Shipwrecks have become more frequent with the increase in the number of ships in the oceans: accidents are the order of the day, the last one (the striking one in the Suez Canal) is still alive in everyone's memory.
Given their scale and location, shipwreck rescues can become logistically complicated and humanly dangerous to perform. This is where underwater rescue robots like Saver Whale.
Saver Whale, whale rescue robot
Many deep-sea human rescues are carried out in difficult conditions, impossible for dive teams without risking injury or loss of life.
Maritime rescue drones such as Saver Whale can reach uncharted waters, reducing the risk to human life, and work as explorers to provide medical assistance and equipment to free any trapped or sinking person.
Eyes that see the bottom
The Saver Whale, equipped with cameras, sonar and radar for detection and a radio system for communication, can be launched from a helicopter. It sinks into the riskiest depths, and when it detects a survivor or sick person, it can relay the message to the rescue team and request assistance.
In addition to requesting reinforcements and transmitting its position live, this versatile submarine can equip the survivor with a life jacket, rope, and other gear from the onboard first aid kit.
If the rescue is no longer possible, the Saver Whale can throw a net at a body to fix its position so that it is not carried away by the current.