Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes maintenance programme for fallpipe vessel Flintstone

April 26, 2016

The fallpipe vessel Flintstone has departed from Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, following a six-week programme of maintenance and repairs together with her first Special Survey. Owned and operated by the Tideway group of companies, a division of the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME, the 155-metre, 20,000 tonne… Continue Reading »


WATCH: Building a Typhoon MK2 ROV

April 24, 2016

A time-lapse video above shows Total Marine Technology (TMT) building its Typhoon MK2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. TMT is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of work class ROVs and intervention tooling for the offshore drilling and production industry. There are two types of Typhoon MK2 ROVs. The Typhoon MK2, capable… Continue Reading »


BAE Systems to Build Subsea Mine Hunters for US Navy

April 18, 2016

BAE Systems has been awarded a £15.5-million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralisers. Archerfish is a remotely-controlled underwater vehicle equipped with an explosive warhead to destroy sea mines. In addition to Archerfish mine neutralisers, manufactured at BAE Systems’ Broad Oak facility in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, the… Continue Reading »


DeepOcean Ghana Wins with Tullow

April 17, 2016

DeepOcean Ghana has been awarded a 3-year contract with options for two additional years, to provide a light construction vessel (LCV) to Tullow Ghana. Namley, DeepOcean Ghana has mobilized the DP2 ROV/construction vessel Dina Star with two DeepOcean Ghana-owned 220HP Constructor ROV systems, which started offshore activities mid March 2016. The scope of work includes inspection,… Continue Reading »


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 »


Oceaneering Axes More Jobs in Norway

April 9, 2016

Oil services company, Oceaneering, is reportedly laying off 150 staff from its Norway division. According to Norwegian the company informed the employees about the downsizing earlier this week, and that specifically ROV division will be most affected by this decision. Oceaneering’s CEO, Erik Sæstad, was quoted in Norwegian media saying that “the situation is difficult but the company… Continue Reading »


Mermaid Bags Subsea Gig in Thailand

April 3, 2016

Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand), a part of Mermaid Maritime, has been awarded a subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services contract in the Gulf of Thailand. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, structure and sea line inspection, free span correction, and corrosion prevention in the Gulf of Thailand. As Mermaid informed, the contract is awarded for a… Continue Reading »



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 »


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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