Subsea Search for MH370 Ends Without a Trace

By Tom Westbrook and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said. The location of Flight MH370 has become one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries … [Read more...]

Boskalis Trims Holding in Fugro, Causing Shares to Sink

AMSTERDAM, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shares in Dutch deep-sea prospector Fugro fell 4.5 percent on Monday after larger rival Boskalis announced that it had trimmed its holding in the company. A statement from dredging and marine engineering company Boskalis said that its holding in Fugro now stands at 24.9 percent. Boskalis had built a stake of as much as 28.6 percent at the end of … [Read more...]

ROV Industry Dives With Deep Offshore Spending Cuts

by Matthew Braga (Bloomberg) Until recently, oil and gas kept robots moving in more ways than one. Fossil fuel companies looking to speed up exploration, drilling, construction, and maintenance work turned to heavy-duty underwater drones known as remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, to keep their wells afloat. By last year the global market for ROV operations—mostly contract … [Read more...]

Third Fugro Vessel Joins Search for MH370

Fugro will be providing an additional vessel in the search for missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The vessel, the 93-meter Havila Harmony, is under long-term charger to Fugro and will head for the search area to re-deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The AUV, known as the Echo Surveyor VII, was deployed earlier this year in the search for the … [Read more...]

Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says that the fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. aboard the Fugro Symphony, a purpose built ROV intervention, light construction and survey vessel. The fire was attended by crews from … [Read more...]