Royal Netherlands Navy Locate Two Drowning Victims with VideoRay ROVs within Two Months of the Systems Being Delivered
On January 10, 2012 VideoRay LLC of Phoenixville, PA, along with Dutch partner Nautikaris BV of Ijmuiden, Netherlands, completed the site acceptance test of four VideoRay Pro 4 submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)systems with spare parts, accessories, and custom modifications for the Royal Netherlands Navy.
In less than a month after delivery they reported they successfully located a 10 year old boy under the ice with the VideoRay Pro 4 equipped with a BlueView P900-130 multibeam imaging sonar. The local news video can be viewed here.
Less than a week after that first incident, they again were called into assist locate a missing ice skater under the ice just across the border in Germany using their VideoRay Pro 4 with a BlueView P900-130 multibeam imaging sonar. Again they were successful in locating the victim. News story from the Royal Netherlands Navy site
The customized VideoRay Pro 4 was fully integrated and delivered with an Altimeter, Long Base-Line Positioning System, Ship Hull Crawler, Multi-Beam Sonar, Fan Lasers, Manipulator, a Lateral Thruster, and Customized Training along with the standard ROV features that have made the VideoRay the best-selling ROV in the world.