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Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

The work on Polarcus Naila, a 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel, at the Shipdock Amsterdam, a part of Damen Shipyard Group, is well underway. The vessel arrived in February at the Shipdock Amsterdam for its six-week conversion into a Special Purpose Ship. The conversion and repairs of the ship are supposed to last about 35 days, according to Flip van […]

OceanWorks Delivers Subsea Equipment to Harris CapRock

OceanWorks Delivers Subsea Equipment to Harris CapRock

OceanWorks International delivered a spare node base and two node pods to Harris CapRock Communications (HCC) in support of the ongoing operation and maintenance of CSnet International’s Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB) system. The OCB subsea infrastructure, including five seafloor nodes which form the existing seafloor observatory portion of the system, was originally designed by OceanWorks International. The […]

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 […]

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. […]

Technip Awarded Its Largest Umbilical Contract by Total

Technip Awarded Its Largest Umbilical Contract by Total

Technip announces that a consortium composed of Angoflex Ltd (owned jointly with Sonangol) and DUCO Ltd, has been awarded a large lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola. The contract consists of the umbilical system part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola in water depths up to 2,000 meters.  The scope of work […]

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 […]

McDermott to Operate North Sea Spoolbase

McDermott to Operate North Sea Spoolbase

McDermott International, Inc.’s subsidiary has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015. Located in Hartlepool, in northeast United Kingdom, the spoolbase is expected to support McDermott’s […]

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 […]

OneSubsea Orders Flexible Risers and Jumpers from Airborne Oil & Gas

OneSubsea Orders Flexible Risers and Jumpers from Airborne Oil & Gas

Airborne Oil & Gas has secured an order for multiple flexible risers and jumpers from OneSubsea™. Applying the Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) concept, the flexible risers and jumpers will be used for acid stimulation, injecting stimulation fluids into subsea wells. The smooth bore TCP concept is unique in that it combines high pressure rating with […]







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