New Zealand’s new dive support vessel gets Cougar XT ROV

first_img View post tag: ROV View post tag: HMNZS Resolution HMZS Resolution is scheduled to be delivered to Devonport Naval Base in May 2019. It will feature a 100t salvage crane and a contemporary dynamic positioning system which will allow Navy’s specialist divers to achieve greater levels of effectiveness and safety, in a greater range of conditions.The New Zealand Navy was initially scheduled to receive a custom, new-build vessel but an NZ$148 million cost blowout in the country’s frigate upgrade project forced the government to consider a used vessel.Defense officials identified the MV Edda Fonn, owned and operated by Norwegian company Østensjø Rederi, as the most suitable option from an initial list of over 150 candidate offshore and subsea support vessels.Once delivered, final modifications will be undertaken in New Zealand. It is expected that New Zealand industry will be involved in this part of the project. The ship is expected to be in service with the Navy by November 2019.The NZ$103 million project budget is for the purchase, modifications and introduction into service. Photo: The ship is expected to be in service with the RNZN by November 2019. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new multi-purpose support vessel will receive the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT underwater robotic vehicle before it is transferred to New Zealand.Norway-based Østensjø Rederi is contracted to deliver the future HMZS Resolution (formerly known as ‘Edda Fonn’) to the New Zealand Ministry of Defence in 2019 with an integrated ROV and dive system amongst its upgrades.The ROV system that will be delivered by Saab includes a control room and a launch and recovery system (LARS).The ability to safely launch the Cougar in sea states specified by the Royal New Zealand Navy mandated the positioning of LARS inside the vessel, with the Cougar launched from a mezzanine deck inside the vessel’s ROV hangar.Along with the LARS, the complete system includes a standard Cougar XT with minor modification to include three cameras and sonar system, together with its tether management system and three individual tool skids with manipulators, cutters and water jetting system.Saab photo of the Cougar XT ROVcenter_img Share this article View post tag: Saab View post tag: RNZNlast_img read more

Indonesia’s COVID-19 tally exceeds 100 with 21 new confirmed cases

Yurianto said the ministry would relay the findings to the hospitals in which the patients are being treated.The data, he added, was needed so that the medical teams in charge of treating the patients could give them a proper explanation on the next steps to be taken, including isolation.“[It] is the patient’s right to know,” he said.The doctors must also inform local health authorities on the new cases so that the relevant authorities in the respective region could begin contact tracing, Yurianto said.“Afterward, the health agencies should inform the local governments. It is their prerogative to decide whether to announce [the new cases] to the public, without neglecting their privacy as mandated by law,” Yurianto said, adding that he believed regional leaders had their own policies to contain the spread of the virus.The WHO said on Saturday that the virus had been circulating in 136 countries, with 13 new countries reporting their first cases. At least 5,393 people have died of the disease, but more than 73,900 have recovered worldwide.Some prominent figures around the world – from celebrities to high-ranking officials — have tested positive for COVID-19, including Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. (asp)Topics : Indonesia announced 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon, bringing the total of recorded people infected with the new disease to 117.“Today, we received reports of 21 new cases, 19 of which are in Jakarta and two in Central Java,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said on Sunday, as quoted by kontan.co.id.He declined to elaborate on the cases, saying only that they were linked to previous cases reported in the capital. read more