ROUMRS to Recover WWI Munitions
The Army is beginning a 21 day trial run this week with a remote controlled submersible. The Remotely Operated Underwater Munitions Recovery System robotic arm has been specifically designed to remove WW II munitions. It will be recovering grenades, bullets and their casings, and bombs. ROUMRS is similar to those used by offshore oil rigs and can go down 120 ft. to vacuum up small objects.
After the demonstration, the damage to the reef and the collection will be studied and, if considered successful, the military will start the removal next year.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 11, 2011 11:27 AM