Top News of the Week of Feb 03 – Feb 09, 2014

1. Gorringe Seamounts to Become New Marine Protected Area

At 5000 m high, the Gorringe seamounts, located in the Atlantic, 300 km off the Portuguese shore, are on their way to becoming a new Marine Protected Area, following their nomination by the Portuguese government. Oceana, which has documented this area on several occasions, is thrilled with this announcement.

2. Diver Dies in Costa Concordia Wreck Operations

Titan Micoperi announced that a diver from the Consortium passed away on Saturday after an accident occurred during underwater operations under the wreck of Costa Concordia.

3. UK: GE Oil & Gas Invests in Subsea Manufacturing Facility, Creates New Jobs

GE Oil & Gas has invested £4m into its subsea manufacturing facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, leading to the creation of 20 new jobs across 2014.

4. Bibby Offshore Increases Its International Fleet of Subsea Support Vessels

Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has invested close to £30million in the past six months increasing its international fleet of subsea support vessels by 40%.

5. Harkand Includes GoM Survey Services into Its Offer

International subsea inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand is expanding its global services with a renewed focus on delivering high-specification survey services in the burgeoning Gulf of Mexico market.

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