Become more efficient
Ocean shipping continues to be the primary transportation of billions of dollars in goods. Proactively manage your fuel efficiency by conducting regular ROV inspections of your hull to determine optimal cleaning and paint schedules.
Underwater security for Port Authorities
With Deep Trekker ROVs, port authorities and border security professionals are able to perform an efficient hull inspection on every single vessel to pass through their waters without the need to send a human into the water, or incur the high costs and delay of dry-docking. Contraband inspections can be performed efficiently, regularly, and without risk to a human underwater.
“Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Dry-docking” can be completed with an ROV from Deep Trekker along with a certified surveyor. The internal HD camera accurately documents and records the condition of the hull markings, sea chests, inlets and discharges, rudders, pintles, sacrificial anodes, and propeller. The Deep Trekker DTG3 and REVOLUTION ROV systems can also be outfitted with a thickness gauge to test the thickness of the hull for a complete UWILD ROV inspection.
Why Deep Trekker for Shipping?
Avoid unnecessary down time in deploying a dive team or lifting out of water
Easily inspect areas too small for divers
270 degree camera rotation to quickly view the bottom of the hull
Optional side-facing cameras to reduce inspection time
Record all inspections with voice-over to SD Card
Sophisticated add-ons such as Thickness Gauge and Sonar
General and close visual inspections of hull
Submerged structures of a vessel need to be regularly evaluated for condition, fouling and security. These inspections are costly and time consuming using traditional methods; however, with a Deep Trekker ROV you can quickly and inspect check hulls, propellers, sea chests, intakes, and keels without drydocking or hiring a diver.
Identify problem areas even in murky water
Maritime environments can often be difficult for clear visual due to high turbidity waters. Sonars are the most effective technology for getting a visual in these conditions. Deep Trekker ROVs and Utility Crawlers can be equipped with imaging sonars that allow you to identify problem areas over longer distances, even in murky water environments.
Steel thickness testing to evaluate corrosion
Part of proper vessel hull management planning, it is important to study the effects of corrosion. Not all corrosion is equal - it may require immediate repairs or result in postponing schedules. Optimize maintenance schedules by performing regular thickness testing using the ultrasonic gauge attachment on your Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle.
If we lose a boat for half a day not knowing waiting for divers to show up, it can cost the public and economy a lot more. Yeah, it [the DTX2 ROV] definitely paid for itself already, and we’ve only had it operating for about five months.
Washington State Ferries
Shipping Surveying ROV Packages
The Advanced Package. A Complete package for maximum portability and advanced integrated sensors.Learn More
REVOLUTION ROV | Package
The REVOLUTION is the most intuitive and stable ROV for underwater surveys and inspections, built tough to survive harsh underwater conditions to accomplish complex missions. All REVOLUTION ROV purchases include a complimentary online training session with our Technical Trainer. This free session allows you to gain full understanding of the advanced features available on the REVOLUTION to set you up for optimal performance.Learn More
DT640 MAG Magnetic Utility Crawler
The DT640Mag Utility MagCrawler uses rare earth magnets wheels to travel horizontally, vertically or upside down on any ferrous metal surfaces. With an on-board HD camera, operators can easily inspect areas out of reach or underwater from the handheld controller. Ideal for hull or wall inspections, the DT640Mag Utility MagCrawler is the most versatile inspection vehicle on the market.Learn More
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