Fugro Joins Search for Lost WWI Australian Submarine

Fugro is set to join a campaign to find the lost WWI HMAS AE1 Australian submarine. 

Fugro’s survey vessel, the Fugro Equator, will be used along with the multibeam echosounder to conduct a bathymetric survey and an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) will be used for close examination of the search area.

The expedition will be led by the not-for-profit-company Find AE1 Limited and supported by Fugro, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Submarine Institute of Australia.

The Silentworld Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, and the Royal Australian Navy are the main sponsors funding the search that aims to locate this significant part of Australia’s history, the company noted.

The Australian Government informed earlier that it would match private investment to fund the expedition to search for HMAS AE1.

The submarine was lost without a trace on September 14, 1914 while patrolling waters off then German New Guinea. The fate of the vessel and the men on board, comprising Australian, New Zealand and British subjects, is still unknown.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< Sep 2019 >>
26 27 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 2 3 4 5 6

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2019

Offshore Energy thematic sessions addressed the full life-cycle in the oil and gas and energy industry, starting with Exploration…

read more >


During the last few years Oil&Gas sector had a difficult time surviving in brutal low-price environment…

read more >

Submarine Networks World 2019

As the key annual gathering for decision makers in the subsea communications value chain, they offer a dedicated platform…

read more >


Over the two-day conference, 25+ expert speakers will share exclusive insight on how to develop an integrity, production and P&A strategy…

read more >