A standard Mako ROV measures 840 mm x 635 mm x 674 mm (33 in. x 25 in. x 27 in.) and weighs approximately 72 kg (160 lb). (Courtesy SEAMOR Marine Ltd.)
SEAMOR Marine Ltd. has introduced a heavy payload remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) named after a shark. The Mako ROV can carry 14 kg (30 lb) as a standard build and is upgradeable to 22.5 kg (50 lb). This higher carrying capacity permits larger instrumentation (such as multi-beam imaging sonars) to be integrated.
The new ROV can fly at 2 knots thanks to eight thrusters. Four vertical thrusters and four horizontal thrusters provide stability and maximized forward thrust. The Mako also features a large accessory bay with an open, modular, design. This design choice provides end users ample space to mount and position accessories. The ROV has plenty of power to operate multiple accessories at once.
Further, like the company’s smaller Steelhead and Chinook ROVs, the Mako does not require any special tools to set up. The ROV can be customized easily and quickly at the job site.
President Robin Li said: “Our customers have been asking SEAMOR to build a bigger ROV that could carry heavy navigational instruments. The Mako is going to add a new dimension to our line of ROVs while maintaining the core design elements that make our vehicles so sought after. SEAMOR offers top quality technology and customer service at an incredibly competitive price point. We know that the ROV community will be very excited to see what the Mako can do.”
A standard Mako measures 840 mm x 635 mm x 674 mm (33 in. x 25 in. x 27 in.) and weighs approximately 72 kg (160 lb). The Mako is compatible with the controller, power supply, and tether of the company’s other contemporary ROVs.