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Deepflight Super Falcon & Red Bull Founder’s Subsea Flight

Hawkes Ocean Technologies said that Dietrich Mateschitz, cofounder of the energy drink company Red Bull, ordered a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible, a two–person winged submersible craft that will be delivered to Laucala Island Resort, on Mateschitz’ private island in Fiji. “We are delighted to be building a Super Falcon submersible for Mr. Mateschitz,” said Graham Hawkes, founder of Hawkes Ocean Technologies. “It’s very fitting that the co-founder of Red Bull, a company iconic with adventure, will now be connected to sub-sea flight.” “Positively

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Red Bull Founder Buys DeepFlight Super Falcon Submersible

Hawkes Ocean Technologies said that Dietrich Mateschitz, cofounder of the energy drink company Red Bull, has ordered a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible. The state of the art, two-person winged submersible craft is being delivered to Laucala Island Resort, on Mr. Mateschitz’ private island in Fiji. DeepFlight Super Falcon, Hawkes Ocean Technologies’ production manned submersible, has been hailed as the Lear Jet of the oceans. Mr. Mateschitz joins a growing group of individuals, including entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who have become enamored with

DeepFlight Dragon

Self-Pilot Personal Submarine to Launch in Monaco

the power and onboard monitoring and management systems that enable people to pilot the craft themselves with minimal instruction, and to enjoy underwater flight with hovering capability. Owners of DeepFlight submarines include, among others, Sir Richard Branson; venture capitalist, Tom Perkins; and Red Bull Founder, Dietrich Mateschitz. DeepFlight recently delivered a DeepFlight Super Falcon to Laucala Island in Fiji, which is the second resort to own a DeepFlight submarine for guest experiences. Graham Hawkes, DeepFlight’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, added, “While humans have

Stern of the El Faro (Photo:NTSB)

Coast Guard Hearing on El Faro Sinking

; Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, February 16th – Friday, February 26th Where:  Prime F. Osborn Convention Center                  1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204   The investigation will determine as closely as possible: • The factors that contributed to the accident; • Whether there is evidence that any act of misconduct, inattention to duty, negligence or willful violation of the law on the part of any licensed or certificated person contributed to the casualty; and • Whether there is evidence that any

Turner Designs Launches Chlorophyll Sensor

Turner Designs developed a chlorophyll sensor that uses a red excitation light source to detect algal fluorescence for estimating algal abundance. According to Turner, the sensor is ideal for environments rich in DOM and blue-green algae. Because DOM doesn’t absorb red excitation energy, but algae do, red excitation fluorimetry provides fluorescence detection free from interference errors caused by DOM. Studies done with both blue and red excitation chlorophyll sensors showed at least a 16% overestimation of the actual chlorophyll concentration when using the blue excitation sensor and not

No Red Tide Expected on Florida’s West Coast

Scientists who have developed red tide prediction models based on previous research, have published two new studies detailing their optimistic outlook    Research conducted by a team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and the Florida Fist and Wildlife Conversation Commission suggests conditions are such that no major red tide outbreaks should be expected along Florida’s west coast this year. Their conclusions are based on elevated nutrient levels in the Gulf of Mexico that favor the emergence of organisms other than those related to red tide.   

WHOI file photo. A Noctiluca bloom in Hong Kong (K.C. Ho)

Red Tides Sighted in Hong Kong

Three red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported today, April 25. Two red tides at Pui O Beach and Silver Mine Bay Beach on Lantau Island were observed by staff of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department on April 18 and 20 respectively. Red flags were hoisted at the beaches immediately. Another red tide was spotted by staff of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) at Tolo Harbour near Tang Chau yesterday, April 24. The red tide at Pui O Beach, Lantau Island dissipated while the other

Turner Designs’ Red Excitation Chlorophyll Sensor improves algal abundance estimates in DOM rich environments.

New Chlorophyll Sensor from Turner Designs

Turner Designs recently developed a chlorophyll sensor that uses a red excitation light source to detect algal fluorescence for estimating algal abundance. According to Turner, the sensor is ideal for environments rich in DOM and blue-green algae. Because DOM doesn’t absorb red excitation energy, but algae do, red excitation fluorimetry provides fluorescence detection free from interference errors caused by DOM. Studies done with both blue and red excitation chlorophyll sensors showed at least a 16% overestimation of the actual chlorophyll concentration when using the blue excitation sensor

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Red Marine Performs Subsea Pipeline Friction Tests

Engineering company Red Marine completes latest project at its new test facility.  Commissioned by a global offshore contractor, Red Marine has delivered a fast track test program to investigate the friction properties of pipelay component interaction for subsea pipeline installation. Red Marine’s scope included the rapid development and supply of a bespoke test rig to simulate offshore handling and to allow the evaluation of a large number of small scale pipe samples finished with range of surface textures and coatings.  Speaking about the project, Joe Orrell, Managing

