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Triton Acquire LOD Diving Assets, Support Vessel

Triton Diving acquires the diving assets of Louisiana Oilfield Divers (LOD). Triton Diving Services, an affiliate company of Grey Mountain Partners, acquires diving assets of LOD, including 'Premier Explorer', a 208-foot, 4-point vessel. The LOD acquisition strengthens Triton’s position as the dominant shallow water (0-300’) commercial diving contractor operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The additional capacity provided by this acquisition will allow it to better serve its customers. Beth Lesniak, Vice President of Grey Mountain, said, "With a 20-ton lift capacity, accommodations for 40 crew and a fully functioning machine shop, the Premier Explorer vessel is an excellent addition to Triton’s growing dive service vessel fleet. We look forward to serving customers that have already utilized the ship and enhancing our ability to respond to our customers’ current needs in the Gulf of Mexico and abroad.” Triton is an offshore commercial diving services provider focused on the Gulf of Mexico with a leading position in surface diving activities. Triton’s best-in-class safety record and focus on customer service has earned the Company a reputation for high-quality, incident-free performance. Grey Mountain Partners is a Boulder, CO-based private equity firm that focuses on partnering with management to create lasting value through operational improvements

Triton XL38 ROV System Mobilizes in the GOM

Sonsub announced the mobilization of the Triton XL38 work class ROV system in the GOM. The Triton XL38, owned by Dominion Diving Limited in Halifax, Canada, has most recently worked on a long-term contract on the Terra Nova project for PetroCanada performing Drilling and Completion activities as well as being available for call-out work. Sonsub, based on a cooperation agreement with Dominion Diving, has chosen to mobilize the system here in the GOM in response to the high demand of subsea

Technip Wins Subsea Contract on Triton FPSO

Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit Courtesy Technip

  Technip has been awarded a brownfield subsea contract for the Triton(1) floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, operated by Dana Petroleum, located in the central North Sea. This FPSO vessel is located 193 kilometers east of Aberdeen, at a water depth of approximately 90 meters. It produces oil and gas from different fields - Bittern, Guillemot West and North West, Clapham, Pict and Saxon, which are tied back to the FPSO vessel via subsea facilities comprising a

Harkand Set to Acquire Veolia Marine Services

Photo: Harkand

Harkand, the international subsea inspection, repair, maintenance and light construction group, announced an agreement to acquire the main assets and business of Veolia Marine Services (VMS). The acquisition will add 150 onshore and offshore staff, three dynamically-positioned multi-purpose vessels (MSV), and six work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to Harkand’s growing workforce and fleet. With Harkand already active in the North Sea, Asia Pacific and Africa

Sonsub Awarded Contract From Global Industries

Sonsub is pleased to announce they have been awarded a 1-year preferred provider agreement with Global Industries to provide forROV and ROV//DSV services to support Global’s projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Sonsub’s first project under the agreement will be to provide touchdown monitoring and ROV intervention support with the HOS Innovator vessel and Triton 27 ROV system. Triton 27 will be mobilized onboard the “Hercules” lay-barge to monitor the pipe from the pipe at the stinger output

McClaugherty Joins Surf Subsea as VP Biz Development

Surf Subsea, Inc. announced that Jim McClaugherty has joined the team as Vice President of Business Development.  He will have the responsibility of leading the company’s Sales and Marketing efforts. Jim has 40 years of experience in the Offshore Industry.  He started his career as a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico where, over a 10 year period, he held various positions, including tender, Diver, and Dive Supervisor

Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System

Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS). Horizon Lines, LLC, a US flagged container ship operator serving US domestic routes and Asia, offered their resources and assets to the project. Aboard the container vessel HORIZON CRUSADER, IMSN conducted APS system tests and safety drills with Horizon crew members

Dominion E&P Announces Triton/Goldfinger Production

Dominion Exploration and Production, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion, has begun production from the Triton and Goldfinger subsea wells, located 140 miles southeast of New Orleans on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 771, 772 and 728 in the Gulf of Mexico. “These new additions are excellent examples of the returning strength of Gulf of Mexico operations,” said Duane Radtke, president and chief executive officer. “These wells will add significant volumes to our deepwater production.”

Cal Dive Sells Off its GofM Surface Diving Fleet

Image courtesy of Cal Dive

Cal Dive International says it has sold its U.S. Gulf of Mexico shallow water surface diving fleet to a privately held company for cash of US$18.5-million and a 19.9% minority interest in the entity acquiring the assets. Cal Dive explains that the assets sold are comprised of eight surface diving vessels and miscellaneous inventory and equipment and it anticipates recording a gain during the second quarter as a result of the transaction

SMIT Acquires GB Diving

SMIT has acquired all shares of GB Holding B.V., the parent company of the renowned subsidiaries GB Diving B.V. and GB Diving -Inshore B.V. GB Diving is a Dutch company that provides ROV (Remote Operated Vehicles) and diving services, including project management, project engineering and related services for the high end of the oil and gas market. GB Diving's 30 employees will be integrated into the SMIT organization as a business unit named SMIT Subsea Europe.

