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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


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)

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

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

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

Fugro Showcases New Survey Ship in Texas

Fugro Americas (Photo: Fugro)

Making her debut at the Martin Midstream Dock in Galveston, Texas, Fugro’s new geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Americas, was showcased to clients, with more than 100 in attendance, the company announced.   Fugro gave guided tours of the newbuild vessel, with geophysical, geoscience, survey and HSE professionals on hand to demonstrate its state-of-the-art equipment and features along with the working parts of a geophysical survey

HMS Protector Deployed to Antarctic

The sea contains valuable fish stocks and Protector will help to ensure fishing vessels comply with the strict environmental rules

  Ice ship HMS Protector is heading for waters no Royal Navy vessel has visited in 80 years as she begins a marathon deployment to Antarctica. The Plymouth-based icebreaker and survey vessel will ensure the world’s fishermen are not stripping the largely-unspoiled waters of the Ross

Rieber Amends Dolphin Deal

Polar Duke. Photo: GC Rieber Shipping ASA

 Norwegian shipping company GC Rieber Shipping ASA has entered into an agreement with Dolphin Geophysical to increase Dolphins competitiveness in a challenging market.    Rieber has agreed to take early redelivery of the survey vessel Polar Duke from Dolphin  as part of an

Willard to Build 3 Survey Ships for NOAA

Image: Willard Marine

NOAA awards shipbuilding contract to Willard Marine for the construction of three aluminum survey vessels   Willard Marine informs it was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum hydrographic survey launch ships (HSLs).

Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference: Program Announced

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The Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference being held at the RNLI College in Poole, U.K., October 6-8, will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge that will assist the sub IMO professional sector to understand the possibilities of utilizing hybrid

BG Awards Fugro MBES, Seabed Coring Contract

Photo: Fugro

Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Limited Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign over its offshore acreage (block) in the Honduran Caribbean. As part of BG’s exploration licence commitments

The 'Hour of Power': Hybrid Marine Technology & Green Ports

The 19 m research vessel ‘Spirit of the Sound’ runs virtually silently on hybrid electric power for two-hour study cruises on Long Island Sound.

  In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. Firstly the new emissions laws in ports and secondly there is now an incentive for high technology manufacturers to invest in developing highly

Fugro Americas Completes Maiden Voyage

Fugro Americas (Photo: Fugro)

Geophysical survey vessel Fugro Americas completed data collection for a geochemical coring campaign in the Caribbean on June 11, 2015, marking the maiden voyage of Fugro’s newbuild vessel.   Mobilization for the campaign immediately followed the vessel’s departure from the

Fugro Americas Completes Maiden Voyage

Fugro Americas

  On June 11th, 2015, Fugro’s premier geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Americas, successfully completed data collection for a geochemical coring campaign in the Caribbean. The project marks the maiden voyage of the new-build vessel.

The Hour of Power: Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports

The 19 meter research vessel Spirit of the Sound runs virtually silently on hybrid electric power for 2 hour study cruises on the Long Island Sound

In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. Firstly the new emissions laws in ports, and secondly there is now an incentive for high technology manufacturers to invest in developing highly

Conference to Delve into Hybrid Power & Propulsion


The first international Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference will be held at the RNLI Lifeboat College, Poole UK from October 6-8, 2015.   Shock Mitigation will bring together an international group of experts, armed with the latest knowledge that will identify the potential

Blyth Workcats Wins ABP Survey Boat Contract

Blyth Workcats 14m survey boat to be built for ABP

  At the Seawork International Exhibition in Southampton, Blyth Workcats Ltd announced that Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded it the contract for a new 14-metre survey vessel to be built at the company’s yard on Canvey Island, Essex, UK.

Shanghai Shipyard Won Bid for Two Survey Vessels

A Seismic Survey Vessel. Pic by China Oilfield Services Limited

 Shanghai Shipyard has won bids to build two multipurpose survey vessels for two geological survey institutes. The shipyard is an affiliate of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).   Qingdao Marine Geological Survey Institute and Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey Institute have

Indonesia Gets Multipurpose Research Vessel from France

Photo: Indonesian Navy

 The Indonesian Navy has taken delivery of a French-made KRI Rigel 933 multipurpose research vessel at Jakarta International Container Terminal 2, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Jakarta Post reported.   The ship was delivered from the OCEA Les Sables d'Olonne shipyard in France.

Blyth Workcats Delivers Aqualink

Aqualink (Photo: Blyth Workcats)

The first two-deck boat ever built by Blyth Workcats has recently been delivered to a customer in Belgium. The 18-meter Aqualink is the first Blyth Workcat to feature a high bridge and it has now entered service with Ostend Marine Services for which it has been designed to undertake a wide range

Retrieving Valuable Cargo from the Seabed

Image: BMT Surveys

Surveyors are usually engaged to investigate the cause, nature and extent of a claim, damage or incident. Their role in managing projects to salvage cargo is less known. Peer van Oosterhout and Ad de Klerk from BMT Surveys share their experiences in salvaging a cargo worth several million Euros

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