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REV Ocean has unveiled a new submarine from Triton at a naming ceremony in Barcelona. The three personal acrylic submersible, named Aurelia, is the deepest diving vessel of its type and will now undergo sea trials in the Balearic Islands.
The sea trials are the final stage in the build process, with classification society representatives, as well as the teams from REV Ocean and Triton, on hand for the certification and commissioning.
Aurelia was primarily built at Triton Submarines’ primary facility in Florida, with final assembly taking place at the Triton facility in San Cugat, Spain. The submersible is designed to take researchers, guests and crew to a depth of up to 2,300 metres (7,545 feet). One of the key design features is the acrylic sphere, which provides a nearly 360-degree field of view.
Nina Jensen, CEO at REV Ocean, commented, “Aurelia is absolutely incredible and perfectly designed for REV Ocean’s scientific goals and ambitions. With both Aurelia and Aurora now in service we have the best tag team in the world for conducting cutting edge ocean science, education and communications.”
Aurelia is fully equipped with a range of scientific equipment for the collection of samples, as well as observation and data recording. REV Ocean’s other deep-sea vehicle, ROV Aurora, entered service in October 2021 and successfully dove the Malloy Deep and the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean at 3,800 metres (12,467 feet), and successfully sampled hydrothermal vents for the first time.
Patrick Lahey, co-founder and president at Triton, said, “With the introduction of the Triton 7500/3 [Aurelia], it is now possible for REV Ocean to take a pilot and two crew members on dives as deep as 2,300 metres (7,500 feet) while they enjoy the most compelling viewing experience achieved to date from inside the thickest acrylic sphere ever created.”
Lahey continued, “Aurelia will also feature several other new technologies, which increase endurance, expand utility, and enhance effectiveness in ways not possible before. At Triton, we never stop innovating and it is a privilege and an honour to work collaboratively with an organisation like REV Ocean, which shares our passion and enthusiasm for ocean exploration.”
For more information, visit Triton.
Source: Superyacht News
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