A self-travelling pump dredger that travels on the sea floor is described. The unit consists of an explorer robot, a borer, shovel and grab-bucket, a trencher and support systems. The system can work in depths up to 70 meters, remotely controlled from a vessel on the surface. System components and specifications, the power system, tele-control and tele-metering systems are all discussed. Results of a ten day testing period are also included, and test results indicated that all system components worked normally and performed satisfactorily. Applications of the system, such as dredging the bottom of ports and dam lakes, building bathing beaches and others, are also offered in the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21-24
  • Serial:
    • Ocean Industry
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM