Aleron Subsea Wins ROV Supply Deal

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Aberdeen-based Aleron Subsea, a company that specializes in the rental and sale of remotely operated subsea vehicles (ROVs) announced today it has won a £3.1 million deal to provide a pair of work-class ROVs to an undisclosed subsea contractor. The ROVs have Tether Management Systems, 150hp hydraulic power and are rated to 3000 meters, the company says. Mike Bisset, Aleron's … [Read more...]

Bibby Offshore Signs ROV Contract with Seascape


Bibby Offshore announced today its Singapore division signed a 1-year ROV services contract earlier this year with subsea contractor Seascape. Bibby has already mobilized their SMD ATOM work-class ROV aboard the Seascape-chartered DP2 dive support vessel Windermere. The ATOM is rated to 3000 meters, 100 horsepower and is an ultra-compact work class remotely-operated … [Read more...]

Sat Divers Are Now Becoming Even More Obsolete as BG Group Unveils Project Flatfish

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For BG Group, inspecting their vast arrays of production equipment lying on the sea floor is proving to be an enormous financial burden, and they are certainly not alone in this issue either.  Launched from dynamically positioned surface vessels while being operated and maintained by specialists, t's not an inexpensive undertaking. In the increasingly safety-conscious world … [Read more...]

Free-divers Search for 270-Ton Bell Resting Under 25 Feet of Mud

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In 1608, a Portuguese warlord named Filipe de Brito e Nicote was causing trouble near Myanmar and attempted to steal the Great Bell of Dhammazedi from the Golden Pagoda in what is now, Yangon. This was no ordinary bell however.  According to researchers, the bell weighed approximately 270-tons and is said to be the largest ever cast. de Brito was successful in getting it … [Read more...]

Shipwrecks, Oil Seeps, and Salt “Volcanoes” | NOAA Films All Sorts of Cool Stuff in the Gulf of Mexico

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[vimeo][/vimeo] Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program In crystal clear high definition video, NOAA's Little Hercules remotely operated vehicle (ROV) flies over the remnants of a copper-sheathed sailing ship that disappeared at some point in the early to mid-19th century. The video footage was captured on April 26, 2012 from the NOAA … [Read more...]

US Ports to be Protected by Advanced Underwater Technology


Submersible ROV manufacturer, VideoRay, has been awarded a $2.2 million dollar contract by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) of the US Department of Defense to modernize the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) fleet of VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). VideoRay systems have been employed by the Department of Homeland Security at various ports … [Read more...]

Going deeper: Canyon Offshore’s ROV pilots explain there’s more than meets the eye


By Trent Jacobs, Helix ESG Working thousands of feet below the ocean waves, in bone chilling temperatures and crushing pressures, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are the "swimming wrenches" that make deepwater oil and gas production possible. Often pictured with a steady hand upon the joystick and staring into a multiplex of monitors, ROV pilots are less known for the … [Read more...]