Introducing the OceanAlpha Dolphin 

The leading unmanned surface rescue vehicle (USRV) for public safety, lifeguards, marinas, offshore oil and gas platforms, and ships.

Critical Technology For Water Safety

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.  

The Dolphin addresses the following pain points of fresh and salt-water rescuers:

IMPROVES OPERATIONAL SAFETY

Reduces rescuer risks such as panicking victims and/or adverse water conditions leading to the rescuer becoming an additional victim.

EFFECTIVELY MAINTAIN VANTAGE POINT

The Dolphin’s bright color and fog lights make it eminently noticeable in water and reduce the risk of the rescuer losing sight of the victim. Its bold signature enables rescue missions to be executed in a safer, faster, and more efficient manner.

REDUCES RESCUE COSTS

The Dolphin is battery powered and remotely navigable and therefore requires less in the way of fuel costs and people.

ADVERSE WEATHER OPERATION

The Dolphin USRV is weather neutral and operates equally well in adverse weather, swift water, and low light conditions.

DEPLOYS FASTER

Dolphin is quicker to deploy (within minutes) compared with other rescue vehicles like small vessels, Zodiacs, jet skis, etc.

COMPLIMENTARY TO OTHER RESCUE ASSETS

Every water rescue is different and those charged with rescue should have as many effective tools at their disposal to tailor the quickest, safest response to each scenario to give every potential victim the best chance to be rescued.

USE CASE

Public Safety & Water Rescue

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.

USE CASE

Offshore Oil & Gas Platforms

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.

DOLPHIN SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES

  • Speed: 3.5 m/s (7 kts)
  • Endurance: 30 min
  • Weight: 28 lbs (13kg)
  • Buoyancy: 77 lbs (32kg)
  • Dimensions: 45.3” x 32.7” x 8.3” (1.15m x 0.83m x 0.21m)

  • High penetration fog light
  • Self-righting capable
  • Independent power cabin – functional after ruptured
  • Tangle proof and injury proof propeller design
  • Safe to use in saltwater and turbid environments
  • Includes mount for adding additional lighting or action camera
ABOUT OCEANALPHA

A WORLD LEADER IN UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES

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.

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