January 24, 2011

Whoops: ROV Crashes into Ship Propeller

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

ROV Isis. Image taken from here.

A few days ago the multimillion dollar remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Isis accidentally crashed into the propeller of the RRS Cook. Isis is an underwater research vehicle that is operated by the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. Isis is a cousin to the ROV Jason here at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Whoops. ROV (or more likely ROV operator) fail. I hope poor little Isis isn’t damaged too badly. Repairing her is likely to be quite expensive.