Marine Survey & Shipping

Understand what’s happening under your vessel without diver intervention

Marine Survey with a Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

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.

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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

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 inturn 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.

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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
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Recommended Hull Inspection Vehicles

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 heading and depth sensor pod. Depth rated to 150 m (492 ft)

DTX2 ROV

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

Underwater ROV Attachements

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:

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Shipping and Port Security Applications for Deep Trekker ROVs

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.

Marina Inspections

For marina supervisors, providing their clients with value-added services such as vessel inspections can be a simple service for a marina to implement. The Deep Trekker ROVs can even be equipped with tools to retrieve lost of accidentally dropped items.

UWILD Inspections

“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 DTG2 and DTX2 ROV systems can also be outfitted with a thickness gauge to test the thickness of the hull for a complete UWILD ROV inspection.

Our Marine Survey ROVs Are Easy to Use

You don’t need a high level of expertise to use our marine survey ROV equipment. You can master the guidance of the ROV and operation of the marine environment inspection camera in a matter of hours, with no training required.

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