The Argus Latch 500kg is a tool to make the crucial ROV launching and recovery safer and easier for personel.
When launching the ROV, the latch will hold the ROV bullet in place using two latch dogs. These are spring loaded and when ROV is self floating the latch dogs are unlatched using a rope operated by personel on deck . The rope line is used to drag the latch to deck and the ROV is then free to operate. Under recovery, the latch is attached to the umbilical again and simply slides down to the ROV automatically latching the ROV bullet making it ready for lifting and recovery to deck.
The Latch is designed for the Argus Mini ROV but can also be used on the Argus ROVER or other ROVs by changing the bottom protection plate(no extra charge). Complementary products is the Argus 500kg ROV lift point and ARS-500VM sheave.