Royal Netherlands Navy Locate Two Drowning Victims with VideoRay ROVs within Two Months of the Systems Being Delivered
On January 10, 2012 VideoRay LLC of Phoenixville, PA, along with Dutch partner Nautikaris BV of Ijmuiden, Netherlands, completed the site acceptance test of four VideoRay Pro 4 submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)systems with spare parts, accessories, and custom modifications for the Royal Netherlands Navy.
In less than a month after delivery they reported they successfully located a 10 year old boy under the ice with the VideoRay Pro 4 equipped with a BlueView P900-130 multibeam imaging sonar.
Less than a week after that first incident, they again were called into assist locate a missing ice skater under the ice just across the border in Germany using their VideoRay Pro 4 with a BlueView P900-130 multibeam imaging sonar. Again they were successful in locating the victim.
With more than 2,000 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in service around the world, VideoRay has clearly become the global leader in Observation ROV technology. VideoRay is an extremely versatile, portable, affordable, and reliable solution for underwater operations including surveys, offshore inspections, search & recovery, homeland & port security, science & research, fish farming, and other unique applications in underwater environments. “Plug and play” technology allows you to quickly attach sensors and accessories in the field so you can successfully complete your mission.
Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012; Image: VideoRay