A unique Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) has undertaken a four day survey in the shallow waters off Plymouth.
The 5.8m vessel, named C-Worker, is mainly used as a service to the oil industry and undertakes unmanned subsea positioning surveying and environmental monitoring. The vessel has been operating autonomously for four days in Plymouth although the vehicle has the ability to operate for up to 30days at an average speed of 4 knots. Last year, C-Worker undertook trials in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Whilst berthing at Plymouth Yacht Haven this week, C-Worker has turned heads with berth holders and visitors fascinated by the unusual design and high quality marine equipment.
Based just outside Portsmouth on the South coast, ASV have been working with Swathe Services and testing sonar equipment and survey personnel.
Watch the unique C-Worker ASV in action