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Phoenix and U.S. Navy Recover MH-60S Helicopter From Record Depth

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), located and recovered the fuselage of a downed MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the Pacific, near Okinawa, Japan, from a record breaking depth of 19,075 feet. This equates to just over 3.6 miles beneath the sea and is 266 feet deeper than the previous salvage record, also set by Phoenix and SUPSALV during an operation in 2019. The helicopter was located in March of 2020 using the U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “Trondheim” and then, a year later, Phoenix and SUPSALV returned to the site and recovered the helicopter on March 21st, 2021 using the U.S. Navy’s Remotely Operated Vehicle “CURV 21” and Fly Away Deep Ocean Salvage System. Both Trondheim and CURV 21 are rated to operate down to 20,000 feet.

OI Connect is Back

Oi Connect is an online platform for ocean tech businesses to showcase their products and solutions to interested buyers. Open from May 11-14, 2021, Oi Connect is free for visitors to attend.

Subsea 7 Joins Forces with Simply Blue in Salamander Floating Windfarm Project

Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry and Irish blue economy developer Simply Blue Energy have joined forces to develop the Salamander floating wind project, off the North East Coast of Scotland (UK).

Suez Canal Unblocked: “We Pulled it off!”

Boskalis announces the successful salvage operation of the grounded 20,000 TEU container vessel Ever Given in the Suez Canal. With a length of 400 meters and a width of nearly 60 meters this giant ship had been wedged in this vital shipping route since 23 March 2021 blocking all shipping traffic ever since.

SMD Delivers £multi-million SeaRex Upgrade for Leading Subsea Cabling Company Prysmian

World-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered a multi-million upgrade to the SeaRex trenching vehicle for long-standing customer, Prysmian, a world leader in cable manufacture, energy solutions and systems.

Greensea announces partnership with GRi Simulations to Develop Simulation Environment for OPENSEA

Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, has partnered with GRi Simulations, creators of real-time simulation, modeling, and visualization for critical marine activities to develop a simulation environment for OPENSEA and OPENSEA-enabled control systems.

Fugro Wins Terna Survey Contract for Italy’s Tyrrhenian Link Power Cable Project

Fugro has been selected by Terna SpA, owner of the Italian national transmission grid (NTG) for high and extra-high voltage power, to perform a large multidisciplinary survey for part of the Tyrrhenian Link, a nationally strategic project to install two undersea HVDC electrical power cables connecting the Italian peninsula with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

Kongsberg Maritime to Supply a HUGIN AUV System to Lighthouse SpA

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that Italian survey company Lighthouse SpA will take delivery of a HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system in March 2021.

OceanTools Deliver two major Orders for Proeon Systems Limited

OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, have secured their second major order with Proeon Systems Ltd, specialist systems integrator based in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Aberdeenshire to Drive forward Green Industrial Revolution

A new project to provide safe carbon storage capacity in the North Sea, off Aberdeenshire, will benefit from £31 million of UK Government funding.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Acquires New Research Vessel to Expand Ability to Explore and Research the Ocean

Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has acquired a new research vessel that will expand the organization’s philanthropic science program and capability to explore the Ocean.

Vaarst to drive the future of marine robotics through data focus

Launching today, robotics technology player Vaarst will give offshore and marine robotics new capabilities through retrofitted artificial intelligence and autonomy.

Significant oil discovery close to the Fram field in the North Sea

Equinor and partners Vår Energi, Idemitsu Petroleum and Neptune Energy have made the biggest discovery so far this year on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 12 and 19 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, corresponding to 75-120 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

Victor Vescovo and Passengers Accomplish Additional Dives to Challenger Deep

In a historic series of dives this month, explorer Victor Vescovo escorted four passengers to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at Challenger Deep. Over the course of 11 days, Vescovo and his guests visited all three pools of Challenger Deep in Triton Submarines’ deep-submergence vehicle (DSV) Limiting Factor, uncovering new knowledge, collecting samples, setting records and expanding the capabilities of mankind even further.

AutoNaut unmanned surface vehicle (USV) selected by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

An AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) equipped with a range of scientific sensors has been acquired by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. The state-of-the-art 5-metre craft is powered entirely by renewable energy and will be the first USV to regularly run scientific missions off the coast of the UK.

Neptune Energy’s Duva project marks important milestone

NEPTUNE Energy announced the safe and successful installation of four Enhanced Horizontal Subsea Tree Systems (EHXT) for the Duva development project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The installation was carried out by a vessel instead of a rig, reducing installation time, costs and operational emissions.

Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

For its third consecutive year, Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm – reaches the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK.

Water Linked launches DVL A125

Water Linked are excited to announce that they have a new family member in their DVL product group - the DVL A125.
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