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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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Phoenix Returns to Search for MH370

February 8, 2016

Phoenix International has been contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to provide deepwater towed side scan sonar services in support of continuing the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370). Phoenix and Hydrospheric Solutions (HSI) will conduct side scan sonar operations using the SLH PS-60 (ProSAS-60), a 6,000 meter depth-rated synthetic aperture sonar (SAS)… Continue Reading »

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Update: Three Bodies Recovered from Sunken Thorco Cloud

January 6, 2016

Thorco Shipping informed that search and rescue teams have found three bodies near the wreckage of the recently sunken Thorco Cloud. The multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud sank on December 16 after having collided with the tank vessel Stolt Commitment from Stolt Tankers. The ship sank in the high-traffic area of the Singapore. There were 12… Continue Reading »

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PHOTO/VIDEO: NTSB Reveals El Faro Wreckage

January 6, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the accident docket and released underwater images and video of the sunken El Faro vessel as part of its continuing investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship in the Atlantic Ocean in October. The US-flagged ship, owned by Sea Star Line, LLC, and operated by TOTE Services,… Continue Reading »

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Three Bodies Recovered from Sunken Thorco Cloud

December 30, 2015

Thorco Shipping informed that search and rescue teams have found three bodies near the wreckage of the recently sunken Thorco Cloud. The multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud sank on December 16 after having collided with the tank vessel Stolt Commitment from Stolt Tankers. The ship sank in the high-traffic area of the Singapore. There were 12… Continue Reading »

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Whitstable diver Alan Nichols feared police treasure probe before taking own life in West Blean Nature Reserve

December 12, 2015

A diver found dead in woodland after a three-week manhunt feared being implicated in the illegal sale of hidden treasures found on a shipwreck. Father-of-three Alan Nichols helped discover a haul of historic cannon, which were later sold at auction to an American buyer for more than £50,000. An inquest held at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court… Continue Reading »

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BP Says Not Affected by Azerbaijan Oil Platform Accident

December 8, 2015

British oil company BP said on Monday its operations in Azerbaijan were not affected by a deadly accident at one of the platforms in the Caspian Sea operated by Azeri state energy company SOCAR. SOCAR said one worker was killed, 29 missing and 33 rescued after its oil platform caught fire on Friday. Those missing… Continue Reading »

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Azerbaijan Says 29 Missing after Oil Platform Fire Feared Dead

December 8, 2015

Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Sunday 29 workers missing after an oil platform in the Caspian Sea caught fire on Friday were feared dead, and President Ilham Aliyev declared a day of national mourning. SOCAR said one worker had been killed and 33 rescued, out of the 62 who were on the oil… Continue Reading »

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Experienced underwater searcher volunteers to help

November 2, 2015

Dozens of law enforcement and volunteers spent Friday on the water in Jackson County, assisting authorities in the search for more plane wreckage and three missing passengers. Among those helping out was Pac Brian from Louisiana; whose work boat is uniquely equipped and designed to find things underwater. “Well, this is what I do for a living,” said… Continue Reading »

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Diver found in Portland Harbor identified

October 11, 2015

Police have identified a man whose body they recovered after he dove under a fishing boat in Portland Harbor and never resurfaced. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Thompson says crews searched the water near the Portland Fish Pier and found 56-year-old Dennis McGrath of Scarborough. He says it took “quite a while” to recover the body…. Continue Reading »

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