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Red Marine Delivers Clamp Handling System

Red Marine has delivered a Subsea Clamp Handling System to a U.S. based provider of subsea riserless light well intervention services. Working to a tight deadline, Red Marine delivered the fast-track project in eight weeks from initial consultation through to commissioning of the clamp handling system. With a Working Load Limit of 15 tons, the system is used to facilitate the installation of a Red Marine supplied umbilical clamp during well intervention operations. Between operations, the handling system can also be used to provide a safe storage and maintenance location for the clamp.  Gi

Red Tide Outbreak Widens in Threat to Fishing Industry

A "red tide" outbreak is widening in southern Chile's fishing-rich waters, the government said on Wednesday, deepening what is already believed to be one of the country's worst environmental crises in recent years.   The red tide - an algal bloom that turns the sea water red and makes seafood toxic - is a common, naturally recurring phenomenon in southern Chile, but the extent of the current outbreak is unprecedented.   The southern region of Los Lagos has been affected in recent weeks by the largest red tide in its history, prompting fishermen deprived of their livelihoods to

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Red Marine Excels with Intelligent Approach

Amidst the challenging oil and gas landscape, U.K. engineering powerhouse Red Marine reports it has achieved sustainable growth, which it credits to its intelligent engineering approach to saving clients time and money.    Managing Director at Hexham-based Red Marine, Joe Orrell, has adopted – and very much promoted – a high impact, engineering led culture within the business since it was founded in 2008. This has seen the business secure contracts to deliver its innovative engineering solutions to major global players including the likes of Subsea 7, FMC Technologies, Technip

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Red Marine Launches New Test Facilities

One of North East’s independent engineering companies is set to expand its capabilities with the launch of a new test facility that will support its clients across the global energy industry.   Red Marine will open its new testing facility located in Hexham and within walking distance of its head office, Tynedale House. The new premises will be four times the size of the company’s existing workshop.   Commenting on the expansion, Joe Orrell, Managing Director at Red Marine said the new facility will enhance the company’s service offering and allow for the provision of a

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Red Marine Delivers Bespoke Testing Program

North East independent engineering company Red Marine has successfully completed the qualification testing of a new subsea landing string valve system for one of the largest providers of technologies and services to the oil and gas industry.   Red Marine – based in Hexham - has completed a program of qualification testing on a new vent valve for the global subsea provider FMC Technologies. Used during workover operations, the valve allows rapid redistribution of high pressure oil and gas within the landing string system to allow for emergency riser disconnection.   Providing a

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Red Marine Bolsters its Testing Capabilities

Independent engineering company Red Marine has invested in a range of high pressure test equipment to increase the business’ in-house capability, in a move aiming to drive financial savings for its clients, the company announced.   The investment comes on the back of Red Marine’s expansion into a new test facility four times the size of its previous unit almost one year ago. Since the expansion, the company has reported a record turnover, providing a full turnkey service to major players including the likes of Subsea 7, FMC Technologies and Technip.   Speaking about the

(L-R) RED Engineering’s Richard Kent, Joe Orrell and Toby Bailey on Newcastle’s Swing Bridge celebrating their success in winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Photo: RED Engineering)

RED Engineering Wins Queen’s Award

RED Engineering has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in recognition of its approach to designing and delivering complex engineering challenges.    The Queen’s Award is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a U.K.-based company and is given annually to those who have realized outstanding success and achievement.   RED Engineering (formerly RED Marine) provides consultancy, bespoke equipment and testing services for clients in the offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning sectors.   The firm’s outstanding innovation

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Red Marine Performs Vent Valve Tests for FMC

A Northeast U.K. independent engineering company has completed the qualification testing of a new subsea landing string valve system for one of the largest providers of technologies and services to the oil and gas industry.    Red Marine – based in Hexham - has completed a program of qualification testing on a new vent valve for the global subsea provider FMC Technologies. Used during workover operations, the valve allows rapid redistribution of high pressure oil and gas within the landing string system to allow for emergency riser disconnection.    Providing a turnkey

Oil Volatility Index Jumps as US Crude Plunges

Oil price volatility jumped to its highest level in more than four months on Thursday as U.S. crude plunged 5 percent, after data from the U.S. government showed inventories fell less than expected, disappointing market bulls worried about a glut of crude supply.   The CBOE volatility index, a gauge of options premiums based on moves in the U.S. oil exchange traded fund , jumped from 41 to more than 58 - its highest level since March 2.   U.S. crude futures closed the session down $2.29, or 4.8 percent, at $45.14 a barrel, having earlier hit a two-month low at $44.87.   Resurgent

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