Introducing the OceanAlpha Dolphin 1

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 vehicles (USVs) 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 1 addresses the following pain points of fresh and salt-water rescuers:

OPERATIONAL SAFETY

Remote control rescue reduces 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.

RESCUE COSTS

Reduces rescue costs because it is battery powered and remotely navigable requiring less in the way of fuel costs fewer people.

ADVERSE WEATHER OPERATION

The Dolphin 1 rescue robot is a weather neutral platform that operates equally well in adverse weather and swift water.

DEPLOY FASTER

Dolphin 1 is quicker to deploy within minutes than 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 at night 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 water rescue equipment 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 1 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 1 can deploy quickly and directly – reducing the heavy burden of costs (insurance, etc) associated with deploying rescue and recovery operations by platform staff or government response.

DOLPHIN 1 SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES

  • Electric motor – 9.3 m/h (15km) max speed and 30 min endurance
  • Weight 28 lbs (13kg)
  • Buoyancy 48 lbs (22kg)
  • Size 45.3” x 32.7” x 8.3” (1.15m x 0.83m x 0.21m)
  • High penetration fog flashlight
  • Auto self righting flip – The Dolphin 1 can right itself when upside down
  • Independent power cabin – functional after ruptured
  • Tangle proof and injury proof propeller design
ABOUT OCEANALPHA

A WORLD LEADER IN UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES

The Dolphin 1 is the first OceanAlpha product to be released in North America. OceanAlpha is the global unmanned surface vehicle (USV) 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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