Understand what’s happening under your vessel without diver intervention
Ocean shipping continues to be the main type of transport for thousands of goods and equipment across nation lines. From continent to continent, in today’s world of increased globalization, the connection between markets has never been more intertwined. A vessel’s structural integrity, potential transferring of invasive species, or contraband smuggling demands periodic inspections of the vessel’s hull during transit and when entering port. Deep Trekker commercial grade ROVs provide an affordable, user-friendly way to perform marine surveys, ship inspections, and more without diver intervention.
Use ROVs for Various Ship Inspection Tasks
Deep Trekker ROVs offer an easy, fast and effective way to perform hull inspections, dock inspections and virtually any task that requires immediate eyes under the water.
Emergency hull inspections, nighttime inspections, ballast tank inspections, and marina checks are easily completed with Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles. Boat, yacht or vessel owners now have a way to monitor the status of their hull without needing to dry dock it or send divers into unknown areas. This in turn gives them the opportunity to address any potential issues at the outset, avoiding higher repair costs and further damage to one’s hull. If an ROV boat inspection reveals any damage, you will know exactly where to send your repair team.
The ROV’s spherical shape and patented pitching system allows you to effortlessly maneuver it into tight spots. The internal battery power prevents the need for excessive cord management, which further simplifies the ROV’s operation. What’s more, the lack of the need for connectivity to a generator or topside box means you can deploy the ROV from anywhere on the vessel or docks — even in the most remote locations. In addition, we have several ROV attachments available, such as a thickness gauge, which allow you to see specific measurements about your vessel.
The Benefits of Deep Trekker in Marine Survey/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
Deep Trekker underwater robots are commercial-grade and trusted worldwide. Choose which of our product lines best fits your application, then customize with our range of task specific options.
DTG2 ‘Smart’ ROV
Compact and robust, complete with auto-heading and auto-depth functionality. Depth rated to 150 m (492 ft)
Vectored thrusters when working in higher currents or moving laterally. Depth rated to 305 m (1000 ft)
DT640Mag Utility Crawler
Submersible and magnetic vehicle to inspect under hulls, scape and pressure wash
All of our systems are battery-powered for instant deployment and include a super-bright hand-held controller for intuitive piloting. With these systems, we have introduced a wide range of add-ons to customize each product for your specific needs. Here are some of our customer’s favorites:
Quickly change views to look at hull beside you
Test the thickness of hulls through protective coatings
Additional light when working in dark waters
Reference points to estimate size of damage
“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
January 31, 2018Washington State Ferries introduces Nemo, their very own Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Using the new DTX2 underwater drone, the ferry operators are able to conduct regular and ongoing inspections of the ferry hulls and props; without a diver. A vessel’s structural integrity requires periodic inspections of the vessel’s hull during transit and when… Read More »
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January 24, 2018The DT640 Utility Crawler with Oculus Multibeam Sonar provides clear hull inspections in low-visibility water. Deep Trekker announces product demonstrations at Canada’s largest commercial marine event – Fish Canada Workboat Canada 2018 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Canadian Workboat Industry As the workboat industry ponders two main questions coming into the new year, namely if the… Read More »
Knowledge of your hull, props, zinc, intakes, and anchors – Anytime.