Seismic Vessel Tech News

Features on a photo of USS Independence CVL 22 are captured in a 3D low-resolution sonar image of the shipwreck in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Coda Octopus Echoscope 3D sonar, integrated on the Boeing AUV Echo Ranger, imaged the shipwreck during the first maritime archaeological survey. The sonar image with oranges color tones (lower) shows an outline of a possible airplane in the forward aircraft elevator hatch opening. (Credit: NOAA, Boeing, and Coda Octopus)

'Amazingly Intact' WWII-era Aircraft Carrier Surveyed

NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II.   Resting in 2,600 feet of water off California's Farallon Islands, the carrier is "amazingly intact," said NOAA scientists, with its hull and flight deck clearly visible, and what appears to be a plane in the carrier's hangar bay.   Independence (CVL 22) operated in the central and western Pacific from

South China Sea claims. Map by Murphy on Piracy

China Constructing Sea Outposts, US Warns

 The U.S. military commander for Asia warned that, China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that could be used to enforce an exclusion zone over the disputed territory, according to a report in Reuters.   Admiral Samuel Locklear described as aggressive the land reclamation and construction projects China has been conducting at eight military outposts in the South China Sea.    Locklear said the artificial islands planned by China will provide the nation with basing and resupply for its large fleet of maritime

Kraken Debuts AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log at OB ’15

AquaTrak uses advanced acoustic correlation and Synthetic Aperture Sonar signal processing to provide superior performance over conventional sensors.   Kraken Sonar Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has introduced AquaTrak, a next generation Correlation Velocity Log.  The product was launched at the Ocean Business conference in Southampton, United Kingdom.   Underwater navigation is essential for a diverse range of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) military and commercial applications.  Although GPS and other radio signals have been

Photo: ISE

ISE to Build Another ROV for Fukada

International Submarine Engineering Ltd announced the contract to build a 50HP 3,000 M Depth HYSUB ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan.   The Fukada HYKUYO HYSUB 50-3000 is a versatile and capable medium duty work-class ROV. The vehicle will be outfitted with two manipulators, one seven-function and one four-function along with assorted tooling for a broad range of operational capabilities. Vehicle sub-systems include a HD color zoom camera, a low light camera, four POV cameras, a variable frequency scanning sonar, an altimeter, and DVL. This ROV will also be outfitted with a toolsled

Lars Hansen (left), President of MacArtney Inc. and Fabian Wolk (right), President of Rockland Scientific Inc. (Photo: RSI)

RSI Orders MacArtney Winch at OB ’15

Rockland Scientific Inc. (RSI) has issued a purchase order at Ocean Business 2015 for the second unit of a small instrumentation winch from the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group. The winch system is specifically designed and optimized for use with the RSI VMP-250 vertical turbulence profiler.    Customers using the RSI VMP-250, designed for coastal research applications, were requesting turnkey system packages that include VMP-250 profiler, deployment line and winch, which could be used together on any research vessel, anywhere in the world.  MacArtney and RSI delivered the first

Image: Valeport

Valeport Showcases New Tech at OB ’15

Valeport is using Ocean Business as the launch platform for a new sound velocity profiler, which will be on show for the first time at the show. The UK’s manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation will also showcase a portfolio of other new products to be released over the next few months.   Valeport’s latest addition to its portfolio of sound velocity sensors and profilers is the SWIFT SVP. This new compact unit will feature high accuracy SV, pressure and temperature, plus integral GPS to geo-located every profile. Data can be easily and quickly

Image: FSI

FSI Debuts Dual-frequency 24-bit CHIRP Transceiver

that FSI possesses in this arena.   The HMS-622 is available in dual and single frequency configurations, and supports three frequency bands: standard LF (1KHz-10KHz), as well as optional ULF (200Hz-2KHz) and HF (8KHz-23KHz). A direct A/D input is available for the FSI Bubble Gun or other seismic systems, and it has an industry-standard Ethernet interface for data and control signals.   The HMS-622 CHIRPceiver rounds out the FSI sub-bottom system product line which includes the Bubble Gun Family of portable seismic systems, hull mounted transducers, arrays, and preamplifiers for deep