Tuco Debuts New Dive and ROV Support Boats

Image: Tuco Marine

Denmark’s Tuco Marine has revealed its new dive support and ROV Support boat designs. The two new vessels complement the designer’s range of ProZero workboats and daughter crafts and are dedicated the dive and ROV markets.   

Damen’s New Yacht Range Sails to the Extremes

Image: Damen

Damen’s new SeaXplorer yacht range brings true capability to expedition yachting, from extreme polar to remote tropical areas.   The world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts has been launched by Dutch shipbuilder Damen and its luxury

WWII Catalina Aircraft Wreckage Confirmed

An engine mount from Catalina 24-25. The aircraft was discovered in waters off Cairns in far North Queensland.

The Royal Australian Air Force has confirmed that aircraft wreckage found in waters south of Cairns is that of RAAF Number 11 Squadron Catalina A24-25 that crashed on 28 February 1943, killing all 11 personnel on board.   Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC

4,700 Migrants Rescued off Libya Coast

Migrants being rescued by Italian coast guards

  Nearly 4,700 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe but one woman was found dead, Italy's coastguard said. Tens of thousands of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have tried to cross the Mediterranean this year

Siemens Power and Drive Systems for New DSV

Image: Siemens

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) has commissioned Siemens to equip the latest diving support vessel being built for Toisa Ltd. with complete drive and power systems.   According to Siemens, the solution is designed to improve the vessel’s reliability and maneuverability

Harkand: Expanding the Fleet, Growing a Global Business

The DP2 multi-purpose service and ROV vessel, the Siem Spearfish, operates globally.

International inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company Harkand aims to be a $1 billion company. MR’s Tom Mulligan recently met with John Reed, the company’s CEO, to discuss his vision for the future and how Harkand aims to achieve its goal of being the leading subsea IRM and

UDS Strikes Deal to Build Dive Support Ship in China

Ultra Deep Group (UDS) signed another contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build a Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel.

Ultra Deep Group (UDS) signed another contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build a Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel. Even though the oil market remains in the doldrums, Singapore-based UDS is powering ahead with tis strategic plan to

Boat Migrant Found Dead in Mediterranean, 354 Rescued

Rescuers found one migrant dead and saved 354 on a fishing boat in rough seas near the southwestern shore of Italy, the coast guard said on Monday.   The body was found on Sunday night, adding to the weekend's Mediterranean death toll after 49 people were found dead

Programmed Multikopter Flies Autonomously Through Arctic

Alfred Wegener Institute programmed a Multikopter

  How do you get an aircraft in the far reaches of the Arctic Ocean to the goal, if the compass does not provide reliable location data? Engineers aboard the research icebreaker Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute programmed a Multikopter so that he can navigate near the North Pole

Harkand Completes $10.5 mln DSV Upgrade

Swordfish (Photo: Harkand)

Harkand informs it has completed the $10.5 million upgrade of its Gulf of Mexico based dive support vessel (DSV) Swordfish. Originally built in 2007, the Swordfish is the youngest DSV in this region. The fully International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) compliant, ABS classed

Delta Marine Workboat is a Windfarm Winner

Photo: Delta Marine

Delta Marine’s versatile Whalsa Lass working off the coast of Grimsby for one of the “Big 6” energy companies    Delta Marine said its vessel Whalsa Lass has demonstrated its versatility during recently completed works on the large windfarm off the coast of

Incat Designs Dive Vessel for Down Under Cruise & Dive

33m Catamaran Cruise and Dive Vessel.

  Incat Crowther has entered into a contract to design a 33m Catamaran Dive Vessel for Down Under Cruise & Dive of Cairns, Australia. Construction of the vessel is well underway at Marine Engineering Consultants on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Salvors Remove Debris Left by Environmental Protesters

Photo: GUE Seattle

Dive and salvage teams worked to remove debris used as anchor blocks by environmental activists protesting Shell’s Arctic drilling aboard a barge in Seattle’s Alki Seacrest Park on May 19.   A dive team from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc

New 43m DSVs Designed by Incat Crowther

Image: Incat Crowther

A pair of 43m Monohull Dive Support Vessels has been designed by Incat Crowther, with input from the builder and operator, to meet RINA class requirements for special service, diving and dynamic positioning.   The vessels are currently under construction at Arpoadar Engenharia, in Guaruja

Oaktree Capital Pumps $25 mln into Harkand

John Reed (Photo: Harkand)

Harkand's key shareholder Oaktree Capital Management has reaffirmed a strong commitment with an additional $25 million of funding which will allow the company to expand its footprint in new and existing regions. As well as maintaining its operations in current market conditions

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