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12

October 12, 2017 - VideoRay ROV assists in quay inspections in Sweden

VideoRay’s Pro 4 ROV, called “Rocky,” is in regular use inspecting Söder Mälarstrand, a quay in Sweden. This Pro 4 is equipped with both sonar and video cameras to provide a thorough and complete image of the underwater environment. Marie Fleetwood and Fredrik Fleetwood, the ROV pilots, work on behalf of the Port of Stockholm to inspect the quay for current issues and future maintenance work.

“The pools in this dock are over a hundred years old. Many parts are amazingly intact, but in some places, it is seen that there are problems,” says Fredrik Fleetwood, which is why the VideoRay Pro 4 ROV is being utilized for inspection. The technology “is in many cases both better and cheaper than sending down diver. The underwater drone can enter confined spaces and operate in hazardous areas,” says Mattias Sandell, Technical Manager at Stockholms Hamnar.

 

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Oct
10

October 10, 2017 - McKean County Dive Team now equipped with VideoRay technology

The McKean County Dive Team has added an ROV to their search and rescue team to help with efficiency and accuracy. The team completed VideoRay training early last week and is now prepared to operate the technology with precision.

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Sep
11

September 11, 2017 - VideoRay Mission Specialist helps with drill ship sea chest cleaning and inspection

A VideoRay Mission Specialist (MSS) was used from June 16 to June 23, 2017, in the Gulf of Mexico for a 2nd Intermediate UWILD Inspection on a DNV classified drill ship. The MSS ROV cleaned 62 sea chest grates in the machine room, engine room, and pump room over the course of 3 days. Paul Chittenden, Business Development Manager at Proceanic, explained that “cleaning time is basically cut in half” with the Mission Specialist, saving the customer valuable time and money. The MSS system was transported to the location by boat and deployed from the drill ship.

“High power in a small package…what more could you ask for? The MSS has greatly expanded the range of services we ever thought would be possible with a hand-launched mini-ROV,” stated Kyle Satula, Structural Engineering Manager at Proceanic.

While the days flying the MSS were mild—1-2 knot winds and 0-3 meter waves—the inspection was delayed by a tropical storm, taking 2 and a half days away from the mission.

Using cleaning tools from Cavidyne, the VideoRay Mission Specialist was able to get the job done and keep the customer satisfied despite the loss of time. Cavidyne technology quickly and safely removes fouling materials without disturbing varnish or anti-fouling coating, keeping the water free of heavy metals and contaminants.

 

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Sep
07

September 7, 2017 – VideoRay ROV locates missing person in Stutsman County

Stutsman County conducted a precautionary search for a missing person with a VideoRay ROV on August 18, 2017. The VideoRay ROV located the car belonging to the missing man, and authorities were able to recover the body.

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Aug
23

August 23, 2017 – Sonar-equipped VideoRay ROV locates drowning victim within an hour

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue (HCDFRS) used a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV to locate and recover the body of a drowning victim without divers on June 13, 2017. The HCDFRS team, consisting of VideoRay-certified operators, used a Pro 4 with sonar and a manipulator arm. The sonar technology was used to locate the body of the victim, about 150 feet from the shoreline, and the ROV grabbed the t-shirt of the victim and brought him to the surface. The whole process took only an hour, thanks to the efficiency and accuracy of the HCDFRS team. Howard County, Maryland, is prepared and experienced in the use of ROV technology to keep divers safe and recover the bodies of drowning victims to bring closure to families. 

To read more about Howard County's training and success with their ROV, click here!

Additional News Coverage:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Swimmer-Missing-in-Rocky-George-Reservoir-428271273.html

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/261005384-story

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Aug
09

August 8, 2017 - USCG uses the VideoRay Mission Specialist to inspect the wreckage of F/V Destination

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Jul
25

July 25, 2017 – VideoRay ROV helps Elbit Systems conduct MCM application

Elbit Systems completed a full MCM application, using a VideoRay ROV for the identification and neutralization phase of the mission.

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Jul
17

July 17, 2017 - VideoRay ROV helps Knox County, Indiana find teen

On July 1 at 2:45pm, the body of an Oaktown, Indiana teenager was recovered from a small lake in Knox County, Indiana, using a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV.

