ROVs

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Jesse Lang and George Diaz start their own ROV training program as part of their business     BY MARY LOU JAY Jesse Lang and George Diaz, experienced military technicians and trainers, began offering remotely operated vehicle (ROV) training at a commercial diving school in South Carolina in 2016. But when the school (the International Diving Institute) closed last year, ...

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Underwater Tech: Controlling Ups and Downs

Underwater Buoyancy Technology enables more efficient dive operations     BY RICHARD FRYBURG PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUBSALVE Working underwater has always presented challenges including diver safety, site conditions and possible damage of equipment/other assets. When moving objects under water precise real time information on the location, depth, and underwater weight of the object is critical but not always available. Past operations ...

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Efficiency on a Budget

New collaboration brings together high-speed ROV capability and reduced costs created in response to COVID-19 operational requirements       BY SANDY SMITH When COVID-19 hit, moving personnel and equipment was no easy task. But the important things continued. There were sites to inspect, repairs to conduct and maintenance jobs to perform. These challenging circumstances led to an initial relationship between ...

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Wire Up: Part 1

BY OCEAN EYE, INC.’S CHRIS GABEL So, you’re ready to get in the water for that project that’s been months in the making. Everything is in place and you and your dive crew are ready to get the job done. You do a last communications check to make sure everything worked like it did in the dive locker. Then you get that ...

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Golden Ray Shipwreck: How Many More Golden Days?

BY GARY JONES Capsized cargo ship, the Golden Ray, where it overturned in St. Simons Sound. Credit: VICTORIA 1988/Shutterstock.com It has been a year and a half since the giant 656-ft. Golden Ray ship capsized in St. Simon Sound off the coast of the Port of Brunswick, Ga. The question inquiring minds want answered is, when will this salvage project ...

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A Space Odyssey

Transitioning from professional and commercial diving into the aerospace, engineering and defense communities took hard work and innumerable micro-failures.

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School Robotics Team Shines In ROV Competition

Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition fosters industry interest BY LUKE HULLEY here is nothing that gets young people inspired by science, technology, engineering and mathematics quite as much as the prospect of building a robot. Solving real-life problems may be the core of the discipline of engineering, but solving them with a remotely operated underwater vehicle you have ...

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Two Sets of Eyes

The video shows a juvenile octopus crawling sideways on the bottom of Northumberland Channel, making a beeline for the ROV’s manipulator. The tiny mollusk moves with purpose, stops right underneath the manipulator, senses sudden movement and scampers off.

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In the Mix Inland

It was a grisly discovery that brought closure to one family struck by tragedy and proved once again, ROVs can be an invaluable tool in inland commercial diving operations.

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2019 ROV/AUV Pictorial

Oceaneering aims to stay ahead of the curve and develop technology and processes to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.

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