Seabotix - Press Release - November
Tetis Pro Delivers 1st
LBV to Russian Rescue Ministry
In September 2004 Tetis Pro supplied
the first LBV150S system to the Rescue Ministry
of Russia. Russia has a large number of lakes
and rivers making it necessary for the rescue
team to be highly mobile for operations from shore
or on a boat. The system was placed on a fast
speed rescue boat on Baikal Lake located on the
Far East of Russia. It has a comprehensive range
of diver equipment and the LBV for diver support
and underwater observation applications.
The LBV system was chosen by the Rescue ministry
because of the mobility and high technical specification
compare with competitors and possibility of qualified
local support in Russia.
Baikal Lake is the biggest and deepest lake in
Russia. Four months out of the year it is covered
by ice so it was very important to choose a portable
remote observation vehicle for missions from a
boat or ice sheet. The main priority of the LBV
is underwater search and observation for sunken
and hazard objects on the seabed.
As the first system delivered LBV had to pass
full testing in a Scientific Laboratory for technical
specification. Verification of main characteristics
like speed, thrust, video and even maximum working
depth were conducted with the later in a pressure
test pot. Once LBV had successfully passed the
verification process it was put to real observation
work in Moscow river and Baltic sea.
The complete system consists of LBV150S, Micron
sonar and video module. Video module was specially
designed and made by Tetis Pro according with
weather requirements on Russia Far East. It has
transport case, monitor 15”, SVHS recorder
and laptop for sonar. The analog monitor was chosen
because of good brightness and possibility to
work in zero degree temperature. Also it has a
built in 4-channel matrix switcher so the image
from the sonar’s laptop can be displayed
on the monitor as well.
SeaBotix representative in Russia Tetis Pro is
confident that the Rescue Ministry is satisfied
with LBV and LBV has become the standard unit
for Russian Rescue team.
Information and pictures provided by Alexander
Yakovlev of Tetis Pro.