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Jun
14

June 14th, 2017 – VideoRay Mission Specialist ROV explores shipwrecked Coast Guard Cutter for USCG and NOAA

​June 13th, 2017, was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch, a ship recently discovered on the ocean floor right off Point Conception. Early October 2016, the United States Coast Guard and NOAA reached out to VideoRay, inquiring about our technologically advanced Mission Specialist (MSS) ROV. VideoRay is the ...
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Jun
07

June 6, 2017 – VideoRay VP of Engineering brings ROV to Upper Dublin High School

​VideoRay's Pro 4 ROV can do a lot: offshore inspections, military mine counter measures, search and rescue missions, marine research, and so much more. Andy Goldstein, an Upper Dublin High School alum and vice president of engineering for VideoRay, added another item to the list of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) capabilities: inspecting the UDHS ...
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Jun
05

June 5, 2017 - Norwegian company utilizes a VideoRay ROV for offshore tank decommissioning

The Norwegian company, Stinger Technology, along with Saab Seaeye, created a three-part unit comprised of a Saab Seaeye Falcon, a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV, and a Stinger Nano to check for environmental contaminates before decommissioning offshore production tanks. The size of VideoRay's Pro 4 paired with its technological capabilities makes it the perfec...
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Jun
01

June 1, 2017 - Earth Resource Group uses a VideoRay Pro 4 to Recover Lake Mead Drowning Victim

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is by far the deadliest National Park, and drownings account for most of the 250+ people who lost their lives there over the last few years. Fortunately for the families of the most tragic drownings, local environmental consulting company Earth Resource Group of Las Vegas, NV, volunteers their time repeatedly to f...
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May
14

The 2016 'Best of VideoRay' Photo Contest

Winners of the Best of VideoRay 2016 Photo Contest have been announced! 1st Marko Van Ess – Aqua Events Aqua Events specializes in all types of events and (film) productions on, round, or with water. Aqua Events is a creative nautical problem-solver with years of experience and expertise. With a passion for the elements of nature, they bring a "nau...
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May
14

May 18, 2017 - The 2016 'Best of VideoRay' Photo Contest

Winners of the Best of VideoRay 2016 Photo Contest have been announced! 1st Marko Van Ess – Aqua Events Aqua Events specializes in all types of events and (film) productions on, round, or with water. Aqua Events is a creative nautical problem-solver with years of experience and expertise. With a passion for the elements of nature, they bring a "nau...
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May
14

February, 2018 - 2017 'Best of VideoRay' Photo Contest

Winners of the Best of VideoRay 2017 Photo Contest have been announced! 1st Place Tom Roger Boervik MKT AS is a small Norwegian family company whose main activity has been maritime services and consulting for the fish farming industry, subsea companies, oil and gas, and environmental surveys. 2nd Place - M att Majors - Tennessee Wildlife Resou...
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May
12

MAY 12, 2017 – NH Fish & Game Conservation Officers utilize VideoRay Pro 4 to locate and recover multiple drowning victims

Lt. Bradley Morse, who was on scene and in charge of the search and recovery efforts, requested the Sonar/ROV team and Airboat Team to respond and assist with the search of the missing snowmobilers.The Sonar/ROV team was transported via airboat to the location in which the helmet of the missing snowmobiler off Long Island was located.The VideoRay P...
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May
12

MAY 12, 2017 – NH Fish & Game Conservation Officers utilize VideoRay Pro 4 to locate and recover multiple drowning victims

Lt. Bradley Morse, who was on scene and in charge of the search and recovery efforts, requested the Sonar/ROV team and Airboat Team to respond and assist with the search of the missing snowmobilers.The Sonar/ROV team was transported via airboat to the location in which the helmet of the missing snowmobiler off Long Island was located.The VideoRay P...
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Mar
08

MARCH 8, 2017 – ROVX uses VideoRay Pro 4 to Rescue WROV

We received an email from a customer last week who recovered a Work Class ROV using a Pro 4. Here is his story and a great video link. Resent-From: < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > From: rob stewart  Date: February 23, 2017 at 10:38:41 GMT+4 To: Info < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > Subject: VideoRay utilisation offshore Good Morning Just a quick email ...
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Mar
02

MARCH 2, 2017 – Bord Iascaigh Mhara Conducts Seed Mussel Surveys with VideoRay

Bord Iascaigh Mhara , Ireland's Seafood Development Agency conducts Seed Mussel Surveys to assist in the responsible growth of Irish aquaculture. They recently purchased a VideoRay Pro 4 outfitted with BlueView multibeam sonar, and rotating manipulator purchased through TechWorks Marine , VideoRay's dealer in Ireland to assist with this task, ...
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Feb
14

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 – Treasure of the Sloop Washington featured in Wreck Diving Magazine

The oldest, full-intact commercial sailing vessel to have been lost and found in the Great Lakes is explored with a VideoRay. Check out the full story in Wreck Diving Magazine .
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