M153-21 River Tamar – Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Deployment

An untethered autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) will be deployed in an area between Beauty Point and Bell Bay from Monday, 14 June 2021 to Friday, 25 June 2021 between the hours of 0900 – 1700.  The vehicle will be operating from the surface and also submerged.

The standby vessel TV Skipjack will be onsite during these planned surfacings and will display flag ALPHA and make contact over VHF CH16 to any approaching surface vessels. It is possible the AUV will conduct unplanned surfacing, and as such any vessels coming into the current approximate location of the AUV will be contacted via VHF CH16 and requested to change course if there is risk of collision.

TV Skipjack