Hughes SSE purchase MV Line and launch survey services

June 17, 2016

Hughes SSE has today announced the acquisition of the robust survey vessel MV Line. The MV Line has been purchased to support Hughes SSE’s growing survey capabilities. After a short refit the MV Line will be re-named MV Cerys Line and will be working on a number of Hughes SSE’s current and forthcoming projects. Hughes… Continue Reading »


WHOI Supports NTSB Search for El Faro Data Recorder

April 19, 2016

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as it undertakes its second search for the vessel data recorder (VDR) of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.   The U.S. flagged El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on October 1, 2015. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew perished… Continue Reading »


Basslink Repair Relies on Calm Sea and Good Weather

April 18, 2016

Basslink operator has informed that repair work on the cable continues to progress well, and that the interconnector remains on track to return to service in June as previously advised. Basslink’s cable repair vessel recently underwent planned modification works in Geelong which is necessary for it to carry out the next phase of the repair… Continue Reading »


Kongsberg AUV Makes Unexpected Discovery in Loch Ness Survey

April 16, 2016

Kongsberg Maritime’s UK division has uncovered the long lost model of Nessie which was used during filming of 1970’s “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes”. The discovery was made during a survey of Loch Ness, led by Kongsberg Maritime Ltd and supported by The Loch Ness Project and VisitScotland. Operation Groundtruth is the first survey… Continue Reading »


PGS to Start Aasta Hansteen Shoot in May

April 10, 2016

PGS is set to start the acquisition of a new 4.400 sq. kilometers 3D GeoStreamer survey over the Aasta Hansteen area in the Norwegian Sea, in May 2016. The survey is planned to be completed in August 2016. Fast track data will be available four months after the final shot. This pre-funded multi-client project is situated on the Nyk… Continue Reading »


Norfolk Marine Completes Scroby Sands Bathymetric Survey

March 30, 2016

Norfolk Marine’s WFS & Survey vessel the Norfolk Swift has completed a five turbine bathymetric survey at E.ON’s Scroby Sands offshore wind farm. The Scroby Sands OWF consists of 30 2MW wind turbines located 2.5 km offshore Great Yarmouth on the coast of East Anglia. The survey was the final section of works to a… Continue Reading »


Two WWII Bombs Found at Rampion OWF

March 27, 2016

Two unexploded bombs have been discovered at the E.ON-operated Rampion offshore wind farm. The bombs, possibly from WWII, were discovered during the unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys at the wind farm site off the Sussex coast, UK. The items have been found within close vicinity of each other within the offshore site. “Safety remains our highest… Continue Reading »


NOAA, U.S. Navy Discover USS Conestoga Wreck

March 26, 2016

NOAA and the U.S. Navy have announced the discovery of the USS Conestoga (AT 54) in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco, 95 years after the Navy seagoing fleet tugboat disappeared with 56 officers and sailors aboard. “After nearly a century of ambiguity and a profound sense of loss, the Conestoga’s disappearance… Continue Reading »


HMAS Mermaid Surveys Minesweeper Wreck Off OZ

March 21, 2016

Royal Australian Navy’s survey motor launch HMAS Mermaid made a small detour while conducting hydrographic survey work in Far North Queensland to carry out a condition assessment of the wreck of HMAS Warrnambool. The Bathurst-class minesweeper was clearing a mine-field in the Great Barrier Reef when on 13 September 1947 she struck a live mine… Continue Reading »

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