This little yellow remotely operated vehicle was desgined and built by British Columbia submersible manufacturer Nuytco Research. The well respected research and operations company, headed by diving pioneer Phil Nuytten have always focussed their efforts on creating submersibles. But with the evolution of their thrusters, came the idea to create their first ROV, the NewtROV.
From concept to this first ocean test, the team headed by Mike Reay with electrical engineer Mark Arnott built NewtROV in under a year. The result; a very powerful, and super quiet electric (no hydrolic systems) deep sea ROV.
The test, out of a marina just outside of North Vancouver was met by extrememly high winds, and enough rain to warrant an arc. But bad weather can't keep a good ROV down. The show must go on. With Navy, Department of Fisheries, and members of the media all in attendance.
As Phil Nuytten says on the video - it all went swimmingly. The test was a huge sucess, the crowd was very happy, and the ROV performed perfectly.
The video was a tough one to shoot, the relentless wind and raid played havock with, well, everything really. But it was a fun day, and always good to see the Nuytco guys, Mike Reay and Mark Arnott to an insanely amazing job, and Phil is always a good guy to share a pizza with.
Check out all their cool stuff at: www.nuytco.com