Phoenix International News

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Phoenix Promotes Long

U.S.-based marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Matthew Long has been promoted to Corporate Vice President. Long will retain his current duties as General Manager of Phoenix’s Largo, Md. operations, and in his additional role as Corporate VP will assume responsibilities for company-wide financial forecasting, reporting and budgeting.A retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer and diver, Long has decades of experience managing technically challenging marine engineering projects worldwide. Additionally, through multiple defense system acquisition and

Kent VanHorn (Photo: Phoenix)

Phoenix International Promotes VanHorn

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) has announced that Kent VanHorn has been promoted to Vice President for Global Submarine Rescue.  A retired U.S. Navy Submarine Warfare Officer, prior Commanding Officer of the Navy Undersea Rescue Command, and current U.S. Navy Submarine Rescue Operations and Maintenance Contract Program Manager, Kent has extensive worldwide experience coordinating submarine rescue operations and maintaining complex rescue vehicles and equipment to the exacting standards of the United States Navy. In his new position as VP for Global Submarine Rescue, Kent will

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Phoenix & Supsalv Salvage USN Aircraft

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, located and recovered the fuselage of a downed C2-A Greyhound aircraft from the depth of 18,809 feet using the deep ocean remotely operated vehicle CURV 21.The aircraft, which was lost in November 2017, was recovered at the request of Commander Pacific Fleet in order to facilitate the mishap investigation.Phoenix is an employee-owned, ISO 9001-2015 Management System certified marine services contractor providing manned and unmanned underwater solutions, design engineering

Phoenix Opens New Florida Office

Underwater solutions provider Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. said it has relocated its Florida office to accommodate company growth and ongoing support of underwater ship husbandry clientele.At 11,000 square feet, the new facility in Davie is twice as large as the company's previous one, offering ample parking and upgraded conference rooms and offices, it said.“We have been looking for a new location for quite some time now,” said David Lamon, Phoenix Florida Area Manager. “We needed the additional space and functionality of a larger building, which was critical to continuing

Jon Regh (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Phoenix Promotes Regh

Phoenix International Holdings has announced the promotion of Jon Regh to Area Manager of its Houston, TX location. In his new role, Regh will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day revenue producing activities of the office, as well as providing direct oversight of the sales and marketing program; with the goal of maximizing utilization of company assets, increasing market share, and expanding into new markets.Prior to joining Phoenix, Regh’s 38+ year career began as a surface/saturation diver and steadily progressed through the ranks from Project Superintendent to Offshore Constructio

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Divers Assist Stranded Vessel in the Mississippi

in the Mississippi river, a down-bound fully laden bulk carrier suffered a flooded forepeak tank and was unable to trim to a shallow enough draft to continue her transit. Stuck at anchor in the middle of the river, her owners contacted an independent marine surveyor for assistance. Because Phoenix International had performed previous successful operations for the selected survey company, the vessel was immediately referred to Phoenix for assessment and resolution of the problem. Phoenix was able to deploy a team within hours to assist the stranded vessel.The Mississippi River is less than ideal

Chris Williams (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Williams Joins Phoenix in GM Role

Marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Chris Williams has joined the company as general manager (GM) of its Norfolk, Va. office.In addition to his GM duties, Williams will manage Phoenix’s U.S. Navy Diving Services Contract, providing underwater ship repair capability to U.S. Navy ships worldwide.Williams is a retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer and diver with extensive experience coordinating technically challenging marine engineering projects around the globe. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Cirroteuthidae morphospecies swimming above the seafloor (Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

The Price of Subsea Mining

mining.”   Over two years, ABYSSLINE scientists have spent more than two months out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean sampling the seafloor with a menagerie of oceanographic equipment. Researchers collected imagery using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Remora III, operated by Phoenix International Holdings, Inc., and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) REMUS 6000, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. A baited camera was occasionally used to look at the scavenger community, and the team collected megafauna samples using the ROV, baited trap, megacorer, box corer and Brenke

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

Phoenix Hires Long, Turner in Manager Roles

Phoenix International 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

John Torgersen (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Torgersen Joins Phoenix International

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that John Torgersen has joined the company as its new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs.   Torgersen’s initial focus in his new position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.   Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety &

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