Mexico port authorities obtain nine ROVs for surveillance and monitoring

Mexico port authorities obtain nine ROVs for surveillance and monitoring

The Mexico port authorities have enhanced their port security capabilities with the recent acquisition of nine advanced Oceanbotics SRV-8 professional underwater drones (ROVs). This strategic move aims to elevate their surveillance and monitoring capacities, ensuring state-of-the-art technology is deployed across all ports under their jurisdiction.

With these ROVs in operation, the port authorities are empowered to conduct real-time hull inspections, enhance threat detection measures and monitor environmental conditions. As the global landscape transitions towards the widespread adoption of professional underwater drones, this investment positions the Mexico port authorities at the forefront of maritime security, setting new industry standards.

The SRV-8 is a highly manoeuvrable underwater robot powered by an eight-thruster DVC (dynamic vector control) system that provides full 360° movement along six axes. The one-person portable system can be deployed in under three minutes and is controlled with a standard Xbox controller for easy, intuitive operation in a variety of current conditions and underwater environments. With up to six hours of mission time on a single set of batteries and a depth rating of 305 metres, the versatile SRV-8 is suitable for a wide variety of missions, from infrastructure inspection to search and rescue.


The SRV-8 is a highly manoeuvrable underwater robot.
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