Deep Trekker ROV Helps in Recovery of South Korea Ferry

The dangerous waters in South Korea have made the search and recovery efforts for the Ferry Sewol disaster very difficult. With the death toll rising to beyond 120 victims, Websolus Co., Ltd. – a Deep Trekker dealer in South Korea, has offered the help of the DTG2 ROV to carry out the inspections without putting more divers at risk.

The use of ROVs in such a dire situation, allows searchers to inspect areas that are too dangerous for divers to search for possible survivors on the sea floor and within the interior of the ship.

The complete portability of the Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV makes this an ideal tool for rescue situations, allowing for immediate response without the use of top-side power or generators. The extreme cold of the water and low-visibility make it almost impossible for a diver to stay underwater for any length of time, Deep Trekker ROVs can remain working underwater for up to 8 hours on one battery charge and use a sophisticated low-light camera that rotates 270 degrees for ultimate visibility.

Deep Trekker DTG2 ROVs can dive to depths of 250 feet, providing a reliable and clear image of what obstacles lie below and can retrieve evidence with the optional 2 function grabber attachment. This allows rescue teams and divers view the wreckage before diving in blindly or eliminate the need for a dive entirely.

“My heart goes out to the friends and families of these victims, although we wish that this accident could have been avoided all together, we are glad to see our Deep Trekker ROV is being put to good use to avoid putting divers at further risk and giving the families some closure,” commented Sam Macdonald, Deep Trekker President.

Press Release, April 24, 2014; Image: Deep Trekker

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