Harzardous cargo located and surveyed by ROV Latis

ROV LATIS has located one of the two missing deck cargo containers at a depth of 15MSW. The ROV carried out a search using forward looking sonar configuration, high resolution multibeam mounted at ninety degrees to the seabed, and has located the deck cargo after a couple of minutes. 

 

 

The use of the forward looking sonar has allowed for distances of up to 120 metres to be mapped with a high degree of accuracy, allowing completion of large area surveys in minimal times.

The sonar and onboard camera video streams from LATIS were transmitted in real time back to the command centre over wifi link, allowing this information to be assessed immediately, ultimately allowing for fast effective response.