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Richards Brothers Seafoods (Qld) Pty Ltd are wholesale Seafood specialists with more than 28 years experience in the seafood industry. We are situated at Geebung, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Richards Brothers Seafoods (Qld) Pty Ltd are agents for a number of Companies and have access to others. Consequently we carry a large range of food products and have access to many others.
VideoRay ROV Resurfaces After Yearlong Journey - November 19, 2004
VideoRay Underwater Robot Lost at Sea for a Year is Found in Working Order After Journey in Australian Seas.
Mary Richards and Martin Walker-Watson.
8 Pound Remotely Operated Vehicle Lost During Fish Farm Inspections Washes Ashore.
Little over a year ago, a VideoRay underwater robot was lost off Tasmania, Australia , during an inspection of salmon fish pens. After drifting over 30 km in rough seas, the VideoRay was found by Bruny Island local residents, Mary Richards and Martin Watson. Interestingly, Martin is an ex scuba diver and dive instructor, and he immediately recognized what the pair had found.
"We are not sure how long the VideoRay spent in the water, but it would have drifted well over 30km," says Simon Hills of Imbros, an Australian VideoRay Dealer. "It was lost near Dover and drifted across D'Entrecasteaux Channel and was found washed ashore near Jetty Beach on the Labillardiere Peninsula on Bruny Island.
According to Hills, when the VideoRay was found it was immediately handed over to local police, who eventually tracked it back to the fish farm company and then to Imbros. The VideoRay was lost during an inspection by Huon Aquaculture Company P/L, an Atlantic Salmon farming organization.
Huon Aquaculture had been using the VideoRay for environmental monitoring surveys below and around fish farms, and for checking video systems and the deployment of underwater video systems in pens.
"The unit looks a bit second hand, with a smashed up float block and scratches on thruster and camera and light domes. But as soon as it was returned to us, we plugged it in, and everything is fully operational!" says Hills, who is providing a new control box, tethers, and side thrusters to put the VideoRay back into operation at Huon Aquaculture.
VideoRay ROVs are the smallest, most portable, and most responsive remotely operated vehicles available for use in underwater environments. Weighing just 8 pounds and starting at $5995 USD,
VideoRays are used for underwater surveys, offshore inspections, search and rescue, homeland defence, science, fish farming, and a range of applications.
With more than 1,200 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in service around the world, VideoRay has clearly become the global leader in Micro-ROV technology. Starting at just $5,995 USD and
weighing just 8 pounds, VideoRay is as an extremely versatile, portable, affordable, and reliable solution for underwater operations including surveys, offshore inspections, search & recovery, homeland & port security, science & research, fish farming, and other unique applications in underwater environments. "Plug and play" technology allows you to quickly attach sensors and accessories in the field so you can successfully complete your mission.
Richards is a sister to Peter and Patrick and at that time Mary and Martin were the proprietors of the Penguin Cafe in Adventure Bay, Bruny Island Tasmania.
Richards Brothers Seafoods (Qld) Pty Ltd
Unit 7, 209 Robinson Road East, Geebung, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
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