Fifth edition of ROVs of the World published

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The new edition of Remotely Operated Vehicles of the World - the only reference book of its type on the subject - has been published by Oilfield Publications Limited (OPL).

The new, 5th edition, which says OPL, is the most comprehensive yet, provides full details on the world's ROV fleet, vehicle operators, suppliers of products and services and ROV support vessels.

In 700 pages this latest edition of the book gives technical and performance data on 392 ROVs, including 48 AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), 125 tracked, towed and free flying burial and trenching systems, 36 towed underwater surveying systems and184 general work, inspection and observation vehicles.

Also included is extensive information, with full contact data, on 179 ROV operating companies and over 436 companies specialising in the manufacture and supply of ROV related underwater products, equipment and technical support services. In a final chapter a register of all dedicated ROV support vessels with specifications, performance data, photographs and GA drawings is provided for 136 ships.

In the eleven years since the first edition of this book was published, it has grown to become the standard reference work and directory on the subject.

Further information on the new edition of Remotely Operated Vehicles of the World - Price £145/$245/ €239, is available from Oilfield Publications Limited at 15 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BN. Herefordshire, UK. Tel +44 (0) 1531 634561, Fax + 44 (0) 1531 634239, email or by visit the OPL web site at

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