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Diver finds car filled with sand (Expanded)

May 29, 2015

A diver was lowered under water from a gigantic crane twice Tuesday afternoon, looking for what sonar had indicated was a car, apparently on its side, in the still-swollen South Platte River. During the next two and a half hours, several searchers also probed that part of the river with long poles, often working from a… Continue Reading »

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US Top Court Backs Contractor KBR In Iraq Whistleblower Case

May 29, 2015

The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to defense contractor KBR Inc in its legal fight with a former employee who filed a whistleblower suit accusing it of defrauding the U.S. government over water purification work in Iraq. The justices ruled 9-0 that a law that extends the time frame for fraud claims committed… Continue Reading »

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Fugro Nets McDermott Extension

May 29, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a three-year extension to its existing contracts with engineering and construction company, McDermott Middle East. The extension is for the provision of survey, positioning, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and diving services in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India and Saudi Arabia. McDermott currently operates two work barges in the region as… Continue Reading »

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Norway has More Oil than a Decade Ago

May 28, 2015

The NPD reported Wednesday that the current recoverable oil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf exceeds the estimated figure for 2005. A select number of producing fields and 62 discoveries, for which development decisions had not been made in 2005, were reviewed in order to determine the latest figures. Over the course of the ten year… Continue Reading »

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WATCH: Submarine on Sea Trials

May 28, 2015

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informed that on May 23, 2015, the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) has completed initial sea trials. John Warner, the first Virginia-class submarine to be named for a person, is being built as part of a teaming arrangement between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and General Dynamics Electric Boat. “Alpha… Continue Reading »

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Texas Oil Patches Brace For More Rains, Possible Floods

May 28, 2015

Texas oilfields could see strong rains and thunderstorms later this week, though they were spared the heaviest flooding that struck central and eastern Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. There were reports of flooded roads in parts of the Permian Basin of west Texas and swollen creeks in… Continue Reading »

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Vsense Becomes MacArtney’s Sales Rep for Israel

May 28, 2015

MacArtney has signed a representative agreement with Vsense Technologies, a technology company based in Israel. The two companies will team up to offer underwater technology products and solutions within relevant Israeli markets. As an official MacArtney representative, Vsense will have access to the entire range of MacArtney products, systems and integrated solutions. MacArtney products and… Continue Reading »

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McDermott Lands Jacket Deal with Saudi Aramco

May 28, 2015

McDermott has been awarded a large brownfield contract by Saudi Aramco for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of twelve jackets for offshore oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabian waters. According to the company, work is scheduled for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2016 and will be included in… Continue Reading »

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Coast Guard proposal would affect diver safety standards

May 28, 2015

In February, the United States submitted a proposal that would affect commercial diving regulations. The text of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) specifically addressed previous rules established in 1978 and suggested revisions for equipment and operations provisions as well as testing and inspection requirements. According to their argument, diving systems could meet safety standards… Continue Reading »

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Taiwan Offers South China Sea Peace Plan to Avert ‘Major Conflict’

May 28, 2015

Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that it says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbours and the United States. The South China Sea Peace Initiative announced by President Ma Ying-jeou called on claimants to temporarily shelve their disagreements to… Continue Reading »

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