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Damen Delivers 1st 'Fugro Proteus' to Fugro

Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels  being built by Damen

Fugro has taken delivery today of the first of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The first of a new class, the Fugro Proteusis a compact, surveyship capable of undertaking a wide range of survey, monitoring and inspection operations. The vessel is designed for a variety of survey and inspections duties including light geotechnical work, environmental baseline surveys, monitoring and inspection, and moonpool deployments. Diesel electric propulsion delivers excellent economy at all speeds. Versatile and adaptable Fugro Proteus is the first of three survey vessels ordered by Fugro for delivery in 2014. Each will be operating in a different part of the world and so they have been adapted for the individual environments in which they will work. The operating company is a specialist in the acquisition of the full spectrum of survey data and so the vessels have been tailored to be adaptable for a wide range of tasks. Fugro Proteus is the first vessel to be built directly by Damen for Fugro. However the two groups have worked together on a number of refits in recent years, and in the process have built a relationship based on trust and mutual understanding.


Photo: Station Sandy Hook Assists Survey Vessel

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Crews from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook and the Coast Guard Cutter Line assist the operator of the 34-foot survey vessel Michele Jeanne after the boat began to take on water in Ambrose Channel near New York Harbor, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2008. (Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)


Italian Navy New Multibeam Echo Sounder Projects

In 2000 the Italian Navy Hydrographic Service installed two EM 300 multibeam echo sounder systems on their two new survey vessels, the Galathea and the Arethusa. These two vessels have a wide spread of equipment from Kongsberg Maritime including EA 500 single beam echo sounder, a towed sidescan sonar, dynamic positioning system, etc. In the beginning of this year the Italian Navy Hydrographic Service again awarded


Subsea Construction Vessel Ordered by DOF

DOF Subsea Vessel: Image credit DOF Group

DOF Subsea Group has contracted with STX OSV for the construction of an Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV). The new ship will be of OSCV 12 design, developed by STX OSV with a total length of about 161 meters and a beam of 32 meters. Delivery is scheduled in the first quarter of 2015. The DOF Subsea Group is a specialist subsea service business that provides subsea construction, subsea engineering, inspection


Marcon Announces Sale of Survey Vessel

Marcon International, Inc. announced the sale of the seismic / survey vessel Romano (ex Cape Romano, ex-Don Bollinger) from Victoria H LLC (part of the North American Marine Transportation Group) to Brone Positioning and Survey of Lagos, Nigeria on private and confidential terms. The 1965 American Marine Corporation built unit was originally commissioned by Cheramie BoTruc and rebuilt in 1983. The vessel was subsequently sold to Bollinger Machine Shop. in 1995 and then onto Sea


Fugro's Survey Vessel to Search for Malaysia 370

Photo courtesy of Fugro

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Fugro a contract that will see the deployment of its specialist vessel, equipment and expertise in the underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370).   Using its advanced survey vessel, the Fugro Equator, fitted with state-of-the art multibeam echosounder equipment, Fugro will conduct a bathymetric survey of the search area. The seabed data obtained will assist in the production of maps of the seabed


NOAA Research Vessel Exceeds Standards as Quiet Vessel

Photo Credit: NOAA The newly constructed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fishery survey vessel Henry B. Bigelow has exceeded international standards as an acoustically quiet vessel, according to a report released by the U.S. Navy. NOAA received the results from a battery of underwater acoustic tests done by the Navy on the ship at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center on Andros Island in the Bahamas.


Kongsberg Demonstrate Powerful Compact Multi-beam Sonar

EM2040 sonar display: Image credit Kongsberg

At the Muiderzand marina in The Netherlands, Kongsberg customers gathered for a working demonstration of the EM2040 Compact multibeam system on board the survey vessel ‘Havenschap 1’. The Havenschap 1 is equipped with a moon-pool mounting configuration to accommodate the EM2040C single sonar head together with a dual frequency single beam transducer; a proven concept and easy to install. The demonstrations took place over different areas including


Krill Installations on NOAA Vessels Complete

Krill Systems Inc., a provider in advanced Vessel Fuel Measurement and Monitoring Systems (VFMMS), is pleased to announce successful installation and sea trial of two systems on-board the NOAA research vessels Henry B. Bigelow and Pisces.   NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow and NOAA Ship Pisces represent the first two fittings of a multiple vessel NOAA contract awarded in a competitive bid, on an unrestricted basis


