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…
Kraken Robotics is a marine technology company engaged in the design and sale of advanced sonar and optical sensors for underwater vehicles used in military and commercial applications. We are recognized as world leading innovators of SAS, a revolutionary underwater imaging technology that provides ultra-high resolution seabed imagery. In addition, we have developed our own underwater vehicles which offer a highly integrated underwater offering with a strong price/performance value proposition.
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