Subsea Salvage

Drowning at Castaway Cay

 Police are investigating the apparent drowning of an American cruise ship passenger off at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay in the Abacos.

Grounded Cargo Ship Leaks Oil

 A major recovery operation has been launched to recover a leaking cargo ship which ran aground on Scotland's west coast.   Salvage vessels were called to Kilchoan

Aker's Capping Technology to Limit Drilling Risks

  Aker Solutions delivered the key subsea component for the system being developed by Marine Well Containment Company to limit environmental risks from oil and gas production in the U.

Dissolvable Plug-And-Perf System by Schlumberger

  Schlumberger today released the Infinity* dissolvable plug-and-perf system. This unique solution uses fully degradable fracture balls and fully degradable seats

Fugro Launches G4 Service

  Fugro has further extended its technology leadership in the field of GNSS augmentation systems for offshore positioning applications with the launch of its G4 service.

Hong Kong Ferry Disaster Captain Convicted

 The captain of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry’s Seasmooth passenger ferry, Lai Sai-ming, was on Saturday found guilty of 39 counts of manslaughter over the 2012 Lamma island ferry disaster.

Liquefaction – Potential Dangers of Bauxite

 The recent total loss of the "Bulk Jupiter", which capsized and sank off Vietnam, prompted marine insurers to issue warnings about the risk of shipping bauxite

Technip Upgrading ‘Global 1200′ Vessel

  Technip has contracted Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam to perform the dry-docking, upgrading and operational modifications for the deepwater S-lay and heavy lift vessel ‘Global 1200’,

LCA Navy 2nd Prototype Makes Debut Flight in India

 The government controlled Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Saturday conducted the maiden test flight of the second prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas naval variant here.

Brandtzæg Joins MMT Norway

Audun Brandtzæg has been appointed by MMT as managing director for MMT Norway. Brandtzæg will be responsible for developing MMT´s operations in Norway, from market

Maritime NZ Puts Rena Salvage on Pause

Maritime New Zealand has approved a pause in work on salvaging the Rena while the wrecked cargo ship’s owners wait for their resource consent application to be heard.

Lost Fishing Vessel Wreck Located

The missing Belgian fishing vessel, which lost communications in the channel Wednesday, January 28, was located today by a survey vessel, the U.K. Coastguard and Maritime Agency (MCA) reported.

Wreck Removal Convention Inforce From April

The insurance and certification requirements of the Convention on the Removal of Wrecks become effective this April. In this connection, the Danish Maritime Authority

Indonesia Joins Spain, Italy in Maritime Development Plan

Indonesia to have full cooperation in maritime infrastructure development from European countries Spain and Italy, says a report in Jakarta Post.  Spanish Ambassador

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Arrested in Florida

An Ohio man who recovered as much as $400 million in gold from a shipwreck has been arrested in Florida after two years on the run and was scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday.

ASA Mission Statement Revised to Expand Reach

The American Salvage Association has revised its mission statement to increase its area of influence beyond North America, complemented by a new logo that reflects the expanded direction.

US Naval Ship Aground off Japanese Coast

The U.S. Navy and Japanese authorities are working to refloat a Military Sealift Command vessel after it ran aground Thursday off the coast of Okinawa.   The Sgt.

Taiwan Naval Fleet Adds Home-Grown Vessel

Taiwanese Navy formally took delivery Friday of a new locally designed supply vessel that it said will help enhance Taiwan's maritime combat capabilities.   In

Beyond the Black Box

Using the VDR as the Ship’s Data Clearing House provides budget-minded operators with the means, the bandwidth and the economy to monitor critical systems. Go on: dip your toes in the big data water.

Chukar to Exhibit Subsea Waterjet at OTC

Chukar Waterjet, Inc. will exhibit its deepwater subsea waterjet system at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) May 4-7 in Houston.   Chukar Waterjet offers

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