Deep Ocean Search News

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Phoenix Hires Long, Turner in Manager Roles

Holdings, Inc. announced that Matthew Long has joined the company as General Manager (GM) of its Largo, Md. headquarters office, and Troy Turner has been appointed as Area Manager for our Bayou Vista, La. Location.   Long will oversee all aspects of Phoenix’s government and commercial deep ocean search and recovery service lines, as well as the company’s Engineering and R&D work, while Turner will be responsible for overseeing and directing the day-to-day activities of the Bayou Vista office, and actively pursuing growth opportunities for all Phoenix services in the area.   

Phoenix International Holdings Celebrates 20 Years

operations experts dedicated to the waterborne repair of U.S. Navy ships, the company has evolved into an international underwater solutions provider with a staff of almost 250 personnel and multiple service lines including offshore oil and gas IRM, ship repair, engineering, submarine rescue and deep ocean search, survey and recovery operations.   An employee owned ISO 9001-2008 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

Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.

Phoenix Conducts ROV Search for MH370

conducting deepwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations in the continuing search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370).   Phoenix mobilized its 6,000 meter depth-rated Remora III ROV aboard the Chinese Rescue Salvage Bureau (RSB) vessel Dong Hai Jiu 101 in support of the ongoing deep ocean search. Phoenix has been involved in the search for MH370 since April 2014, initially using its 5,000 meter depth-rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Artemis, and Hydrospheric Solutions Inc. 6,000 meter depth-rated ProSAS-60 towed synthetic aperture sonar system. The MH370 international

Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Armed Forces

Crashed EgyptAir Plane Located on the Seafloor

; Since then, search teams have worked against the clock to recover the two black box recorders crucial to explaining what went wrong, before they stop emitting signals in about a week.   Egypt's investigation committee said in a statement that a specialist vessel owned by Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search was forced to salvage the device in stages because it was extensively damaged, but was able to retrieve the memory unit.   "The vessel's equipment was able to salvage the part that contains the memory unit, which is considered the most important part of the recording device,"

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

SUPSALV & Finding El Faro

of the personnel and physical assets under your guidance. SUPSALV has more than 565 military, civil servants, and full time contracted employees supporting our Washington, District of Columbia headquarters office, our Naval Experimental Dive Unit research laboratory in Panama City, Florida, our deep ocean search and recovery equipment program, our Emergency Ship Salvage Material (ESSM) warehouse system, diving engineering services, and our world-wide, underwater hull cleaning services for fleet vessels. Our facilities include a headquarters office, eight ESSM warehouses and support centers around the

HUGIN AUV System (Photo: Kongsberg)

Six HUGIN AUV Systems for SeaTrepid

SeaTrepid International orders six HUGIN AUV Systems   Kongsberg Maritime AS announced the sale of six HUGIN AUV Systems to be operated by SeaTrepid International LLC. of Louisiana, U.S. and supported by Deep Ocean Search Limited.   The AUVs are rated to 6,000 meters and feature a comprehensive sensor suite including triple frequency sidescan sonar, KONGSBERG’s de facto industry standard EM2040 multibeam echo sounder, sub-bottom profiler and a color camera. The vehicles are also equipped with a magnetometer mounted inside the AUV body.   All six SeaTrepid HUGIN AUVs are

Subsea salvage work: Photo USN SUPSALV

Phoenix International Awarded US$75-M Subsea Navy Contract

US Department of Defense inform that Phoenix International Holdings Inc., Largo, Maryland, is being awarded a $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-award fee contract for worldwide undersea deep ocean search and recovery operations and associated services to support the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV). DoD explains that this contract allows the Navy to meet its responsibility for deep ocean search and recovery established under the Salvage Facilities Act. In addition to providing support for a wide variety of search, recovery

MTR 100: SL Hydrospheric

228 W 8th Street, Whitefish, MT, USA 59937 T: +1 406 250 6417 E: CEO/President: Jay Larsen Vice President: Kevin Beck SL Hydrospheric, LLC is made up of eight members, all hailing from the deep ocean search and survey industry.  In 2009 it formed the company to combine its deep tow sonar expertise with the newly available ProSAS suite by Applied Signal Technologies (now Raytheon).  The result is the SLH PS-60 vehicle, capable of 6000 meter depth and a two km swath at 10 cm resolution.  It has performed sonar searches and surveys

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