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Subsea Inspection Drone Prevents Smuggling

By inspecting the confined spaces and hulls of commercial vessels, Oceanbotics’ SRV-8 ROV is addressing high-risk transnational smuggling and minimizing risks to divers By Abi Wylie / 31 Oct 2023
Subsea Inspection Drone Prevents Smuggling
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Oceanbotics has appeared on the show 60 Minutes Australia, where its SRV-8 underwater drone played a crucial role in taking down a cocaine smuggling operation valued at $80 million. 

The episode, titled “What is parasite smuggling and why is it so dangerous”, delves into the world of drug trafficking beneath ships and how law enforcement is utilizing Oceanbotics’ underwater drone technology to combat the issue.

On August 9, 2023, Australian Border Force officers deployed their SRV-8 underwater drone, also known as an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), to identify a suspicious attachment on a ship. 

They discovered and confiscated approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine, preventing its distribution in Australia.

The SRV-8 underwater drone has proven highly effective in inspecting the hulls and confined spaces of commercial vessels. The Australian Border Force is using its SRV-8 underwater drone to address high-risk transnational smuggling and minimize risks to their divers.

Oceanbotics continues to advance its drone technology to support law enforcement and border force agencies worldwide.

The 60 Minutes Australia Story can be found on Oceanbotics’ website.

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