Category archives for: Americas

MDSU 2 Team Works with Divers in Colombia

MDSU 2 Team Works with Divers in Colombia

Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) are in Colombia working with divers from the Armada de la Rebublica de Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014. This week the MDSU divers brought out an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and demonstrated its capabilities to divers and dive students from […]

Hawaiian Telcom Joins Submarine Cable Consortium Linking Southeast Asia and US

Hawaiian Telcom Joins Submarine Cable Consortium Linking Southeast Asia and US

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc., has joined other international telecommunications companies to form the Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a new trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California by the end of 2016. Internet traffic is […]

Coast Guard RDC Evaluates Arctic Operational Technology

Coast Guard RDC Evaluates Arctic Operational Technology

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) leads a team of 52 scientists evaluating operational technologies in the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 8-30. The research focuses on improving boat operations, testing communications performance and reliability, enhancing navigational safety information availability and observing the movement of oil near the ice edge. […]

Development Squadron 5 Takes Delivery of First UUV

Development Squadron 5 Takes Delivery of First UUV

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22. The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport. Once a few final operational preparations are […]

Noble Energy Satisfied with Katmai and Dantzler Drilling Results

Noble Energy Satisfied with Katmai and Dantzler Drilling Results

Noble Energy, Inc. announced final well results at the Katmai exploration well and the Dantzler appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. At Katmai, wireline logging data indicates a total of 154 net feet of crude oil pay was discovered in multiple reservoirs, including 117 net feet in Middle Miocene and 37 net feet […]

Wärtsilä Secures Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf

Wärtsilä Secures Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). This five-year agreement was signed in August 2014 and it covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels – six liquefied natural […]

NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

NOAA announced it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed as threatened, none as endangered. Fifteen of the newly listed species occur in the Indo-Pacific and five in the Caribbean. “Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, providing habitat for many […]

Harkand’s HOS Mystique Completes Jumpers Installation in GoM

Harkand’s HOS Mystique Completes Jumpers Installation in GoM

HARKAND has completed the transportation and installation of two large jumpers in the Gulf of Mexico utilising the HOS Mystique. The global subsea inspection, repair, maintenance, and light construction company has provided a cost effective vessel for light subsea construction in 2000ft. (610m) water depth, approximately 160 miles southwest of New Orleans. The contract delivery […]

Pacific Sharav Begins Gulf of Mexico Contract

Pacific Sharav Begins Gulf of Mexico Contract

Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Sharav commenced its drilling contract in U.S. Gulf of Mexico yesterday.   Pacific Sharav will work for California-based oil major Chevron under a five-year contract. Pacific Sharav was delivered in May 2014 from Samsung Heavy Industries. The drillship is capable of operating in water depths of […]

Derelict Fishing Traps Pose Threat to Marine Habitat, NOAA Study Shows

Derelict Fishing Traps Pose Threat to Marine Habitat, NOAA Study Shows

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources — losses that are largely preventable, […]







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