Turkey chooses Falcon for emergency response

Source: press release, 26 February 2021

Easy to handle, the Falcon can be rapidly deployed for hydrocarbon leak detection
Easy to handle, the Falcon can be rapidly deployed for hydrocarbon leak detection (photo: Saab Seaeye)

The rapid detection of hazardous substances in Turkey’s offshore water is made possible with a Saab Seaeye Falcon operated by MOST Maritime and Environmental Services.

MOST Maritime’s emergency response team chose the remotely operated vehicle for its speedy deployment complete with cameras and multi-sensor detectors, ready to locate the incident, observe, and secure the danger.

The company provides global emergency response services for petroleum and other harmful substance spills in the sea and inland waterways worldwide.

Easy to deploy, the Falcon’s rapid response capability makes it a vital resource for hydrocarbon leak detection where speed is essential to avoid the serious consequences of economic loss and environmental pollution.

Depth rated to 300 metres and 1,000 metres, the Falcon is the world’s top-selling underwater vehicle in its class noted for its ability to handle a wide range of cameras, sensors and tools, and a reliability record covering thousands of hours of undersea operations.

The Seaeye Falcon’s success comes from its reputation as a versatile resource, with five powerful thrusters packed into a compact and easy-to-handle metre-sized vehicle enhanced by Saab Seaeye’s iCON™ intelligent control architecture. The resultant design is a highly manoeuvrable, multi-tasking vehicle that is easy to use and able to handle strong currents.