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JUL 2018

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30 ST | July 2018 Scottish Underwater Training Center Revived with Industry Support The Underwater Centre, a facility for testing sub- sea equipment located in the Scottish Highlands, has received support from Oil & Gas UK, Subsea 7, Tech- nipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enter- prise. It will operate as a nonprofit company funded and supported by its members. Representatives of Subsea 7, TechnipFMC and Premier Oil will join the board of The Underwater Centre, which began operating in May. WWI Australian Submarine Located A joint U.S.-Australian expedition to survey Australia's first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed new images of the 103-year-old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. The Royal Australian Navy's HMAS AE1 was lost at sea on September 14, 1914. It was the first loss for the RAN and the first Allied submarine loss in World War I. The recent survey was undertaken by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's research vessel Petrel and coor- dinated by Find AE1 Ltd. IMO Approves Fleet Safety Solution The International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee has approved Inmarsat's Fleet Safety solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS). Ship owners and op- erators currently deploying FleetBroadband or Fleet One will be able to access GMDSS-approved safety services, as well as new safety features only available via the In- marsat Fleet Safety system. Inmarsat intends to create a new generation of stand-alone terminals that incorporate FleetBroadband and MST into a single device and deliver speeds in excess of 1 Mbps. Teledyne Marine to Collaborate on Development of Saudi Arabian Technology Teledyne Marine and Research Products Development Co. (RPDC) are collaborating on global commercializa- tion of new technologies developed within Saudi Arabia. A first success is the award of a development contract that will integrate a unique sensor design developed by Saudi Aramco. The integrated sensor can perform both ultrasonic thickness readings and cathodic protection voltage measurements at a single touchdown, reducing inspection costs for shallow-water pipelines, minimizing inspection safety hazards and enabling the inspection of hard-to-reach sections. New Chinese Icebreaker Fitted With Moving Vessel Profiler The Polar Research Institute of China has chosen AML Oceanographic's MVP300 as the profiling system for their new icebreaker, Xuelong 2. With expedition ob- jectives ranging from climate change research to natu- ral resource studies, the MVP will be a critical system in support of realizing the icebreaker's mandate. This is the second contract for the MVP300 within the last four months and includes instrumentation, installation and training services. Next-Generation Open Ocean USVs To Be Developed with Grant The next generation of USVs, the accession class from Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS), will proceed with development with a grant from Marine-i, partly funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund). USS, based in Hayle, Cornwall, introduced inception-class Mark 1 and Mark 2 USVs to the market for surveying in shallow coastal or inland areas. The next generation accession-class USV is larger, for use in the open ocean. Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Concludes Ocean Infinity has concluded its current search for the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. During the course of its operation, Ocean Infinity searched and collected high-quality data from more than 112,000 sq. km of ocean floor in challenging conditions and terrain. The total area covered, in a little more than three months of operational days, is in excess of the initial 25,000 sq. km target and almost the same area as the previous search achieved in 2.5 years. DeepOcean Launches Cable Repair Service DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd. has launched a subsea cable repair service called Reconnect to reduce the likelihood of cable damage and subsequent failure through periodic inspection and maintenance, as well as reducing the im- pact upon the operator should a cable failure occur. The service includes fault identification and fault location services, cable decommissioning, recovery and disposal, and support from engineering, geotechnical and opera- tional experience. Newport Shipping Opens Three New Offices Newport Shipping Group opened new offices in New York City, Shanghai and Athens to expand its presence in key shipowning and ship repair communities around the world. The Athens, Istanbul, Shanghai and Singapore offices are focused on ship repair and technical needs, while New York and the London headquarters manage corporate and international operations. STEM Subjects Encouraged by European Marine Energy Centre Ambassadors STEM Ambassadors from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) are volunteers who seek to raise the pro- file of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students. EMEC has a sig- nificant resource in STEM subjects, covering chemistry, environmental science, marine engineering and renew- able energy. EMEC's STEM Ambassadors' first assignment was during Orkney School's Japan Week, after an invitation to attend St. Andrew's Primary School to discuss the con- nection between Orkney and Japan in renewable energy. international

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