Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

The number of dead people in a South Korean incident, in which „Sewol“ ferry sank, rose to 28. According to the latest reports the ferry sank completely on Friday, leaving around 270 people missing. The ferry sank offshore Jeju island in South Korea. The reasons of the incident are still unknown. As CNN reports, three […]

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) regarding participation in the Chikyu Program over the next ten years from 2014 to 2024 under the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The memorandum includes actions promoting cooperation between JAMSTEC and ANZIC such […]

Crabster CR200 to Conduct First Mission Soon (VIDEO)

Crabster CR200 to Conduct First Mission Soon (VIDEO)

Through the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology’s (KIOST) efforts, led by researcher Bong Huan Jun, an underwater robot named Crabster CR200 capable of conducting dangerous undersea exploration was recently developed. As CNN reports, the Crabster is 2.4 meters long and has six legs which contain 30 motors. The device weights around 650 kg. […]

Bluefin-21 AUV Begins Fifth Mission in Search for MH370 Aircraft

Bluefin-21 AUV Begins Fifth Mission in Search for MH370 Aircraft

Up to 11 military aircraft and 12 ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totaling approximately 51,870 square kilometers, across three areas. Overnight Bluefin-21 AUV completed another mission in the underwater search area and has commenced mission five. […]

Oil Slick Found by Ocean Shield Not Related to MH370

Oil Slick Found by Ocean Shield Not Related to MH370

The results of the analyses of the oil slick found by Ocean Shield in a search for the missing flight MH370 show that the oil is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d) confirmed during a media conference. Today’s visual search […]

Nine People Dead and Hundreds Missing in Ferry Incident

Nine People Dead and Hundreds Missing in Ferry Incident

Search and rescue operations related to the sunken ferry “Sewol” are still ongoing offshore the South Korean island of Jeju. The incident occurred yesterday with 475 people on board the vessel, most of them being high school students. Until now nine people were found dead, and 179 rescued, leaving nearly 300 missing, Reuters reported. The […]

Actuant Moves to New Office in Perth, Australia

Actuant Moves to New Office in Perth, Australia

Hydratight, bolted joint specialist, and sister company Cortland a provider of high performance rope and assemblies, cables and umbilicals have a new office and warehouse facility in Perth, Western Australia. The state of the art facility, due to open on 12 May 2014, marks the new home for the Actuant Corporation’s Energy Segment in Australia. The facility […]

Ciena: Japan-US Cable Network Completes 200G Test

Ciena: Japan-US Cable Network Completes 200G Test

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, reported that the Japan-U.S. Cable Network successfully completed a 200G trial over a segment of its network on the U.S. West Coast, highlighting the flexibility and scalability of Ciena’s submarine solution and confirming the viability of 16QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) 200G submarine deployments using  Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical technology. The trial demonstrates how […]

GCGG’s Duke Vessel Bags New Seismic Contracts

GCGG’s Duke Vessel Bags New Seismic Contracts

Gardline CGG’s M/V Duke has been awarded three contracts for 2D seismic survey and geochemical sampling with major companies in Australia and South East Asia. The contracts have a combined duration of approximately 100 days and an estimated value of USD 10 million. Startup is expected around late May with the projects spread throughout the […]

Preparations Made for Casing Installation at Poseidon North-1 Well

Preparations Made for Casing Installation at Poseidon North-1 Well

At 0600 WST on 17 April 2014, the hole at Poseidon North-1 exploration well was at a depth of 3,820 mRT and preparations were being made to install the 9-5/8″ casing, Karoon Gas informed. Since the 4 April 2014 Poseidon North-1 Progress Report, the cement casing shoe was drilled out and the 12-1/4″ hole section […]







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