Underwater ordnance is a growing concern for mariners worldwide. These mines are placed in shallow water or continental shelves during periods of war. While some minefields are effective, some are not and these mines are left to age in the ocean. These aging mines pose a huge safety and environmental concern due to unstable nature of the ordinance. It is not uncommon for live mines to wash ashore and threaten the local population With age the mine with malfunction due to corrosion and cause detonation. Many of the current solutions to subsea mines are expensive and complicated. The ORC project is a low cost solution to naval mine removal.
Subacz, Peter; Kenny, Aaron; and Chen, Tanqiuhao, "Ordinance Retrieval Crawler" (2016). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Student Publications. 33.