The new SeaBotix LBV-200-4 ROV will spare the diving team from making unnecessary dives.
The county acquired this robot with $107,336 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
One of the operators, sgt. Matthew J. Tiedemann, said: “That’s what we’re looking for in black water like the Passaic River or Hackensack River where we can’t see what we’re doing.”
“This is a tool that we can use without having to put human divers in the water, in contaminated water, to risk their lives for something that may not be there.”
Subsea World News Staff, September 07, 2012; Image: seabotix