Shannon Regan | January 29th, 2018
A look at how underwater ROVs or underwater drones are being used to help monitor commercial divers while they perform various aquatic tasks. From Search and recovery to underwater inspections, dive teams are adopting ROVs for safe diving practices.
Commercial divers are exposed to a variety of occupational safety and health hazards such as respiratory and circulatory risks, hypothermia, low visibility, and physical injury from the operation of heavy equipment under water. The type, length, frequency of dive and the type of operation increase the already high risk of strenuous work.
A group of commercial divers in Australia has recently been reacting to neurological symptoms including hallucinations, nausea, headaches, tremors and cognitive impairment after participating in dives to depths of 273 meters and working on the ocean floor.
Generally, divers are allocated 30 minutes to a maximum of one hour to be submerged underwater and at high pressures. Deep Trekker ROVs are completely portable, allowing divers to pick up, take off and take their ROV anywhere without the added use of bulky equipment, computers or generators. Its portability also helps to eliminate unpredictable and dangerous missions for dive teams.
While not intended to replace divers, the DTG3 ROV and REVOLUTION ROV work in tandem with divers and are critical in the safety and monitoring of commercial diving.
For more information on safe diving practices or to schedule a demo of a Deep Trekker underwater ROV, contact us today >
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