Over on Apollo Duck Paul Obernay is selling Benthic Pelagic‘s Road Mobile Underwater Robotic Vehicle Unit complete with a Seabotix LBV150-Gen 2 Mini ROV.

The LBV 150 has the following specification:

  • 150 m (500ft.) depth rating
  • 3 knot forward speed
  • 250 m (820 ft.) umbilical
  • 4 Brushless DC thrusters
  • Hi-res colour & low light B/W cameras
  • 180º camera tilt/270º field of view
  • Internal LED proportionally controlled lighting unit that tracks with colour camera
  • Additional eternal positionable proportional controlled 4 head Ultra bright LED lighting assembly
  • Fibre optic video
  • Tritech Micron Sonar
  • Lynn Hawk video image enhancement system

It also has a 2 Stage manipulator with 3 interchangeable heads:

  1. Three Jaw Grabber that provides the ability to lift up to 45 kg (100 lb.) in water
  2. Powerful guillotine cutting tool capable of cutting rope up to 19 mm (3/4 in.) in diameter
  3. Large interlocking 3 jaw gripper designed especially for cadaver recovery

It is interesting to see what a commercial operations set-up looks like, oh and the cost 🙁 £88,950