HONOLULU, HAWAII, USA, JULY 14, 2021 – When a Boeing 737 cargo jet crashed off the coast of Oahu, sinking to the seafloor between 360 to 420 feet below the surface, the NTSBGOV quickly launched into action to locate the downed airship. As the depth proved too dangerous for human divers, the NTSB turned to SEAMOR Marine’s world-class underwater remotely operated vehicles, and Sea Engineering, Inc.’s seasoned crew to get the job done safely and efficiently.
Andrew Rocheleau, President at Sea Engineering, Inc. commented on the mission, “SEI was able to mobilize the ROV onto our vessel within one day of Notice to Proceed. The SEAMOR Chinook played a key role in our ability to locate and survey the plane, at a final depth of 350 to 450 feet below the surface, within a week of the NTSB first arriving in Honolulu.”
Our Chinook’s rugged design and powerful thrusters made maneuvering through the harsh sea conditions a breeze, while its standard-definition camera with 180-degree rotation and 30x zoom capability brought the submerged aircraft clearly into focus with exceptional detail.