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2012-11-27 12:20:41

MIAMI, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, announced today the discovery of a World War II-era Grumman F6F Hellcat plane off the coast of Miami Beach. The plane was discovered during one of an ongoing series of dives in which OceanGate has been using its Teledyne BlueView high-frequency sonar and high-definition photo and video equipment to gather data pertaining to the artificial reefs in Miami-Dade County waters....

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2012-06-12 06:44:37

China announced on Monday that its Jiaolong deep-sea submersible is now ready to attempt the country´s first 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) manned dive. The three-man submersible vessel is being carried by the Xiangyanghong 09 ship, which arrived at the designated dive area of the Mariana Trench -- the deepest spot on Earth -- on Monday morning, according to China´s official Xinhua news agency. Depending on local weather and sea conditions, the Jiaolong will dive six times --...

2012-05-29 23:00:32

The affordable HydroView relies on familiar iPad-based controls to provide users with an up-close experience with the underwater world Fall River, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Aquabotix, a marine technology company bringing the accessibility of consumer electronics products to the complex world of underwater video, today announced the availability of the Aquabotix HydroView, an affordable and easy-to-use remote-operated underwater vehicle that instantly beams a high definition video back to the...

2012-05-16 02:36:11

SEATTLE, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OceanGate Inc., a Seattle-based ocean exploration venture providing manned deep-sea submersible solutions for researchers, academic institutions, commercial business, and media providers, announced today the opening of its second office location in Miami, Florida. The Miami location will deliver expedition services and enhanced research capabilities for clients based on the East Coast and in the Caribbean. (Logo:...

2012-04-29 23:00:43

OceanWorks International has been awarded phases 1 and 2 of a 3 phase contract by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to assist with the re-certification of life support systems on the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin (DSV Alvin). Certification for manned diving operations will be provided under the authority of the U.S. Navy´s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) April 30, 2012 The DSV Alvin is currently midway through...

James Cameron Going Deep
2012-03-09 13:56:37

Peter Suciu for Redorbit.com Director James Cameron certainly knows a thing or two about working underwater. For his 1997 film Titanic, which won an Academy Award for best picture, he actually headed to the watery grave of the infamous ocean liner. The ship, which sank nearly 100 years ago on its maiden voyage, has become a thing of legend, and now Cameron looks to go even deeper and explore the Mariana Trench´s Challenger Deep. This past Wednesday the self-proclaimed “King...

2011-10-17 09:00:00

GROTON, Conn., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $429 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the terms of this award, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering, material and logistics support, and research and development activities for active U.S. submarines and...

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2011-07-26 10:31:35

A Chinese submersible has completed the country's deepest manned dive in international waters of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, official news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The Jiaolong -- named after a mythical Chinese sea dragon -- reached a depth of 16,591 feet below sea level, Xinhua said. "Such a depth means the Jiaolong is capable of reaching over 70 percent of the sea beds in the world," Xinhua said, quoting head of diving operations Wang Fei. "It will pave way for a...

2011-07-25 16:19:00

BREDA, The Netherlands, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Boat Worx (UBW), the Dutch submersible manufacturer, now has two submersibles available for charter. ((Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110725/469170 ) UBW is empowering individuals and scientists to discover what lies beneath the unexplored surface of the sea. Clients can go on their own personal quest or simply enjoy the underwater scenery and aquatic life. Several clients have already...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Water pumps direct announces submersible pump recommendations. Recommendations based on sales history and customer reviews. Bolingbrook, Il (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Today, WaterPumpsDirect.com released its recommendations for the best submersible pumps. "Submersible pumps are designed to move clear water from one place to another," said Jose Castellanos, resident product expert at Water Pumps Direct. "These electric pumps can be used for clearing out a basement, window wells, decorative...


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2010-11-15 16:08:22

A bathysphere, designed John H. J. Butler in 1928, is an un-powered deep-sea submersible that is lowered into the ocean on a cable. Watson Stillman Hydraulic Machinery Company handled the casting of the steel sphere. The first version was too heavy but they created a lighter design consisting of a hollow sphere of 1-inch-thick cast steel. The vessel had quartz windows, the strongest transparent material of the time, and a 400-pound hatch that was bolted down before descent. Oxygen came from...

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