submersibles at Dubai International Boat Show

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Posted by on March 19, 2005 at 15:46:17:

Exomos, formerly known as Palm Submarine, a subsidiary of Dubai's Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), showcased its range of cutting-edge submersibles during their participation at the recently concluded Dubai International Boat Show at the Dubai International Marine Club.

The new range of submersibles, which include Stingray, Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDV), Intruder Submersible Patrol Vessel (SPV) and Scuba Jet, will serve the military, scientific and recreational needs of the Middle East region.

Commenting on the launch of their submersibles, Mohammed Ameen, Marketing Manager, Exomos said, 'Our range of submersibles and submarines were a major attraction at the boat show, as this was something that most visitors are seeing for the first time. Besides, these submersibles are distinctively designed and are equipped with latest features like advanced instrumentation control systems.'

The Stingray is a compact submersible that provides exceptional visibility in a semi-dry cockpit, that features ergonomically advanced instrumentation and control systems with a speed range of 4 mph and 6 mph. The Stingray is ideal for port security, hull inspection and search missions.

The advanced Swimmer Delivery Vehicles from Exomos can accommodate up to eight divers, for missions requiring stealth and speed. The SDV can submerge in a matter of seconds and can reach speeds of 25 knots on the surface and 6 knots underwater, with its hybrid petrol/electric propulsion system.

'We foresee a new trend where there will be a major demand for leisure submarines in the Middle East. A growing number of people are looking at new forms of recreation and are taking to sailing and leisure boating in a big way. The availability of suitable submarines and submersibles will generate a lot of interest among marine enthusiasts to try out a novel way of exploring the waters in the region. The boat show provided us with an ideal platform to target the right audience with the presence of high profile visitors from around the world,' remarked Ameen.

The other submersibles that were showcased at the boat show were the Intruder Submersible Patrol Vessel and Scuba Jet. The Intruder can submerge in less than a minute with a top surface speed of 25 knots. Its innovative technology includes telescopic periscope, radar, chrome-lithium maintenance-free batteries, and water rocket propulsion. Scuba Jet, the hands-free, low profile diver propulsion vehicle, provides 90 minutes of propulsion at 3 knot speeds, by using miniature water rocket propulsion nozzles and state-of-the art chromium-lithium, maintenance free battery packs.

The Dubai International Boat Show, organised by Dubai World Trade Center drew thousands of visitors. The 8550 square meter exhibition area at the show, accommodated exhibitors from over 30 countries.

Exomos is headquartered at a new facility located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. This modern factory employs over 200 workers and seven product lines. The company will manufacture small submarines and submersible vessels for the regional and international marine tourism industry as well as port and security agencies.

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