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CANSEC 2017: Hull-crawling ROV inspects the deep

2nd June 2017 - 12:32 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Ottawa


With a growing threat to commercial shipping and port security as well as more imaginative smuggling tactics, the need for versatile and easy-to-use hull inspection has grown. 

Anticipating an increasing demand for such a product, Deep Trekker Inc, a manufacturer of remotely operated vehicles (ROV), has unveiled a new addition to their range of vehicles.

The DT640 Utility Crawler is an inspection submersible aimed at both civil and military customers.

The three-wheeled vehicle uses magnets to crawl along the hull of a ship and is equipped with a high definition camera to allow for remote inspection of potential threats or

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Ian Keddie


Ian Keddie

Ian Keddie is a Shephard correspondent based in Toronto, Canada.

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