Brazilian Navy Gets Rescue ROV
The Brazilian Navy has completed acceptance trials of Deep Ocean Engineering's 1476.4-ft. (450-m) Phantom Ultimate ROV. The Brazilian system is designed to handle equipment and tool packages necessary for personnel rescue of downed submarines. The Phantom Ultimate system comes with a handling system and control van. The gyro-guided vehicle carries a Mesotech 971 sonar, Schilling HV6F manipulator, ORE Trackpoint II tracking, DOE video, and Photosea Nighthawk video and still cameras and strobe, while providing 70 kg of additional payload. The onscreen display depicts depth, heading, time and date, elapsed time, hull integrity status and umbilical turns, as well as soft and armored tether length payed out.