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Fukada Salvage orders ISE Explorer AUV

27th June 2011 - 08:26 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ISE Ltd. is pleased to announce that Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd. has placed an order for an Explorer autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The vehicle will be used for commercial survey operations and is equipped with an EdgeTech 2200M sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler, an R2Sonics 2022 multibeam echosounder and a SeaBird FastCAT conductivity, temperature and depth sensor.

The Fukada Explorer will also be supplied with a light-weight self-articulating ramp based launch and recovery system which will be installed on one of their survey ships, the Shinkai Maru. This will enable Fukada Salvage to launch and recover their AUV up to Sea State 4.

Source: ISE

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