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 Robô submarino na busca pelo Titan infographic
A infografia mostra detalhes do ROV Victor 6000 francês.


Robô submarino na busca pelo submsersível desaparecido

By Jordi Bou

June 22, 2023 - Um robô francês que pode mergulhar a 6.000 metros pode revelar-se
decisivo na busca de um submersível turístico que desapareceu quando descia para os destroços do Titanic.

As the reported oxygen reserves onboard the Titan are expected to run out, a French oceanographic vessel L'Atalante arrived over the wreck site bearing what many believe is the only hope of being rescued – an underwater robot called Victor 6000.

Victor 6000, described by Capt Jamie Frederick of the USCG as “state of the art”, can dive deeper than other equipment now at the site in the North Atlantic and has arms that can be remotely controlled to cut cables or perform other manoeuvres to release a stuck vessel, the operator said.

Once found, Victor could hook the Titan to a ship using the U.S. Navy’s Flyaway Deep Ocean Salvage System (FADOSS), a lift system designed to recover objects weighing up to 27.2 tonnes from depths of 6,000 metres.

PUBLISHED: 22/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News