BLUEPRINT LAB PICKS FALCON FOR MANIPULATOR TESTING

10th June 2021

Electric robotic manipulator creator, Blueprint Lab, has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as their lead in-house development platform for being a reliable, proven, and easily deployable vehicle. Blueprint Lab’s design concept means their all-electric manipulators can be easily integrated onto different manufacturer’s robotic vehicles, with the Falcon seen as a valuable resource for further manipulator …

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JFD celebrates a decade of successful ocean exercises for Australia’s world-class submarine rescue system

20th May 2021

JFD Australia – the trusted, proven and reliable supplier of the submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for more than 12 years – is pleased to acknowledge a decade of successful participation in the yearly Black Carillon submarine rescue exercises off the coast of Western Australia. Held each October-November in some of …

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Wreck of British submarine used in First World War given protected status

14th May 2021

The ‘D1’ was the first long-range, diesel-powered submarine deployed by the Royal Navy to patrol off the British coast and beyond. It was recently discovered off Devon by divers looking for German U-boat wrecks. The early British HMS/m D1 submarine, which was the forerunner to the Royal Navy’s patrol submarines and saw service during the …

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World War II Submarine Identified Near Malta

14th May 2021

(Courtesy of Timmy Gambin) MSIDA, MALTA—Live Science reports that maritime archaeologist Timmy Gambin of the University of Malta and his colleagues have identified a wrecked submarine in more than 360 feet of water some six miles off Malta’s eastern coast as the HMS Urge. The vessel’s name was still visible on its conning tower, Gambin explained. A …

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JFD conducts world-first simultaneous build of three submarine rescue vehicles

7th May 2021

JFD, the world-leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been progressing the build of three submarine rescue vehicles (SRVs) simultaneously; a world-first in submarine rescue. Due for delivery in 2021 and 2022, the SRVs are based on JFD’s third generation submarine rescue …

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Thrust Marine join SMERAS Community

7th May 2021

Sonistics are delighted to welcome Thrust Marine into the SMERAS Community and look forward to meeting up at the next opportunity during a SMERWG Industry Reception.

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Latest on KRI Nanggala 402

27th April 2021

Commentary: Indonesia submarine tragedy exposes painful realities of international rescue operations  

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KRI Nanggala 402 declared sunk with no hope of rescuing its 53 crew members as oxygen deadline passes

24th April 2021

  Rescue teams searching for missing Indonesian naval submarine KRI Nanggala 402 have recovered debris, indicating that the vessel with a crew of 53 has sunk, a military chief said. Admiral Yudo Margono, the chief of staff, said rescuers found several items from KRI Nanggala 402, including parts of a torpedo straightener, a grease bottle …

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Race to find missing navy vessel as authorities warn oxygen in KRI Nanggala-402 will run out within 24 hours

23rd April 2021

Guardian staff and agencies Fri 23 Apr 2021 01.11 BST   Indonesia’s president has ordered an all-out effort to find The missing submarine in a race against time to save the 53 crew, whose oxygen supply was only expected to last another 24 hours. As the US military said on Thursday that it was joining …

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KRI Nanggala-402

22nd April 2021

April 22, 20219:47 AM BST ReutersStanley Widianto The sailors aboard a missing Indonesian submarine have enough oxygen to last until Saturday, aboard a vessel that had been in good condition, the country’s defence chiefs said on Thursday, as the search for the submarine continued. There were no signs of the KRI Nanggala-402, with 53 crew …

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