Kraken Donation Benefits Marine Institute’s Ocean Technology Students

Students at the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s (MI) School of Ocean Technology have a new learning tool thanks to the donation of a LARS (Launch and Recovery System) modified davit crane by Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. LARS is designed to lift and transfer machinery such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and underwater vehicles (UV) from land or a vessel to the ocean. This particular system is manufactured for smaller remotely operated and underwater vehicles and will allow students to practice launch and recover procedures. “We are grateful to Kraken for their generous donation,” said Paul Brett, Assistant Head of MI’s School of Ocean Technology. “Our ROV and UV students study LARS as part of their coursework and will now have an opportunity to gain practical experience by putting their skills to the test with the equipment.” Kraken’s Vice President, Engineering, Dave Shea says the donation of the LARS is an…

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