Teledyne TSS Launches New Gyrocompass

Teledyne TSS is launching the latest addition to its Saturn product range at the Ocean Business exhibition with the introduction of its fiber-optic marine gyrocompass. This is an entirely new product from the gyro-compass manufacturer. It is specifically aimed at the commercial shipping, fast ferry and superyacht markets. The new Saturn gyro also includes attitude reference capabilities which make it an suitable for dynamically positioned platforms and for the provision of full attitude data for hydrographic survey vessels.   The Saturn 30 and 50 surface versions are designed as a solid state

'Amazingly Intact' WWII-era Aircraft Carrier Surveyed

NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II.   Resting in 2,600 feet of water off California's Farallon Islands, the carrier is "amazingly intact," said NOAA scientists, with its hull and flight deck clearly visible, and what appears to be a plane in the carrier's hangar bay.   Independence (CVL 22) operated in the central and western Pacific from

China Constructing Sea Outposts, US Warns

 The U.S. military commander for Asia warned that, China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that could be used to enforce an exclusion zone over the disputed territory, according to a report in Reuters.   Admiral Samuel Locklear described as aggressive the land reclamation and construction projects China has been conducting at eight military outposts in the South China Sea.    Locklear said the artificial islands planned by China will provide the nation with basing and resupply for its large fleet of maritime

ISE to Build Another ROV for Fukada

International Submarine Engineering Ltd announced the contract to build a 50HP 3,000 M Depth HYSUB ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan.   The Fukada HYKUYO HYSUB 50-3000 is a versatile and capable medium duty work-class ROV. The vehicle will be outfitted with two manipulators, one seven-function and one four-function along with assorted tooling for a broad range of operational capabilities. Vehicle sub-systems include a HD color zoom camera, a low light camera, four POV cameras, a variable frequency scanning sonar, an altimeter, and DVL. This ROV will also be outfitted with a toolsled

RSI Orders MacArtney Winch at OB ’15

Rockland Scientific Inc. (RSI) has issued a purchase order at Ocean Business 2015 for the second unit of a small instrumentation winch from the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group. The winch system is specifically designed and optimized for use with the RSI VMP-250 vertical turbulence profiler.    Customers using the RSI VMP-250, designed for coastal research applications, were requesting turnkey system packages that include VMP-250 profiler, deployment line and winch, which could be used together on any research vessel, anywhere in the world.  MacArtney and RSI delivered the first

Valeport Showcases New Tech at OB ’15

Valeport is using Ocean Business as the launch platform for a new sound velocity profiler, which will be on show for the first time at the show. The UK’s manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation will also showcase a portfolio of other new products to be released over the next few months.   Valeport’s latest addition to its portfolio of sound velocity sensors and profilers is the SWIFT SVP. This new compact unit will feature high accuracy SV, pressure and temperature, plus integral GPS to geo-located every profile. Data can be easily and quickly

FSI Debuts Dual-frequency 24-bit CHIRP Transceiver

that FSI possesses in this arena.   The HMS-622 is available in dual and single frequency configurations, and supports three frequency bands: standard LF (1KHz-10KHz), as well as optional ULF (200Hz-2KHz) and HF (8KHz-23KHz). A direct A/D input is available for the FSI Bubble Gun or other seismic systems, and it has an industry-standard Ethernet interface for data and control signals.   The HMS-622 CHIRPceiver rounds out the FSI sub-bottom system product line which includes the Bubble Gun Family of portable seismic systems, hull mounted transducers, arrays, and preamplifiers for deep

Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit Courtesy Technip

Technip Wins Subsea Contract on Triton FPSO

  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 series of pipelines and manifolds. As part of replacement of existing subsea assets, Technip’s scope of

Iranian submarines. Pic by Ettelaat

Iran to Launch Home-Made Submarine Soon

 Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic will soon launch a new domestically-manufactured submarine.   "The Navy's new submarine will be launched soon," Iran's state-run news agency quoted Rear Admiral Sayyari as saying.  The Submarine 'Fateh' (triumphant) was tested in a joint military forces maneuver in January 2015.   Iran is also working on a new destroyer and expressed hope that the vessel would join the Navy by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2016), he said.   The Iranian Navy commander noted that

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