TRITON SUBMARINES ANNOUNCES SALE OF FIRST TRITON 7500/3 MODEL TO REV OCEAN
Sebastian, Florida, 19 September 2019 –Triton Submarines LLC is proud to announce the sale of the first Triton 7500/3 series submersible to Project REV Ocean – a not for profit foundation established and funded by Norwegian businessman and visionary Kjell Inge Røkke. The Triton 7500/3 will be the deepest diving acrylic pressure hull equipped submersible ever conceived and iscapable of diving to 7,500 feet or 2,286 meters with three people aboard.
The revolutionary Triton 7500/3 features a transparent acrylic sphere as the pressure hull, which provides occupants with an immersive and completely unobstructed view of their surroundings while keeping them safe and comfortable at one atmosphere regardless of the diving depth. The Triton 7500/3 acrylic sphere is made using proprietary technology pioneered by Triton’s exclusive acrylic manufacturing partners, which results in a finished material that is stronger, clearer and superior to anything previously made. In addition to offering unprecedented levels of passenger comfort, Triton submersibles are simple to operate, easy to maintain, safe and reliable.
“We are thrilled Project Rev Ocean chose to add a Triton 7500/3 submersible to the vast arsenal of subsea tools and equipment on their entirely unique and groundbreaking vessel. The capacity to visit such extreme depths and see things not possible any other way will dramatically enhance the experience of being aboard and create more ocean advocates. Project Rev Ocean is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are honored to be a part of Mr. Røkke’s ambitious and exciting vision,” said Triton President Patrick Lahey.
Said CEO of REV Ocean Nina Jensen, “Having the Triton 7500/3 onboard our research vessel truly elevates REV Ocean to a level of unparalleled opportunity. Putting three people in a transparent acrylic sphere submersible with the capacity to reach such incredible depths will certainly inspire, educate, and motivate the global community to support our core mission of ensuring we have one healthy ocean.”
REV Ocean is the world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel. The ship is 182.9 meters in length overall and has the capacity to carry up to 55 scientists and 35 crew members. Equipment onboard includes scientific trawls, sonar systems, laboratories, auditorium and classrooms, a moonpool, AUV, Triton 7500/3 submersible, and an ROV with a 6,000 meter diving depth and advanced communication equipment.
REV Ocean, will be equipped for conducting missions that cover the entire marine ecosystem. The vessel will be used by scientists and innovators for ‘solutions’-oriented research that examine issues such as the impact CO2 emissions have on the ocean, plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing practices and highlights the possibility for positive, sustainable and much needed change.
Added REV Ocean Science Director Alex Rogers, “I have dived with Triton subs on numerous expeditions and they provide unique platforms for visiting the ocean and viewing seascapes in a way that is not possible with other deep diving equipment. The new Triton 7500/3 will enable REV Ocean scientists to visit vulnerable marine ecosystems as well as reach the most productive zones of seamounts and other features such as deep-sea canyons and hydrothermal vents.”
About Triton Submarines, LLC
Triton Submarines of Sebastian, Florida, is the most experienced civil submarine producer in the world today – and the only contemporary manufacturer of acrylic and titanium pressure-hull-equipped personal submarines to deliver multiple classed and certified vessels capable of diving to 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) or more. Triton Submarines’ senior staff have over 350 years of combined experience with more than 80 different submersibles, and their operations team members have together logged over 25,000 dives. Triton clients also enjoy superlative after-sales service and technical support from a company dedicated to their total satisfaction.
Triton Submarines, through its recently delivered 36000/2 model and contribution to the Five Deeps Expedition, engaged in record-breaking dives to the deepest point of the world’s five oceans with the first submersible ever certified for Full Ocean Depth operation.
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