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Grande America

We successfully completed a project which entailed conducting urgent subsea search, inspection and operations on the wreck of the MV Grande America, which sank in the Bay of Biscay on 12 March 2019.

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The brief

In March 2019, the Grande America caught fire between France and Spain and sank 15,000 feet into the Bay of Biscay. The 27 people on board were rescued but an oil spill began moving towards the French coast line. Ocean Infinity used its state-of-the-art technology to inspect and survey the state of the wreckage.

How we helped

Using the fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to locate the wreck, and world class Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs), Ocean Infinity conducted a programme of inspection and operations, in order to determine the state of the Grande America.  Our ROV operated for 249hrs and 14 min with a 6.5% total downtime. Each ROV is equipped with bright beamed lights to ensure visibility. The ROVs also send a live video feed from the HD cameras to the control room, allowing the opportunity to immediately identify objects on the seabed. With three vessels around the globe, the response time was rapid and the survey was conducted at an unparallel speed, scale and precision.

Meet the teams behind the scenes

Offshore

The offshore team are responsible for ensuring that our pioneering technology is operated safely and efficiently. We operate smoothly and work as a team to produce the highest quality results for our clients.

 

Commercial

The commercial team are responsible for driving the growth of Ocean Infinity. We have a very exciting mission as we innovate and disrupt the sea bed intelligence space through innovative engagements with a very diverse group of clients all over the world.

 

Operations

The operations team ensure that we can operate around the globe, effectively delivering high-quality results to our clients. We ensure that company can map the sea floor at an unprecedented scale and speed. The operations team are fast, forward thinkers who work precisely and attentively.

 

Technical

The technical team are leading experts in sub-sea exploratory technology. The team are curious and push boundaries by advancing autonomous technical capabilities.

 

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