Guidance for the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
  • ROV Classification
  • ROV Tasks
  • ROV Tools
  • Environmental Considerations
  • ROV Operations
  • Equipment Certification and Maintenance
  • Personnel
  • Responsibilities
  • References

The ROV sector is one of the most dynamic in the industry. As the offshore industry moves more and more to diverless intervention, the role of ROVs in construction and maintenance is increasing, along with their traditional use in underwater inspection and observation.

This guidance has been created with this dynamism in mind. It is updated periodically to reflect technological and operational developments and current good practice.

While local or national regulations naturally take precedence, it provides a source of sensible advice and practical suggestions for topics that are often not directly regulated.