Before I get into the nuts and bolts of of what I need your assistance with, I’ll give you a BRIEF history.
We purchased a the BlueROV2 back in October and are quite pleased with it. Haven’t done a whole lot with it, a few inspections and a body recovery/searches.
I myself am a commercial diver for 30+ years and owned/operated my own business till recently as I have sold it.
NOW - in the the past we have inspected 2 buried submarine cables X 15km each using divers walking along the bottom using the FISHER CT-1 cable locator to identify any exposed cable that maybe vulnerable to anchors or fishing equipment.
Last year we installed 2 New Submarine Cables again each 15km so now we have 4 Submarine Cables to inspect.
It is getting harder to use divers with all the new regulations, so we are looking for something either autonomous or something we can fly from boat?
Depth Max. = 122’
Current Max. = 2.4kts. with about an hour of slack water .
Vis. range = 0.’ to 15’
Currently I’m trying to install cable tracker to BR2, but I don’t think it will be manageable.
We are planning on starting inspections next week using divers, but we are definitely going to look at alternate methods, SO this is where you come in.
I have reviewed the Acoustic GPS System and not sure if this is accurate enough to complete the inspections.
The 2 New Submarine Cables we have coordinates for every meter/ft., the other cables we have coordinates at various locations.
Now with all this said remember I’m a Commercial Diver and not tec savvy by no means.
If you can do some brain storming as to method or something that is available then I’m sure we can work together to make it beneficial to both parties.
Thank-you for your time Rusty and look forward to hearing from you and better yet your solution.
Diveco Holdings Ltd.