IMPROVES OPERATIONAL SAFETY
Reduces rescuer risks such as panicking victims and/or adverse water conditions leading to the rescuer becoming an additional victim.
Much like drones in the air and robots on the ground, unmanned surface rescue vehicles (USRVs) operate via remote control in all types of water and position different sensors in three dimensional space to gather data or transport people or equipment while remaining buoyant.
Solves the number one pain point of water rescues – panicking victims and the risk that they represent to another person attempting to rescue them in the water – by offering a remotely navigable, buoyant platform that has lights that can be seen in low light and is much more resistant to adverse water conditions than other options.
Augments existing vehicular assets such as Zodiacs, jet skis, and other small rescue vessels by decreasing cost and increasing the efficiency of rescue missions.
Supplements existing rescue devices such as ropes, rescue lines, and ring buoys with a fast device that offers maximum assistance to swimmers.
The Dolphin can operate in harsh environments surrounding offshore platforms, which commonly experience high seas and conditions unfavorable to rapidly deploying manned assets.
Unlike existing indirect rescue systems and assets, the Dolphin can deploy quickly and directly – reducing the heavy burden of costs (insurance, etc) associated with deploying manned rescue and recovery operations by platform staff or government response.
The Dolphin is the first Ocean Alpha product to be released in North America. Ocean Alpha is the global unmanned surface rescue vehicle (USRV) provider for a number of customers including rescue, water environment sampling & monitoring, hydrographic survey, oceanographic survey, nuclear radiation monitoring, and water surface cleaning. They have sold to government and commercial entities in multiple countries to date. They have developed over 25 products in this space for nearly a decade from 1m to 50m in length, have a 100+ person engineering team out of 235 total employees, and they hold 92 USV related patents.