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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as "Commercial / Salvage"


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Searching for the Avro Arrow with an Underwater Drone

Commercial / Salvage, Company Product and Event News, Underwater Discovery and Research

#RaiseTheArrow – Deep Trekker spent some time on Lake Ontario searching for Avro Arrow targets using underwater drones mounted with sonar. In the 1950s, Canada was gaining global recognition as a forerunner in the development of military aviation technology.  The CF 100 Canuck, was a jet interceptor/fighter designed and built by Avro Canada that was placed into… Read More »

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Marine Salvage – Best Practices for Operations

Commercial / Salvage

Reviewing the best practices of marine salvage operations and how Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), or underwater drones prove to aid in underwater missions. Recovery of sunken personal crafts to large cargo ships require the detailed attention of salvors to safely remove the vessel from our waterways. This job is costly, dangerous, and often takes place… Read More »

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Aging Infrastructure Inspections – Surveying the Dinosaur

Commercial / Salvage, Infrastructure

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) known as underwater drones, widely used to inspect aging infrastructure – one engineering firm shares their experience. Aging infrastructure is a reality for the majority of cities around the world.  Many municipal waterways, dams, and bridges were built over 50 to 100 years ago, and these systems are showing their age. It… Read More »

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ROV Inspections of Water Towers: Underwater Drone Used to Save Diver’s Time

Commercial / Salvage, Infrastructure

Mountain West Commercial Diving currently uses their Deep Trekker underwater drone to conduct ROV inspections or potable water towers. Aim to exceed the client’s expectation while adhering the highest standards in industry compliance and safety; that is the goal of Mountain West Commercial Diving (MWCD). Based out of Hazelton, Idaho, MWCD has over 25 years… Read More »

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Low Visibility Diving – A look at Sonar Integration

Commercial / Salvage, Marine Survey / Shipping, Military / First Responder, Underwater Discovery and Research

Updated sonar technologies are making low visibility diving possible – making them the ideal tool to be equipped on underwater drones for Search & Rescue missions and salvage operations. Unless you are swimming off the coast of Cancun, your nearest water source may not always be incredibly clear. Visibility below the surface often limits the… Read More »

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Recovering Submerged Vehicles Using An ROV

Commercial / Salvage

When it comes to recovering submerged vehicles, nothing makes it easier than using a Deep Trekker underwater drone; see how one client is using his ROV. No one ever really knows what might be lurking beneath the surface or on the bottom of a body of water. Submerged vehicles, vivid marine life or forgotten structures… Read More »

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Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

Commercial / Salvage, Infrastructure

Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water… Read More »

Diver versus Deep Trekker: A Cost /Benefit Analysis

Commercial / Salvage, Military / First Responder

As underwater ROV technology continues to evolve and transform, industry professionals are faced with a simple question: diver or drone? While the question may be simple, often the answer is not and depends on a multitude of factors such as the scope of a task, operating environment/conditions and project complexity to name a few. Ultimately… Read More »

Search and Rescue Demo With Deep Trekker

Commercial / Salvage, Military / First Responder

Search and Rescue operations are a large part of police divers jobs. While it is never nice to hear about a drown victim, the work that police divers do is extremely important to provide closure to the families involved. Each time a brave diver enters the water there is a number of risks involved, especially when… Read More »

Deep Trekker Diver Profile: Mike Fletcher

Commercial / Salvage, Customer Stories, For Everyone

Exploring with the Deep Trekker systems, travelling the world, adventuring among wrecks, visiting customers and meeting industry professionals  are by far the biggest perks working at Deep Trekker. We experience so many unique situations and meet so many amazing personalities. Among the incredible people we encounter working at Deep Trekker, are a number of professional and… Read More »

Underwater Drones and Monitoring your Hull’s Paint Job

Commercial / Salvage, Marine Survey / Shipping

Last April we posted a blog that explored the prime reasons ship owners and operators should inspect their hulls on a regular basis. From paint jobs to contraband inspections, monitoring the status of a vessel’s hull is important to ensure the integrity of the structure and to reduce damage and the costs of wear and… Read More »

How Do You Clear Your Trash Racks?

Commercial / Salvage, Oil and Energy

What are Trash Racks? A trash rack is a wooden or metal structure that prevents debris from entering the intake of a water mill, hydroelectric dam or storm water system. In many cases, hydro dams pull in water from a lake, river or reservoir through their intake to be used for power generation. As the… Read More »

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