EuroROV, the Spanish remotely operated vehicle (ROV) training and engineering company, has taken delivery of a Forum Sub-Atlantic Mojave vehicle for its newly-launched ROV pilot
These systems are subject to time and distance based position errors and only operate close to the seabed, meaning mid-water operations are conducted via manual control so real world or relative coordinates cannot be easily used by the ROV pilot
. To address these limitations, Sonardyne and Oceaneering have developed a novel navigation and control system solution utilising the dual output of INS and AHRS data from SPRINT to provide ROV Dynamic Positioning (DP) in all water depths with capabilities beyond current state-of-the-art, without affecting reliability or ease of use.
Don's desire to retrain as an ROV pilot
two years ago led him to Scotland, where he enrolled in a course with The Underwater Centre in Fort William.
Kennedy, far right, with his crew, as a PT boat commander in 1943.; EVIDENCE: This is an underwater image of a deadly torpedo believed to be from sunk PT-109; RECOVERY EXPERTS: Expedition leader Robert Ballard, right, and ROV pilot
Dave Lovalvo; EXPLORATION VESSEL: The ship Grayscout from Gladstone, Australia, was used by the team; CAPTAIN: John F Kennedy on board the PT-109, the vessel he commanded during World War 2.
When snappers were encountered, the ROV pilot
or divers observed and recorded their behavior.
Cullen brings a wealth of experience to the Centre, having worked offshore for more than 23 years in various positions from ROV pilot
to offshore operations manager.
Built upon the proven physics based VMax project simulator suite, V1.6 brings another dimension to ROV pilot
training and mission planning through the use of trainee task logging tools and an expanded suite of generic training scenarios including a jacket survey scenario using non-destructive testing tools.
This frees the ROV pilot
to focus on the task in hand, rather than battling with diagnostic traumas.
Office of naval research USA sponsored virtual environment training for the ROV pilots
Here at MTCS Ltd, we help people from the military such as airframe technicians and weapons engineers, who make good technicians and subsequently ROV pilots
. And there are those with trades like electrical engineers and car mechanics who also have a good aptitude for our courses."
I can speak to ROV pilots
and guide them so the ROV is very much my hands and eyes in deep water.