Forward fuselage of the 737 found on the seabed a week later. Image courtesy SEAMOR Marine Ltd.

Seamor Marine's Chinook ROV Helps Find Downed Cargo Jet off Hawaii

Seamor Marine’s Chinook ROV was used by Honolulu-based Sea Engineering, Inc. to help locate and survey a downed Boeing 737 cargo plane recently.The plane crashed shortly after takeoff about two miles offshore from Ewa Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, and sank to the seafloor at a depth of 350 to 450 feet. The only two passengers onboard Transair flight 810, both pilots, were rescued by helicopter.

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DNV to Conduct Safety Study at Offshore Hydrogen Production Site in France

DNV, an energy industry consultancy and assurance provider, said Thursday it would lead the process safety study to identify the main environmental, safety and operational risks for what they say will be the world's first offshore hydrogen production facilities.The offshore hydrogen production facility, developed by Lhyfe and powered by electricity from a floating wind turbine,

Blogs

MTR COVER PAGE

MTR100: Applications Available

13th Annual MTR100 set to publish in the July/August 2018 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -- the world's largest circulation b2b subsea publication. Top companies in the global subsea sector are invited to apply now for the "MTR100". Marine Technology Reporter's annual MTR100 awards edition is the subsea industry's most awaited annual ranking of the leading companies serving the global subsea industry.

Offshore Energy

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Ocean Floor Geophysics, PGS Complete Towed Streamer CSEM System Transaction

Norwegian seismic data firm PGS has completed the sale of the hardware, software, and intellectual property associated with the company’s towed streamer Controlled Source Electro-Magnetic (“CSEM”) system to Canada's Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc (“OFG”).PGS said the towed-streamer CSEM technology was a state-of-the-art system, allowing for the acquisition of high-quality marine CSEM data in a fast and efficient manner with minimal environmental impact.

Subsea Defense

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Coda Octopus Names CEO of U.S. Subsidiary Colmek

Subsea sonar specialist Coda Octopus on Tuesday said it had appointed Kevin Kane as Chief Executive Officer of its US subsidiary, Coda Octopus Colmek, Inc. based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides solutions for the defense industry."Mr. Kane is a highly experienced defense industry leader who has worked extensively with military and government customers in the U.

Unmanned Vehicles

Fugro Blue Essence USV and ROV heading to a project in the APAC region.

Industry-First: SEA-KIT's USV Gets LR Certificate

UK-based unmanned surface vessel developer SEA-KIT has said it has been awarded the first-ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate by Lloyd’s Register for its USV built for Fugro."SEA-KIT has worked closely with Lloyd’s Register since early 2020 in a concerted effort to achieve the highest standards for the Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) sector, culminating with their latest 12m X-class USV for leading geo-data specialist,

Innovation

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An Industry-First: ABS Reviews Oil States' Deep-sea Mineral Riser System

In what has been described as an industry first, ABS has design reviewed a deep-sea mineral riser system capable of reaching more than 6,000 meters beneath the sea surface.Developed by Oil States Industries (OSI), the Merlin Deepsea Riser System reviewed by ABS is designed to collect polymetallic nodules 6,000 meters below the surface of the Pacific. It is the first time a deep-sea mineral riser has undergone design review by a Classification organization, ABS said.

People

Nicole LeBoeuf was appointed as the assistant administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone

LeBoeuf Tapped as director of NOAA's National Ocean Service

Nicole LeBoeuf, with more than two decades of experience at NOAA, was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo as the assistant administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management. In this capacity she will serve as director of the National Ocean Service, America’s ocean and coastal science agency. LeBoeuf, acting in this role since August 2018, also served as the deputy since December 2016.