DNV GL Rolls Out Remote Surveys for Entire Classed Fleet

Classification society DNV GL announced Friday that it's started offering remote surveys for some inspections on board all DNV GL classed vessels. This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to the vessel. Instead, surveyor's will video streaming to provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video … [Read more...]

Underwater Search Finds Loch Ness ‘Monster’ in Scotland

Time after time the search has been made, and time after time, they've all come back empty handed. This week however, a division of Kongsberg Maritime finally located the elusive Nessie. That is, the long lost model of 'Nessie', a prop used during filming of 1970's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes". The discovery was made during a survey of Loch Ness, led by … [Read more...]

Aircraft Carrier Hit by Two Atomic Bombs and Scuttled Decades Ago Still ‘Amazingly Intact’

An underwater survey of a WWII-era aircraft carrier that was hit by two atomic bombs and scuttled over 60 years ago shows that the hull of the ship is still in one piece and 'amazingly intact'. The wreck of the former USS Independence (CVL 22) was the subject of a new 3D survey project by NOAA, the U.S. Navy and private partners, which confirmed the ship's location and its … [Read more...]

USNS Bowditch: A Little-Known, But Critical Element of the Philippine Relief Effort

Besides obliterating entire villages, killing thousands, and otherwise creating an incredible mess of the Philippines, Super Typhoon Haiyan and its resulting storm surge wreaked havoc to a large swath of area that cannot be seen by any photo in any newspaper. It literally changed the profile of the sea floor. Had the U.S. Navy not taken this into account, their relief … [Read more...]

Britain to Summon Spanish Ambassador Over Research Vessel

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Britain is to summon Spain's ambassador following what it said was a serious incursion into Gibraltar's territorial waters by a Spanish research vessel. The Foreign Office said on Tuesday that Spanish vessel the RV Ramon Margalef carried out surveying activity in British Gibraltar's territorial waters on Nov. 18-19 for over 20 hours. Tuesday's … [Read more...]