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Remora III ROV to Recover Another Towfish Lost in MH370 Search

April 17, 2016

Dong Hai Jiu 101 departed for the MH370 search area on April 11, carrying Phoenix International’s Remora III remotely operated vehicle (ROV) which will be used in the recovery of the lost SLH‑ProSAS‑60 tow system. Namely, on March 21, the failure of a tow cable connector resulted in the loss of the SLH‑ProSAS‑60 towfish and… Continue Reading »

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WATCH: WHOI Beefs Up Its ROV

April 1, 2016

Engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), have upgraded the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason, and increased the vehicle’s payload and range of activities and streamlined the its operation. This, $2.4 million worth, 12-month-long projec was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is Jason’s first upgrade of this magnitude since its second-generation launch in 2002, The original… Continue Reading »

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MATE Scotland ROV Challenge Starts Next Thursday

March 26, 2016

Tackling the murky reaches of an ocean on one of Jupiter’s moons is just one of the missions school pupils from across Scotland will be tackling as part of this year’s MATE Scotland ROV Challenge. The Scottish leg of the challenge, co-ordinated and hosted by Robert Gordon University (RGU), will see 12 schools put underwater… Continue Reading »

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IKM Subsea Wins ROV Services Extension for Nexans Skagerrak

February 24, 2016

Nexans Norway and IKM Subsea have come to an agreement to extend the current ROV services contracts on board the vessel Nexans Skagerrak. The contract value including options is 75 million NOK and duration term is firm for 3 years + 2 yearly options. IKM Subsea’s ROV services will be integrated with iSurvey’s positioning and monitoring… Continue Reading »

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Mine Countermeasures Delegation Visits Saab Seaeye

February 11, 2016

An international group of defence and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye’s UK facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralising mines and waterborne IEDs, Saab Seaeye wrote. The… Continue Reading »

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Subsea UK Backs MATE ROV Challenge

February 8, 2016

Subsea UK has committed £20,000 to the Scottish MATE ROV competition, the industry body announced at Subsea Expo. The initiative, organised by the Robert Gordon University, encourages young engineers to design and test underwater machinery with help from industry mentors. Subsea UK joins BP, which has supported the competition since its first year, as headline sponsors,… Continue Reading »

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ROVOP Grabs GBP 3M in New Contracts

December 6, 2015

ROVOP, an independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider, has secured GBP 3 million (USD 4.5 million) worth of new contracts across the oil and gas, offshore wind and power transmission sectors. This work, awarded during November, with four new clients is based in multiple geographic locations in the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa and… Continue Reading »

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WATCH: Seatronics ROV Triggers PAN Disrupter Subsea

November 28, 2015

Seatronics, an Acteon company specializing in marine equipment, has triggered a Percussion Actuated Non-electric (P.A.N.) disrupter subsea, with its Predator ROV, while maintaining station keeping during a live fire mission. Seatronics established the Predator ROV Elite System as a Bomb Squad Capable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ROV, specifically designed to perform demonstrations in conjunction with Great… Continue Reading »

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DNV GL to Accept In-Water ROV Inspection of Ship’s Bottom

November 23, 2015

DNV GL has informed that it accepts underwater examination of a ship’s bottom by means of remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) on a case by case basis. A remote means of examination, typically an ROV,  may be used to carry out relevant parts of the in-water bottom survey referring to the “Rules for Classification of… Continue Reading »

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C-Innovation Boosts Its ROVs with Sonardyne SPRINT

October 19, 2015

C-Innovation, a provider of deepwater ROV services within the oil and gas sector, has placed an order for SPRINT Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) from Sonardyne International. SPRINT is an acoustically aided inertial navigation system for subsea vehicles. SPRINT has been fully integrated into UHD ROVs, FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics supplied to C-Innovation. Schilling Robotics took… Continue Reading »

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