UWILD hull inspection ROV

UWILD Best Practices

Cody Warner Marine Survey / Shipping, Oil and Energy Leave a Comment

Large vessels are required to be inspected thoroughly every year, as well as have a secondary inspection every three years and half decade by a classification society in order to remain certified to be in operation.  Why do these classifications exist?  Classifications began as technical assessments for marine insurers in the second half of the 18th century (IACS 2011).  What started …

Victoria Reef

Better than the Great Barrier Reef?

Amanda Coulas Industry News, Underwater Discovery and Research Leave a Comment

The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia is a world renowned snorkel and scuba diving site and may now have some competition thanks to the work of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The stunning Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park was always a popular destination due to its beautiful landscape, but what wonders lay below the water line …

Miniature ROV

New DTG2 ROV Die-Cast Models

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Show off your love for remotely operated vehicles with a Deep Trekker die-cast model of the DTG2 ROV. These 1/4 scale miniatures are a great gift idea for any ROV pilot or underwater enthusiast. Fill out this form to order yours today – only $29.99 + Shipping Pre-Order Yours Now

Long Beach Port Record

Port Record Reminds us of Security Importance

Cody Warner Industry News, Marine Survey / Shipping, Military / First Responder Leave a Comment

July 2015 will go down in history as the highest month of cargo volume in the 104 year history of Long Beach’s Port.  As one of the largest ports in the United States and the world, these types of records are important indicators of a not so young industry that continues to thrive.  Shipping remains the most cost effective option …

Maritime Security West 2015 Conference

Deep Trekker Announces Attendance at Maritime Security West Conference

Cody Warner Company Product and Event News, Marine Survey / Shipping, Military / First Responder Leave a Comment

Deep Trekker Inc. will be exhibiting at Maritime Security West 2015 in San Diego, California.  The Mini ROV manufacturer will have its DTG2 Smart and DTG2 Worker units on display, with some gadgets and toys attached.   Deep Trekker will be available to take interested parties on demos of the unit to the docks as well! Deep Trekker ROVs are …

Deep Trekker

DTG2 Helps Retrieve Sunken Infrastructure

Kiara Vallier Aquaculture, Industry News, Infrastructure, Tutorials and Tips Leave a Comment

Sometimes situations take place that we have no control over. Aquaculture sites around the world often have to deal with the unexpected environmental situations like major storms affecting their operations. Here is an example of a farm that had a storm swoop in and cause one of their empty net pontoons to sink. A team of Deep Trekkers were deployed …

Maritime Security Piracy Asia

Southeast Asian Piracy Hits All Time High

Cody Warner Industry News, Marine Survey / Shipping, Military / First Responder Leave a Comment

Maritime security questions continue to rise out of Southeast Asia as ship hijackings have risen to all time record highs in 2015 (Maritime Executive 2015).  The targets of these attacks are black market and oil related.  The demand for oil in the region has caused the tankers to be attacked.  Smaller tankers are often the choice target because of they …

RentvsOwn

What is Best For You: ROV Ownership vs. Servicing

Cody Warner Commercial / Salvage, Infrastructure, Marine Survey / Shipping, Tutorials and Tips Leave a Comment

If your project is underwater, be it a dam, offshore drilling platform or jurisdiction for search and rescue, one of the most important decisions you will make is how you will get eyes and hands underwater.  There are three main options; divers, purchasing ROV(s) and renting or hiring a ROV service company. ROVs are often a more cost effective route regardless of …

BC Salmon Farmers association

Canadian University Allocates Funds for Salmon Farming Research

Kiara Vallier Aquaculture, Industry News Leave a Comment

“New Brunswickers working in the Atlantic salmon farming industry will benefit from new research at the Universite de Moncton that aims to reduce stress among fish, resulting in healthier salmon and lower costs to producers,” reports Undercurrent News. At the Université de Moncton a team of researchers are working towards quickly identifying the physiological and biochemical signs of stress in farmed …

salmon farming BC

Chilean Salmonoid Production Dropping in 2015

Kiara Vallier Aquaculture, Industry News Leave a Comment

A prevalent topic that has been explored extensively in the recent months has been the recent decrease in Chilean salmon production. With the outbreak of salmonid rickettsial septicaemia (SRS), native to Chile, the main course of action has been to increase the use of antibiotics as farmers try to eliminate the disease. Right now the focus is on eradicating SRS which …

Retrieving Weapon

DTG2 Worker Retrieves Evidence

Cody Warner Military / First Responder Leave a Comment

Mini remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have long been limited to inspections and underwater filming, but there is a need for some light work to be completed with mini ROVs as well.  Deep Trekker aims to create useful underwater tools with innovative functions for the specific needs of our customers.  Among the first tools created by the Deep Trekker team was …

ASC LABEL

Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification Program

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The aquaculture industry today faces many challenges as more and more consumers question the practices involved in the industry. People do not want to consume species that have been grown in crowded pens or doused with antibiotics. In response to the high consumer feedback surrounding the global aquaculture industry the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a leading certification and labelling …

Maritime Security ROV

Using Mini ROVs for Contraband Inspections

Cody Warner Marine Survey / Shipping, Military / First Responder Leave a Comment

There are many threats to our ports that have been identified and measures that are being taken to protect the ports.  The benefits of maritime security are not simply for safety, though that is the most important.  The benefits are economical and political, allowing for regions to thrive when properly executed. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Scot Graham recognizes ports …

Retrieval-Video

Valuables Retrieved with Deep Trekker DTG2 Worker ROV

Amanda Coulas Military / First Responder, Opinion Pieces, Tutorials and Tips, Underwater Discovery and Research Leave a Comment

At some point, I’m sure we’ve all done it. Leaned over the boat and there go your sunglasses – or kicked a tool off the dock into the water. Everyone has a story of that one unforgettable day when there cell phone went for a swim, never to be seen again. Yes, it seems inevitable that the waters will steal …

PW Makar DTG2 Potable Tank Inspector

PW Makar and Deep Trekker: The Top to Bottom Inspection Solution

Cody Warner Customer Stories, Infrastructure Leave a Comment

At Deep Trekker, we are continually looking to innovate.  Customers have problems to solve underwater, we create solutions.  PW Makar, a Corunna, Ontario, Canada based tank coating inspection company, operates a DTG2 Worker for their internal inspections.  The operators rave about the video quality and are able to complete thorough inspections of an entire tank in a very short time. …