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A Tale of Two ROVs

Fugro work Class ROVs continue to successfully deliver on long term IRM projects with outstanding levels of efficiency, saving time and reducing costs. (Photo: Fugro)

Two Fugro ROVs complete more than 8,000 dives for Petrobras   Fugro has been providing remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services for Petrobras in Brazil for more than 20 years and has delivered more than 36,000 ROV dive-hours in 2016 alone.   Fugro’s two-year contract award in May 2017 for the provision of inspection,

Kongsberg Naval Sonars for Göteborg-Class Corvettes

The ST2400 VDS is a Varial Depth Sonar for Anti-Submarine Warfare applications (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime said it has been selected to deliver ST2400 VDS (Varial Depth Sonar) systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare applications (ASW) to the Royal Swedish Navy as part of SAAB’s upgrade program for the Göteborg-Class Corvettes fleet.   The main purpose of the ST2400 VDS is to detect submarines,

Wave Glider to Help Protect Marine Sanctuaries

(Photo: Liquid Robotics)

New solutions to help protect and preserve the Hawaiian and American Samoa marine sanctuaries and monuments will be developed through a multi-year agreement between Liquid Robotics and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR).   At the core of the long-term

Marine Robots Take Center Stage

University of Plymouth’s Saab Seaeye ROV launched off their vessel RV Falcon Spirit (Photo: Marine-i)

The use of robotics and artificial intelligence in marine technology will be the theme of Marine-i’s next Discovery Room event. This free event will take place on Wednesday November 22 at Tremough Innovation Center, Penryn.   Marine-i is an EU-funded scheme that provides support for the marine technology

The Quest to Find and Explore USS Indianapolis

An image shot from a ROV shows a spare parts box from USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean in more than 16,000 feet of water. (Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen)

Sunk by Japanese torpedoes near the end of World War II, heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis disappeared to the darkest depths of the Philippine Sea, where it remained undiscovered for more than 70 years. Recently a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen set out equipped with

ScanFish ROTV Sensor Payload Expanded by 700%

(Photo: EIVA)

Designed to function as platform for subsea sensors, the EIVA ScanFish remotely operated towed vehicle (ROTV) comes standard with a maximum sensor payload of 50 kg. But a design upgrade was needed when marine geophysical-geotechnical service delivery specialist PanGeo Subsea contacted EIVA to discuss

Underwater Vehicles Conference Set for November

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

The latest subsea technologies and adaptations developed in response to increasingly challenging market conditions will be among the topics under the spotlight at Subsea UK’s 2017 Underwater Vehicles Conference set for November 21 in Aberdeen.   Formerly known as the Subsea UK ROV Conference, the

First Ever USV-supported Cable Route Survey

(Photo: ASV Global)

For the first time ever, a seabed cable route survey has been performed with support from an unmanned surface vehicle (USV).   The survey route included various water depths and strong currents, while facing difficult wind and sea conditions in the Bering Sea offshore Alaska. The project was mobilized immediately following a 9,

Acoustic Technology Aids Search for Downed Helicopter

Scout USBL system mobilized on a local fishing vessel searches the waters around Blackrock for the “black box” pinger signal, before deploying an ROV equipped with ROV-Homer to locate it. (Photo: Sonardyne)

A mission to search for the wreckage of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed into the Atlantic earlier this year killing all four crew members, was supported with underwater locating equipment from Sonardyne International Ltd.   Within hours of rescuers arriving at the scene of the accident off the west coast of Ireland,

Marine Technology Reporter - October 2017 Edition

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The October 2017 edition of Marine Technology Reporter is now available – in print, and online.   This edition includes features on: The sophisticated technology used to find and explore the long-lost USS Indianapolis Deep-sea mining: the promises of subsea riches pose a threat

OSIL Buoys in Tidal Turbulence Study for SEACAMS2

Photo: OSIL

International Data Buoy manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have shipped a network of 3 off 1.9m data buoys to Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences for participation in a major project to study tidal turbulence at the Menai Strait in Wales.    SEACAMS2 is a project to assist

Klein's Side Scan Sonar, Then and Now

Martin Klein with a Klein  multibeam side scan sonar. “We were proud that side scan was able to finally replace the old wire drag technology.” (courtesy Martin Klein and the MIT Museum)

The company known today as Klein Marine Systems, Inc. has origins stretching back to the 1960s when Marty Klein, who many consider to be the father of side scan sonar, began building his own devices from his home in Lexington, Mass. As this iconic subsea technology company approaches 50, MTR speaks

Tripodij Doo Purchases an AGEOTEC ROV Sirio

(Photo: Lighthouse)

Lighthouse said it has delivered a new AGEOTEC ROV Sirio to Tripodij Doo, a Croatian Company based in Dugopolje (Split, Croatia).   Founded in 2001, Tripodji Doo is a specialist in pipe inspections and visual cable detection and in the past used to rent small ROVs and equipment to accomplish its missions.

Phoenix Hires Long, Turner in Manager Roles

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Matthew Long has joined the company as General Manager (GM) of its Largo, Md. headquarters office, and Troy Turner has been appointed as Area Manager for our Bayou Vista, La. Location.   Long will oversee all aspects of Phoenix’s government and commercial

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