As part of the SEACLEAR project, Subsea Tech successfully carried out sea trials to test the deployment of the Tortuga ROV from the SeaCAT USV using its newly developed LARS (Launch And Recovery System)
The test took place at the Port de l'Estaque in Marseille. It takes about 30 seconds for each phase deployment and recovery. At the time we can deploy one robots as we have only one LARS fitted on the USV, but multiple units can be fitted on the SeaCAT so that we can deploy the whole range of robots needed for the final SEACLEAR system. We are also happy to see the SeaCAT wearing its new colours.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871295.
The SEACLEAR project spans four years, running from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2023.