AMERICAN GRADUATES TO FLY PIONEERING FALCON

3rd August 2015

America’s very first Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, offered by Northwestern Michigan College, is to get a special Falcon ROV. In what the college says is a pioneering new capability the Falcon will be fitted with an advanced sonar system that will help graduates study ROVs as a multicomponent resource used across a wide …

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Divex merges with James Fisher Defence to become JFD

31st July 2015

In 2013 Divex Ltd. was acquired by James Fisher and Sons plc. The move brought together the quality and assurance for which we are renowned with the operational pedigree of James Fisher Defence. Since the acquisition, the two companies have continued to trade under their own names. As of July, the trading name of both …

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ASHTEAD TECHNOLOGY HELPS SOLVE RIDDLE OF LOST WORLD WAR II SHIP

29th July 2015

An Aberdeen-headquartered firm has donated specialist subsea equipment to help solve one of the most tragic mysteries of the Second World War. Ashtead Technology has been supporting attempts to discover exactly what caused the loss of 645 crewmen when the HMAS Sydney sunk on November 19, 1941.   In addition, Ashtead Technology, has provided 3-D …

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SMD delivers ROVs to COOEC

27th July 2015

                    SMD announced the delivery of three Quantum Work Class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) systems to China’s largest offshore engineering construction company, COOEC Subsea Technology Co. SMD was awarded contracts to supply COOEC with three Quantum MkIII 3000m rated WROV systems in the 1Q 2015. The …

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Lucky Escape For Entombed Devonport Submarine Workers

24th July 2015

  It’s emerged that two workers were accidentally entombed in the ballast tank of a nuclear submarine. According to a BBC investigation, colleagues mistakenly sealed the tank in preparation for an air tightness test – with two electricians still inside, who had been checking sonar gear. The incident took place last December at HMNB Devonport base, Plymouth, where Britain’s …

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ThyssenKrupp Says Australia Could Be Service Hub for Submarines

21st July 2015

SYDNEY—In a bid to boost its chances of winning a $20-billion submarine contract from Australia, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems signaled it could create shipyard jobs and turn the country into a submarine industry hub for much of Asia. TKMS is competing with bidders from Japan and France to supply eight submarines in what is expected to …

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Fugro has Added Cable-Lay Services to Trenching for Offshore Windfarm and Tidal Energy Sectors

20th July 2015

  The company has equipped its trenching vessel, Fugro Saltire (photo), with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread that comprises a reel drive system to store the cables, a tensioner to lay them, twin winches and a quadrant deployment system on rails. The equipment is fitted to the rear deck of the vessel alongside the existing …

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NATO ships take part in large scale anti-submarine exercise in the Black Sea

20th July 2015

NATO naval group SNMG-1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1), which is on a mission in the Black Sea, is in Romania’s Constanta port until July 20. SNMG-1 consists of Portuguese frigate Dom Francisco de Almeida (F-334), Dutch frigate Tromp (F-803) and Romanian frigate King Ferdinand (F-221) with a Naval Puma helicopter on board. Turkish submarine …

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The world’s most modern submarine program

2nd July 2015

  The A26 type submarine for the Swedish Navy is the world’s most modern submarine program. It is a next-generation submarine with a flexible design that is adaptable for both littoral operations and ocean-going capabilities. The latest Gotland-class submarine was a success, making an excellent impression abroad. Above all in the United States, where during …

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Ashtead Shines a Light on Subsea Technology

1st July 2015

      The latest underwater technologies that are helping the subsea industry to meet the challenges of increasingly complex projects in the most cost-efficient way will go on show in Aberdeenshire this week. Ashtead Technology, the global number one independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services, is hosting a technology day at …

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