NOAA Mariner Dies When Survey Launch Capsizes

Eric Koss of Woodinville, Wash., was killed August 13 when the hydrographic survey launch he was piloting in Prince William Sound, Alaska, capsized after being struck by high waves, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Koss, a member of the crew of the NOAA hydrographic survey ship Rainier, and two other crew members, David Fischman and NOAA Corps Ensign Jennifer Johnson


China Rejects Manila Protests, Laments Detentions

China rejected Philippine complaints on Wednesday about Chinese survey vessels operating in a gas-rich area of Manila's exclusive economic zone, and has lodged a separate complaint about the detention of Chinese workers, as tensions persist.


Chinese Survey Ships in Philippine Waters

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea. China claims almost the entire South China Sea


First Damen Built FOCSV Delivered

Fugro Proteus

Fugro Proteus the first of three vessels to be delivered to Fugro in 2014. Fugro has taken delivery of the first of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The first of a new class, the Fugro Proteus is a compact


Fugro's Survey Vessel To Help Search Malaysia MH370

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  The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Fugro a contract that will see the deployment of its specialist vessel, equipment and expertise in the underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370).


Thoma-Sea Launches Two TAI Designed Ships

Regulas (Photo: TAI)

Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) of New Orleans, La., announced that two derivatives of vessels built from TAI’s EnviroMax designs were both launched this week. Another EnviroMax OSV built from its design was also delivered a week earlier.


Chinese MH 370 Search Ship to Port for Sonar Repair

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Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) informs that the Chinese survey ship 'Zhu Kezhen' which is conducting the bathymetric survey – or mapping of the ocean floor – is enroute to the port of Fremantle. Zhu Kezhen suffered a defect to its multibeam echosounder and is


Malaysian Airlines MH370 Search: Latest Update

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Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre informs that no signs of aircraft debris have been found by the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 'Bluefin-21' since it joined the search effort. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has advised that the search in the vicinity of the acoustic


OSD Designs Windfarm Vessel Range

Courtesy of OSD-IMT

OSD-IMT, the U.K. division of Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), announced it has developed a range of new designs of offshore windfarm service operation vessels (SOVs). The 1,350 dwt IMT972 SOV is powered by two Steerprop SP25 or equal 1900 kWe fixed pitch azimuth propulsion units


EBDG’s Turner, Wood Earn PMP Designation

David Turner (left) and Mike Wood. Courtesy EBDG

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a provider of architectural and engineering services to the marine industry with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, announced that David Turner and Mike Wood have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.


Maritime Activity Boosts in Search for Flight 370

Photo: Höegh Autoliners

The maritime industry has ramped up contributions to the worldwide search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as an international team scours for signs of the Boeing 777 which went missing nearly two weeks ago with 239 people on board. Merchant and navy ships have recently helped to relaunch a


Nordic Clinches $23.5m Offshore Seismic Contract

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Singapore-based offshore specialist Nordic Maritime has been awarded a $23.5 million contract to provide 3D marine seismic data acquisition and processing services off the coast of Andhra Pradesh, India, to Cairn India Limited, starting later this month.


Australian Navy Surveys Antarctica

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp Surveying Newcomb Bay. Photo: ABHSO Dyer, Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Survey Team returned from a six-week Antarctic expedition to collect essential data for navigational charts and scientific research. The team sailed from Hobart in RSV Aurora Australis on December 11


Tecton Acquires Endurance Exploration

Tecton Corporation (TTNC) has acquired Endurance Exploration Group, LLC,  a development stage company that specializes in subsea shipwreck research, search and survey, inspection and recovery projects, in a share exchange agreement.  


Seismic Vessel to be Refit at Shipdock Amsterdam

Polarcus Naila. Photo: Damen

Ship repair and conversion yard Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, received a contract for the propulsion upgrade of the 3D Seismic Vessel Polarcus Naila. The ultra-modern vessel will arrive at Shipdockin February 2014 for its six-week conversion.


New Sonar Allows Hydrographic Surveying at Speed

Seabeam: Image MMT

Sweden's MMT Group has purchased a new Kongsberg EM2040-04 dual TX high resolution multibeam system which has been installed on their survey vessel 'MV Seabeam'. The new EM 2040-04 dual TX model, which consist of two TX-Transmitters and two RX-Receivers is designed for mapping in shallow areas at






 
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