In our recent mission in the Shannon river, the AUV had the goal to demonstrate the ability to find barrels lost from a grounded vessel.
For this we operated from an Irish Navy ship (Le Orla) that offered Rhib support for our 3 man team.
We were able to identify the target in our side-scan analyser the first time we scouted the area. It was too muddy for photos but we were able to verify the position with additional swipes over the vehicle.
For this mission, an important feature on the Neptus console was AIS, SPOT and GPS devices exhibition on the map alongside the vehicles, acoustic beacons, tagged locations, etc.
The operation was a success!