The Indian Navy has been using its fleet of VideoRay Mission Specialist Defenders to search for and recover victims of a mine flood in December 2018. Fifteen miners perished inside the illegal coal mine, called a rat-hole, in Meghalaya, India. So far, one victim has been recovered. The search is still ongoing, with water in the mines causing significant delays to the recovery process. ​

One of the members of the Indian Navy commented on their use of VideoRay ROV  technology, saying, “Great job with the Defender…we are using it to rescue miners trapped in a mine in a rat hole…at a depth of more than 50 meters where our divers cannot reach.”

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