Vincennes Township Fire Adds New Underwater ROV to Its Dive Rescue Team
Vincennes Township added a new piece of equipment to assist its Dive Rescue Team. In early fall members received training in operations of the departments new underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The ROV will allow the departments Dive Rescue Team to improve searches with the new SeaLion-2. The SeaLion-2 is Fishers top-of the-line ROV. It has four high performance motors that make it faster than the SeaOtter-2. In addition, even more thrust is available with a Power Boost feature that provides the ROV with an extra burst of speed when heavier currents are encountered. Other advantages are a 1,000 foot depth rated housing and the ability to operate with cable lengths up to 1,500 feet. Other features include front and rear facing color cameras with pan and tilt. Illumination for the front camera is provided by two, fully adjustable, 2200 lumen LED lights. Lighting for the rear camera is provided by a ring of high intensity LEDs.