An underwater electric robotic vehicle will be deployed in in Turkey’s offshore waters to rapidly detect hazardous substances.

Saab Seaeye Falcon

MOST Maritime and Environmental Services will use the Saab Seaeye Falcon for emergency operations. Photo: Saab Seaeye

MOST Maritime and Environmental Services will deploy the remotely operated Saab Seaeye Falcon, chosen for its speedy deployment complete with cameras and multi-sensor detectors, ready to locate the incident, observe, and secure the danger.

Providing global emergency response services for petroleum and other harmful substance spills in the sea and inland waterways worldwide, MOST can utilise the Falcon’s rapid response capability for hydrocarbon leak detection, where speed is essential to avoid the serious consequences of economic loss and environmental pollution.

Depth rated to 300m and 1000m, the Falcon features five powerful thrusters packed into a compact and easy-to-handle metre-sized vehicle enhanced by Saab Seaeye’s iCON intelligent control architecture. Its design means it is easy to deploy and use, highly manoeuvrable and able to multi-task, while able to cope with strong currents.

The Falcon can also handle a wide range of cameras, sensors and tools, and is reliable to cover thousands of hours of undersea operations.

By Rebecca Jeffrey