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1. (WO2018099869) FAIL FREE REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/099869    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/080554
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 28 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E21B 41/00
B63C 11/52
B63G 8/00
E21B 41/04
Applicants: GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED
Inventors: MYKURA, Alistair
Title: FAIL FREE REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE
Abstract:
A remotely operated vehicle comprising a flying lead orientation tool (1) and a mating tool (2), wherein the mating tool is connected to the remotely operated vehicle via the flying lead orientation tool, wherein said flying lead orientation tool comprises a first part of a locking mechanism (3), said mating tool comprises a second part of the locking mechanism (4), said first part engaging with the second part to secure the mating tool to the flying lead orientation tool in use, and wherein the locking mechanism comprises a retaining means, said retaining means permitting the disengagement of the first and second parts when the retaining means is in a first position, said retaining means preventing the disengagement of the first and second parts when the retaining means is in a second position, wherein the retaining means is biased into the first position by a biasing means.