Seabotix - News - August 25, 2004
Inc. Operates LBV300 at 700ft
Inc. took delivery of the first
of their two SeaBotix LBV300S-FO systems. Not
wasting any time the first system was immediately
put to work in the Gulf of Mexico.
Approximately 150 miles south of New Orleans
the LBV was put to its first test. Working in
the Green Canyon on the world's largest spar Holstein
Sonsub Inc. sent the LBV to 700 feet (213 meters).
The task for the LBV was to assit the Sonsub Inc.
Innovator WCROV in making sure the riser was going
in and out of the right bell guide. There are
a total of fifteen risers on the spar.
According to Randy Easterling of Sonsub Inc.
the LBV operated at depth for over 100 hours with
ZERO down time successfully completing the job.
Other comments from Randy were "The LBV's
control console is a joy to use, user friendly
and easy to operate." and "I have been
very happy with the video quality as are the people
with Pride, who are counting on the ROV to get
the job done in a timely and safe manner."
Soon Sonsub Inc. will take delivery of their
second LBV300S-FO system. In addition to the standard
features including depth rated to 300 meters,
350 meters of umbilical, Prizm fiber optic electronics,
umbilical reel, brushless thrusters the system
was fitted with external lighting and three jaw
Pictures provided by Randy Easterling of Sonsub