Bahrain News

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ROVOP Opens Middle East Hub

ROVs, all managed and operated in-country.Middleton said the new hub will provide a quality of ROV service that was not widely available there previously.“ROVOP already has equipment on the ground in the region, and so is ready to fulfill our customers needs immediately in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar,” he added.The company is currently expanding, having added 19 ROVS to its fleet last month, bringing ROVOP’s total operational fleet to 51

Meet LT Laura Dwyer: NOAA Officer, Navy Oceanographer

Combat Skills (ECS) and deploy as a UUV Platoon Division Officer for a six-month deployment as part of an ExMCM company. I've deployed domestically and internationally, participating in exercises in San Diego; Anchorage; Panama City Beach, FL; San Clemente Island, CA; Gulf of Mexico, MS; Kingdom of Bahrain; South Korea; and Spain."NOAA Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, traces its roots to 1807 when President Thomas Jefferson created a new federal agency whose mission was to chart the nation's coastal waters to ensure that ships could move civilians, troops,

Left to right: Konrad Mech, Director of Subsea Channel Management at Kongsberg Maritime AS, and Harry Gandhi, CEO of Unique Group (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group, Kongsberg Maritime Restore Partnership

Kongsberg Maritime AS for the Middle East region.    Under the business cooperation agreement, Unique Group’s offices in the region will offer sale and service of KM’s wide range of underwater mapping, navigation, acoustics and camera solutions to customers in the territories of Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE. The two companies presently have an agreement in place for Nigeria and Kenya.   The Kongsberg Maritime range of underwater mapping products includes the EM 712RD, EM 2040C and 2040P, EA440/EA640, and the Geoacoustics range among others. The underwater navigation

Phoenix International Holdings Celebrates 20 Years

Management System certified company with headquarters in Largo, Md., Phoenix operates out of seven regional office facilities on the East, Gulf and West Coasts of the U.S. catering to both military and commercial clients. The company also has prepositioned diving equipment packages in Freeport Bahamas, Bahrain and Japan for international support, as well as a joint venture for its atmospheric diving system in Australia.   Mike Kutzleb, Phoenix CEO, said, “Watching the company flourish and prosper has been an incredible journey filled with remarkable opportunities and challenges. We started

Vice Adm. Louis-Michel Guillaume, left, commander of French Submarine and Strategic Oceanic Forces, Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, middle, commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Rear Adm. Robert K. Tarrant, commander Operations of the Royal Navy, sign an agreement to increase coordination for anti-submarine warfare activities between France, the U.S. and the United Kingdom.  Photo: United States Navy

UK, France, US Sign Trilateral Submarine Agreement

Command (NAVCENT) Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan signed the trilateral agreement with Vice Adm. Louis-Michel Guillaume, commander, French Submarine and Strategic Oceanic Forces (ALFOST) and Rear Adm. Robert K. Tarrant, commander, Operations of the Royal Navy, at Donegan's headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain.   This agreement follows the signing of a document by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom Adm. Sir Philip Jones, and French Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Christophe Prazuck, in London March 27.   In that document, the three chiefs of their

Extent of the Bapco FalconPlus survey area. Existing seismic and well data will be included in the interpretation of the new data set (Photo: CGG)

CGG Completes Industry-First FalconPlus Survey BAPCO

CGG has completed the acquisition and processing of the first ever Airborne Gravity Gradiometry (AGG) survey of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Conducted on behalf of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), this was the first commercial survey to be acquired worldwide using Falcon Plus, the newest release in CGG’s highly successful suite of Falcon AGG systems and the lowest-noise AGG system available. A data set of around 18,000 km of high-resolution, low-noise AGG and magnetic data is now available over approximately 7,700 km2 of open exploration acreage across the Kingdom’s offshore

Keenan Named President of Phoenix

the Seventh Fleet Salvage Officer based in Singapore. Shore assignments included hyperbaric maintenance superintendent at a diving research facility; dry docking and diving officer in a naval shipyard; aircraft carrier repair officer and supervisor of shipbuilding; Officer in charge of ship repair unit Bahrain; Commanding Officer of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit; and Director of the Naval Construction and Engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His final tour of duty was a U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving and Director of Ocean Engineering. Before being appointed

CH2M diver with Fishers DHC-2, Inset – Grieg Seafarms aquaculture technician with Fishers DV-2 drop video (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Video Aids Aquaculture and Marine Research

, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Aquafact Environmental Consultants in Ireland, United States Environmental Protection Agency Atlantic Ecology Division, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, Bahrain Center for Studies & Research, Virgin Islands National Park, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Flathead Lake Biological Station in Montana, Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves in Florida, and

The CURV ROV is prepared for the search (Courtesy of U.S. Navy)

SUPSALV & Finding El Faro

cleaning services for fleet vessels. Our facilities include a headquarters office, eight ESSM warehouses and support centers around the world, a Deep Ocean Search and Recovery warehouse and engineering facility in Maryland, and diving services support offices in Virginia, California, Hawaii, Japan, and Bahrain. Our inventory of search equipment, diving support material, oil spill recovery equipment, and spares total more than 30,000 items, more than 500,000 sq. ft. of facilities, and a world class diving and equipment research facility. SUPSALV maintains national mission assets of search and recovery

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Sonardyne's IDS Teseted in Naval Exercises

developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played a part in a international exercise organized to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbor protection operations. The International Mine Counter-Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) runs off the coast of Bahrain every 18 months to test the abilities of the navies of the world to keep sea lanes open and safe. A total of 6,500 personnel and 38 warships from 44 navies took part in the event, the third and largest so far. Sonardyne’s Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar (IDS) is a sonar that has been

Bahrain Energy Projects not Affected by Oil Slide

Falling oil prices will not affect the development of oil and gas infrastructure in Bahrain, including an import terminal for natural gas and expansion of a major pipeline and refinery, the country's energy minister said on Sunday.   Global oil prices have slumped by about half since June because of oversupply fears, a move expected to squeeze the budgets of oil producers. Fitch Ratings downgraded Bahrain's credit outlook last week to negative, saying the fall in oil exacerbated an already challenging fiscal situation.   But the implementation of projects won't be affected, Abdul-Huss

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