ROV Roundup (Oct 6th) Oct 6, '17

Mysterious 'Long-Arm Squid' is a Lovecraftian Horror of the Deep

Ten years ago, out in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, a ROV employed by the Shell Oil Company was quietly moving through the chilled, dark waters of Alaminos Canyon. It was nearly 8,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, creeping along, inspecting the underwater area around the Perdido oil platform (the deepest offshore drilling site in the world) when its operator came upon a creature that inhabits both the depths of the ocean and the subconscious mind. The strange being from below was a “long-arm squid,” a 26-foot-long nightmare with elbowed tentacles and pulsating fins that undulate in a way that says: My kind were here for eons before you, and will be here for eons after you. Read more ...

Tiger ROVs selected to clear nuclear waste

Two Saab Seaeye Tiger remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have been selected by Sellafield to clear nuclear waste in the radioactive ponds at the Sellafield’s nuclear site, the company announced on 3 October. Read more ...

Rovco joins NVIDIA Inception Programme

UK-based subsea company Rovco has announced plans to take artificial intelligence (AI) to new depths after being selected to join the NVIDIA Inception Programme. Read more ...

DIY 3D-Printed Kort Nozzle Thrust Test

And finally, here's a quick youtube video of a DIYer testing out the 3D-printed Kort nozzle. This 3D print, and many other useful ROV-related 3D objects, can be found at the Thingiverse link on the ROVCentral Resources Page.

Published: October 6, 2017