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Marine Inspection for Small Workboats

Increasing safety and efficiency during workboat inspections

Have eyes underwater in seconds

The maritime industry is an important part of most economies. When the work happens below the surface, there are limited options for getting a visual on what you are doing. Add a Deep Trekker ROV to your toolbox to immediately get an idea of what is going on with your operations.

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Keep track of lost equipment or shipments

Let's say you are a logging ship that has product miss the deck, how do you identify how much product missed the boat and how do you determine who is at fault? Having a Deep Trekker ROV gives you a reasonable option for performing verification that shipments and loading operations make it where they are supposed to.

Inspect your vessels without drydocking or divers

Checking the condition of a vessel can be time consuming. Avoid downtime by deploying a Deep Trekker ROV to inspect hulls, propellers, anchor chains and more, instead of calling on a diver or going into drydock.

Why Deep Trekker for Workboats?

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.

Cotty Fay

Washington State Ferries

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