The Nautile is a manned submersible owned by Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. Commissioned in 1984, the submersible can be operated at depths of up to 6 km (3.7 miles).
The Nautile is a miniature submarine, based on the bathyscaphe design, and capable of housing just three people. It has a length of 8 m, a width of 2.7 m, and a height of 3.81 m and is constructed largely from a titanium alloy. The Nautile is fitted with two still imaging cameras, two colour video cameras, and a number of flood lights. It is fitted with two robotic arms to allow remote manipulation. The name Nautile is derived from Captain Nemo's submarine Nautilus in the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The nautile can stay under water for up to eight hours at a time.
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for the Trademark "NAUTILE" to Nufarm for Multiple Products
Jul 09, 2010; SOUTH WALES, United Kingdom, July 9 -- Nufarm UK Ltd., Bradford, West Yorkshire, has filed the trademark "Nautile"...