Return to the U-166

A science expedition recently explored the remains of the only World War II German U-boat, U-166, sunk in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The U-166 was discovered in 5,000 feet of water in 2001 while C & C Technologies, Inc. was conducting a pipeline survey with their HUGIN 3000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for BP and Shell International. The 2003 expedition was supported by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, C & C Technologies, the PAST Foundation, and the Minerals Management Service (MMS), with ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) support provided by Sonsub, Inc. A crew from the New York film... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

New ICS NAV5plus

McMurdo has launched the new ICS NAV5plus that exceeds GMDSS NAVTEX requirements and is suitable for fitting to vessels wishing to comply with the SOLAS convention. The ICS NAV5plus has dual channel reception as a standard feature. This allows simultaneous monitoring of both NAVTEX frequencies (518 kHz and 490 kHz) without the user needing to change channels. The ICS NAV5plus is reliable, rugged and compact. It is designed to directly support remote active and passive NAVTEX antenna types. Developed for IMO GMDSS fitting, the ICS NAV5plus includes all the facilities required for receiving and printing NAVTEX messages. In addition, it... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

New President and COO Schilling Robotics

John Wetzel has joined Schilling Robotics as President and COO, responsible for formulating and executing the company’s operational and organisational development plans. His career has included a variety of positions in high-technology companies and this breadth of experience will be important as Schilling Robotics seeks to expand its markets to include virtually any type of remotely controlled underwater equipment. Over the last twenty years, Mr Wetzel has served as CEO for several companies that make engineered products in the electronics, aerospace, and computer industries. These companies have ranged in size from startups to firms with US$ 50 million in sales.... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Ocean Numerics Partners with CLS

Ocean Numerics has announced a partnership agreement with CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites). CLS was established in 1986 as a subsidiary of CNES (the French Space Agency) and IFREMER (the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea). This partnership will greatly enhance capabilities for Ocean Numerics; in particular, CLS expertise in satellite altimetry will be an important component in the advanced systems used for assimilating data into Ocean Numerics ocean circulation models. CLS operates satellite-based location, data collection and Earth observation systems. The company is well known for the ARGOS system, which it operates and promotes. It also operates the... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

New Multibeam System

Atlas Fansweep Coastal, the first of a new series of advanced Atlas Fansweep 30 multi-beam echosounders designed to exceed IHO standards over depths in excess of 600m, has been introduced by Atlas Hydrographic. Developed for both hydrographic survey and oceanographic research applications covering waterways and coastal regions extending to continental shelf boundaries, the system features enhanced levels of data quality to reduce general post-processing requirements. Operating between 100 and 200kHz, with broadband frequency coverage depending on water depth and conditions, it additionally features simultaneous multi-ping technology for concurrent transmission of multiple steered pings in a water column. This ensures significant... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Samsung and Daewoo Order Latest Kongsberg Maritime Technology

Kongsberg Maritime has received an order to supply Integrated Control and Monitoring Systems and Integrated Navigation and Safety Systems for seven LNG tankers to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Korea. The Integrated Control and Monitoring Systems and Integrated Navigation and Safety Systems are based on Kongsberg Maritime’s latest process technology. SVC-400 is a flexible distributed process control concept that utilises the RCU-400 remote process control unit (single board computer designed specifically for process control) and the RIO-400 remote I/O unit (interface module between controller computer and input / output signal remote devices).... (read more)
2004-03-09 12:00:00

VideoRay ProIII MicroROV

VideoRay announced the VideoRay Pro III, the next generation of its remote control video camera for short- or long-term monitoring in aquatic environments down to 500 feet deep (152m). Now, the 8-pound microROV can be computer controlled from a laptop PC, opening new possibilities for gathering and anlysing data. The VideoRay Pro III can host sonars, positioning systems, hull inspection software, thickness gauges, manipulators, and radiation sensors that can be quickly installed and configured in the field in minutes. (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Know Everything About IMCA

A new free CD from IMCA - The International Marine Contractors Association Ð provides the answer to almost every question anyone could want to ask about the association, its role, history and achievements, structure, membership, activities and deliverables. The IMCA, with its 240+ members in more than 35 countries represents offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. With four technical divisions, covering marine/specialist vessel operations, offshore diving, hydrographic survey and remote systems and ROVs, plus geographic sections for the Americas Deepwater, Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa and the Middle East & India regions, IMCA seeks to promote its members’ common interests, to... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

ROV Operations to Grow to US$725 Million

Operations of cable controlled ‘work-class’ remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) is a business worth US$600 million worldwide and this is forecast to grow to US$725 million by 2008 according to ‘The World AUV & ROV Report’ a new global business study published by Douglas-Westwood Limited. This growth is expected to mainly come from the oil & gas sector as increasing demand raises ROV utilisation and day rates. The three main ROV business sectors discussed by the report are: support of offshore drilling operations – a US$200 million market with steady growth prospects; offshore construction – a US$300 million with good... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00

New Wheelmark Approved Gyrocompass Series From Simrad

Simrad is launching a sophisticated new range of gyrocompasses for professional applications. The 80 Series consists of the GC80 and GC85, which are both fully approved by the IMO. In addition the GC85 is approved for high speed vessels. Designed to be the most flexible on the market in terms of installation, configuration and costs, Simrad’s new gyrocompass range boasts the added advantage that no annual servicing is required. This makes them the ideal gyro system for any kind of vessel that needs an approved gyro system. Simrad will still offer its compact, ‘all-in-one’ RGC50 gyrocompass, which has been a... (read more)
2004-05-14 12:00:00
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