SMERWG 21 Industry Reception Brochure

13th September 2021

Sonistics  is pleased to launch an industry brochure to support the 2021 SMERWG meeting.  Click image to view.

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Saab Awarded Contract to Expand Capabilities of A26 Blekinge-class Submarines

31st August 2021

A rendering of the Saab Kockums A26-type submarine (Credit: Saab Kockums) Saab Awarded Contract To Expand Capabilities Of A26 Blekinge-Class Submarines Saab has today received a further order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to continue the development and production, as well as expand the capabilities, of the two A26 Blekinge class submarines previously …

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FET to deliver ROV life extension project to support international telecoms

24th August 2021

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a life extension (Lext) upgrade on one of its Perry ST200 Trenchers. The next upgrade will be completed for a Western Hemisphere telecommunications equipment company The enhanced asset will support the installation and maintenance of subsea cables that are …

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Oceaneering and DDK Positioning Sign Service Agreement Enhancing C-Nav® Positioning Solutions’ Offerings

23rd August 2021

Oceaneering International, Inc., and DDK Positioning Limited announced the companies have entered into an agreement for the provision of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) augmentation service and all associated software and hardware supporting Oceaneering’s C-Nav® Positioning Solutions group offerings. DDK Positioning’s services are delivered exclusively through the Iridium® satellite communications network coupled with hardware developed …

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Minister for International Trade visits JFD

12th August 2021

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, was delighted to host a visit from Ranil Jayawardena, UK Minister for International Trade, at its office in Glasgow on Tuesday 20 July. Facilitated by the Department of International Trade (DIT) in Scotland, …

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Forum Energy Technologies to Supply Two Perry XLX-C ROVs to DOF Subsea

4th August 2021

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) has secured an order from DOF Subsea to supply two of its improved 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The advanced ROVs will add fresh capability to the DOF Subsea fleet and can pave the way for aged asset renewals with a new and improved class of ROV. The …

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‘Rural James Bond’ Converts Old Range Rover into ‘007 Submarine’

30th July 2021

  A 34-year-old scrap man from Chesterfield in the UK has been hailed the “rural James Bond” after he stunned car fans with his transformation of his old Range Rover Classic into a 007 submarine. The plan started when Nathan Gibbons and his two friends, Andrew Tuffs (36) and Blake Capuano (29), accidentally drowned out …

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FALCON FOR FRENCH DAM AND BRIDGE INSPECTION

23rd July 2021

French dams and bridges inspection specialist, IDCBTP, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon for detailed infrastructure examination. Falcon inspecting bridge supports at Lake Vouglans   “We chose the Saab Seaeye Falcon because it’s a reliable system that’s simple to use and to upgrade,” says Clément Chaudouet of IDCBTP. “It’s also a stable system, which is very …

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French Navy Conducts Evacuation Exercise From Submerged Submarine Suffren

20th July 2021

French Navy picture The French nuclear attack submarine SSN Suffren carried out an individual evacuation exercise through the submarine airlock, in Toulon harbor, as part of its qualifications on July 6. 2021. Martin Manaranche  20 Jul 2021 French Navy press release Intended to evacuate personnel one by one from a submarine in distress on the seabed, …

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Seamor Marine’s Chinook ROV Helps Find Downed Cargo Jet off Hawaii

19th July 2021

Forward fuselage of the 737 found on the seabed a week later. Image courtesy SEAMOR Marine Ltd. Seamor Marine’s Chinook ROV was used by Honolulu-based Sea Engineering, Inc. to help locate and survey a downed Boeing 737 cargo plane recently. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff about two miles offshore from Ewa Beach in Oahu, …

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