ROV UNDERTAKES UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHY
The Indian Navy had sought assistance of Reliance Industries Ltd in undertaking underwater videography of TRV 72 wreck by utilising a remotely operated vessel (ROV) on November 18, 2014. MV Olympic Canyon, a chartered vessel of Reliance Industries for offshore work in the Krishna-Godavari basin, is capable of operating this ROV up to 1,000 m depth. Videography by ROV commenced in the morning and was completed by the evening. The wreck of TRV 72 has been observed to be in upright position in about 370 metres depth of water. It is now planned to analyse the captured video footage and determine the further course of action.