May 2019
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MARINE SERVICES

Photo courtesy: Wael Dabbous


In November last year, a team on board Seabed Constructor, Swire Seabed's multipurpose subsea support vessel, located the wreck of ARA San Juan, the Argentine Navy submarine which was lost on 15th November 2017. Seabed Constructor, which was on charter to the subsea exploration company, Ocean Infinity, located the submarine in 920m of water, approximately 600 km off the coast of Patagonia, following a two-month search operation. The ARA San Juan disappeared while on a training exercise, claiming the lives of 44 people, and it is hoped that finding the submarine will bring some closure, comfort and clarity to the families of the victims.

Meanwhile, in March this year, Seabed Constructor undertook an ocean search of a very different kind, after receiving a Mayday relay to go to the aid of the French-flagged yacht, Ti Paradise, which had capsized in very severe weather conditions in the South Atlantic. One of the sailors on board had sustained acute head injuries and required medivac. After locating the stricken yacht, Seabed Constructor's Fast Rescue Craft was able to rescue the injured crewmember and bring her back on board the ship. The 58-year-old Luxemburg national was then given first-aid before being taken to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, from where she was air-lifted to hospital for treatment.
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