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Search and recovery missions are dangerous for divers and time is critical. Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles provide real-time visual and allow you to deploy tailor-made tools such as sonar, to navigate and locate through turbid waters; and a grabber arm, to retrieve victims or evidence. Talk to our Industry Specialists today about your specific needs and to learn more about:
- Identifying targets
- Conducting a victim or evidence recovery mission
- Training & diver monitoring
- Underwater search techniques
- How does sonar work
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ROVs tools to identify targets
Once the side scan has completed it's sweep of the area, search and rescue teams are able to mark areas of interest where their target may be located. Traditionally, divers are deployed at this point and must navigate through the murky water and hope to come across their mark. With zero visibility, these divers must rely on touch to move around and to locate their target. Deep Trekker ROVs are becoming more widely used in search and recovery missions. Not to replace divers - but work in tandem. Similar to traditional methods, after the side scan has completed, the ROV can be quickly deployed to identify the target. Pair your ROV with a multibeam imaging sonar, a mission critcal tool to reidentify the target and get visual confirmation.
Using the REVOLUTION NAV package equipped with USBL and DVL, teams can plot their course and verify what areas have been previously searched for points of interest. Location tracking and breadcrumbing capabilities allow crews to record notes, photos and videos at waypoints for further analysis and record keeping. Furthermore, overlaid maps and station holding make real time positioning and navigation even easier for searching in large areas. With Deep Trekker's Mission Planner you can create waypoints at predefined locations to navigate directly to known side scan sonar targets.
Law Enforcement and Police Rescue operations
Many cities and police units have a marine unit to assist police and other first responders. A remote operated vehicle for law enforcement agency use can aid a diving team and facilitate search and rescue operations to locate drowning victims. ROVs can also help first responders in their underwater rescue efforts. Search sites are often in treacherous waters; an additional ROV can complement the marine unit to provide additional safety by monitoring of police divers.
Provide Additional Safety by Monitoring Divers
The easily transportable and deployable robots allow teams to work effectively in remote and difficult locations. In an industry as potentially dangerous as search and recovery, the assistance provided by an ROV keeps divers safe and out of precarious situations. Most importantly, the risk to a diver can be closely monitored from the surface while a retrieval or inspection is being conducted.
Search and Rescue Packages
Get more work done. Retrieve objects or specimens with the 2-function grabber arm, the heading and depth make precise inspections and retrievals easier.Learn More
REVOLUTION ROV | Package
The REVOLUTION is the most intuitive ROV for underwater inspections. Available with a drone claw attachment, click here for ROV pricing.Learn More
Blueprint Oculus Multibeam Sonars | M750D
Blueprint oculus multibeam imaging sonar M750D attachment for Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles and robotic crawlers.Learn More
We cannot send divers down unless we are very sure the target will provide information because of the risk involved for the divers and boat operators. With these cameras we would be able to be 100% sure that the subject is there or not and know we have covered 100% of the bottom. The ability to record this info is huge for searchers for situational awareness and historical data for reviewing and training purposes.
Manager, Burns Lake Search and Rescue
Why Deep Trekker for Search and Rescue?
30 second deployment time
Launch in the most remote areas with no topside power or boxes required
Gaming style controller to significantly reduce the learning curve
Sophisticated Options such as Sonar and USBL Positioning Systems
Affordable robust equipment
Record investigations on the Deep Trekker DVR with voice-over capabilities
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Identifying targets of interest
Paired with a side scan sonar, Deep Trekker ROVs are the perfect tool for target identification. Even in low visibility water, the ROVs equipped with imaging sonar can effectively navigate to targets of interest.
Victim and evidence recovery
When a target has been identified, Deep Trekker ROVs are used for the retrieval process. Once the ROV is on location, divers can follow the tether to the target. If the divers are limited by depth and temperature, the retrieval can be completed using the ROV grabber arm.
Rapid search response
Timing is critical during all search missions. With no topside power required, Deep Trekker ROVs can be ready and deployed within seconds. The ROVs also help to maximize the search effort, expanding time underwater and allowing the search to continue without interruption.