USA has a wide array of tools such as autonomous UW vehicles, towed DGM and magnetometer arrays, Shark Marine dive tablets, and VideoRay Remotely Operation Vehicles (ROVs) with Smart Tether Navigation/Positioning, allowing for real-time observation and video documentation.
USA’s MEC divers are mostly prior U.S. Navy EOD technicians familiar with the techniques and safety protocols of locating, assessing, characterizing and removing both terrestrial ordnance located in the water and UW ordnance.
USA has performed UW MEC services for more than 10 years in CONUS/OCONUS locations, including Hawaii, U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, and CNMI) and Territorial waters. USA has successfully completed more than 25 underwater projects, covering over 150,000 acres within the continental United States, the Pacific, and the Caribbean.
For example, USA successfully performed a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, for the U.S. Army, that entailed the investigation of six Munitions Response Sites covering 3,746 acres, of which 678 acres were located underwater. Innovative technologies used to collect UW data included an UW EM61 DGM system deployed in custom float, ROV, and sled configurations.
Underwater MEC Services and Capabilities
Other Underwater Survey and Investigation Systems
Shark Marine Technologies Inc. Dive Tablets
USA expands the use of their Inspection Class ROVs for Underwater MEC Services to include inspection of culverts, dams, and other underwater structures.
USA owns two VideoRay ROVs with Smart Tether navigation/positioning systems, which allows both real-time observation and video recording/documentation of under-water environments with accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning.Inspection Class ROVs for Non-MEC Related Activities
Recently, USA conducted culvert ROV video inspections for the Southwest Florida Water Management District at the Tsala Apopka Canal, Tampa Bypass Canal, and Harney Canal.
Data Viewing and Capture
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