shipyards of Syros Island in Greece the summer of 2014. It was more than useful experience working under the difficult conditions of the Shipyards and for the specific needs of Lloyds Register UK campaign.

The photoshoot of Lloyds Register Marine Campaign at Syros Shipyards

Lloyds surveyors are those who protects the life of workers and the property as well through the security tests. Thats why the mood of the campaign was a heroic like dark portrait of a Lloyds Register surveyor set in his environment, a style very close in how I usually working in my portraits. We stayed at Syros for three days (Me and the assistants) with most of the time inside the drydock of Neorio. After this experience I have to say that its not the easiest thing to choose angles inside and outside of an 250 meters long ship under 40+Celsius!

The Greek Maritime Nation and Syros archive

Greece is a maritime nation by tradition, as shipping is arguably the oldest form of occupation of the Greeks and has been a key element of Greek economic activity since ancient times”. Through this photoshoot I had the opportunity to come closer with an important part of the “Greek owned” Shipping industryand Greek Shipping history as well. The Neorio Shipyards at Syros was also very important part of Lloyds Campaign as well as the Shipping archive of Syros and the owner Mr George Foustanos. Coming back from this experience I had a strong feeling of pride for all the Greeks that invested in the big idea of the maritime world and managed it successfully. This is the reason that 20% of global shipping owned by Greeks. After this experience working in the shipyards under 40 celcius for three days between hot metal sheets, I strongly believe that everyone who works there is a real hero… I would like to thank all these kind workers from Syros that helped and support us to accomplish our photography mission.

Big thanks to Nick, Anita, Lloyds…

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