Havila Harmony to Search for MH370

Fugro is providing an additional vessel, the Havila Harmony, to join the search for the missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

From the 93-metre multi-role vessel, Fugro will deploy the Echo Surveyor VII autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Echo Surveyor VII was used earlier this year in search operations, however, it was withdrawn  when sea conditions deteriorated beyond limitations for the safe launch and recovery of the AUV.

The AUV will again be used to scan the most difficult portions of the search area that cannot be searched as effectively by the deep tow systems on the other search vessels. The deepwater system is a Hugin 1000, specifically designed for high resolution and efficient survey operations in water depths to 4,500 metres. With a 75 kHz side scan sonar and a dual-head Kongsberg 2040 multibeam echosounder, its configuration is the same as the systems deployed from the other vessels in the search, the Fugro Discovery and Fugro Equator. The AUV is also equipped with an underwater camera.

After calibration trials off the coast of Fremantle, Havila Harmony and her international crew of 40 will head to the search area where she is expected to begin search operations on December 3.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< May 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Underwater Technology Conference

The Underwater Technology Conference has a well-known history of presenting highly competent speakers on current and important topics…

read more >

25th Anniversary International Caspian Oil & Gas Conference

In 2018, the largest oil and gas event in the Caspian Region – the Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference Incorporating Refining…

read more >

OFFSHORE WIND – SUBSEA CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

This event is organsied in collaboration with Norwegian Energy Partners, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster and Sparebanken Vest…

read more >

Future Oil & Gas 2018

Senior executives from oil and gas operators, service providers, contractors and related suppliers, technology innovators and industry experts…

read more >