Sunken HMS Terror Found in Canadian Arctic

A part of the lost Franklin Expedition, HMS Terror vessel, has been found in the Canadian Arctic.

The expedition was a British voyage of Arctic exploration led by Captain Sir John Franklin aboard two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The whole expedition, which was meant to traverse the last unnavigated section of the Northwest Passage, was lost.

Parks Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Coast Guard, will validate the find at the earliest operational window. Once confirmed, the Government of Canada will discuss the protection of the site with the Government of Nunavut and its Inuit partners.

Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology team, along with the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Royal Canadian Navy, and other partners, will investigate the new wreck site on future missions, to reveal more details about the find.

“The discovery of HMS Terror showcases the excellent cooperation between governmental departments in Canada’s North. The Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Rangers were instrumental in the search and I am very proud of the expertise they contributed. As the Royal Canadian Navy continues to expand its ability to conduct northern operations, this discovery is an important link with our country’s naval heritage and reminds us of the sacrifices of brave sailors who ventured into uncharted waters,” said Harjit S. Sajjan, minister of National Defence.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 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 1

Oceanology International 2020

Exhibitors from industry, government and research institutions share their knowledge and come…

read more >

Subsea Power Cables 2019

Subsea Power Cables 2019 is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences of subsea cable projects with the industry…

read more >

6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

  1. Clarifying compliance updates
  2. Quicker well access and safer well control
  3. ​Understanding HPHT well intervention (systems)
  4. Forecasting well intervention activity, discussing new commercial models and comparing platform options
  5. Best practice riserless well intervention
  6. ​The latest well intervention equipment

For registration, speaking or sponsorship enquiries contact Abigail Clifton on aclifton@offsnet.com; +44 (0) 203 793 8800.

More info

read more >

Underwater Intervention (UI) 2020

Underwater Intervention Conference is a conference where oil and gas industry professionals, senior decision…

read more >