Rudder damage very often requires extensive repairs, leading to major costs for ship owners and their hull and machinery underwriter. Being the rudder one of the most important part of the ship, since it is what determines its direction. When the rudder is damaged, the ship can no longer operate, even if the hull and machinery are in excellent condition.

For this reason, IMS Diving Panama will do an underwater inspection of the rudder for damages, inspection for any deformities, and underwater inspection for cracks on the blades.