Seabed Mining News

June 11, 2018

DEEP SEA PROVIDES $34MM FACILITY TO NAUTILUS

Source: http://www.abfjournal.com/dailynews/deep-sea-provides-34mm-facility-to-nautilus/ Ocean mining company Nautilus Minerals entered into a loan agreement with Deep Sea Mining Finance for a secured structured credit facility of up to $34 million. The funds …

May 24, 2018

NAUTILUS CONFIRMS SUCCESSFUL TRIAL OF NEW SPIDER INSPIRED SAMPLERS

Source: http://www.nautilusminerals.com/irm/PDF/2039_0/Nautilusconfirmssuccessfultrialofnewspiderinspiredsamplers Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that it has successfully completed the first trial of its newly developed autonomous sediment sampler. The insect-inspired creation is dubbed the “Nautilus …

May 6, 2018

ANGLO AMERICAN TO EXIT STAKE IN DEEP SEA MINING COMPANY

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/ad58aee6-4fad-11e8-a7a9-37318e776bab Anglo American is set to end its investment in a controversial deep sea mining company that is trying to develop a gold and copper deposit off …

April 23, 2018

DEEP-SEA MINING: SCIENTISTS SAY COLLABORATION IS KEY

Source: http://www.mining.com/deep-sea-mining-scientists-say-collaboration-key/ Researchers from the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are advocating for collaborations between academia and industry when it comes to …

April 20, 2018

FUGRO’S ULTRA-DEEPWATER SURVEYS SUPPORT SEABED MINING EXPLORATION

Source: https://www.directionsmag.com/pressrelease/7544 Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), …

April 19, 2018

‘GAME CHANGER’: DISCOVERY ON TINY ISLAND COULD ALTER GLOBAL ECONOMY

Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/game-changer-discovery-on-tiny-island-could-alter-global-economy/news-story/021697a05680d6d3b14dd3137cd709fa A TINY island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that has been described as a “game changer”. Japanese researchers have mapped …

April 14, 2018

MAERSK SUPPLY SERVICE IN NEW DEEP SEA MINING VENTURE

Source: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/maersk-supply-service-in-new-deep-sea-mining-venture#gs.ZaQkwhs A seafloor mining expedition, using the offshore support vessel Maersk Launcher, was launched on April 12 in San Diego. It is the first of five offshore campaigns …

April 14, 2018

DEEPGREEN LAUNCHES DEEP SEA EXPLORATION VESSEL WITH MAERSK

Source: http://www.miningglobal.com/sustainability/deepgreen-launches-deep-sea-exploration-vessel-maersk A historic ocean expedition was launched this week, designed to explore new and cleaner ways of supplying essential metals to the power electric vehicles and renewable …

April 6, 2018

STRONG OPINIONS ON DEEP-SEA MINING IN COOK ISLANDS

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/strong-opinions-on-deep-sea-mining-in-cook-islands/ Cook Islanders have been quick to air their opinions about deep-sea mining, following the recent visit to this country of Ocean Minerals Ltd. (OML) Two weeks …

April 3, 2018

NAUTILUS RECEIVES BRIDGE LOANS FROM DEEP SEA MINING FINANCE

Source: https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/04/03/nautilus-receives-bridge-loans-from-deep-sea-mining-finance/ Nautilus Minerals has arranged additional bridge loans from Deep Sea Mining Finance, which are expected to form part of a larger secured structured credit facility of …

March 31, 2018

DEEP SEA MINING SHIP LAUNCHED IN EAST CHINA

Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/01/c_137079598.htm FUZHOU, March 31 (Xinhua) — A Chinese shipbuilder launched a deep sea mining vessel in east China’s Fujian Province on Thursday. The manufacturer, Fujian Mawei …

March 30, 2018

NAUTILUS MINERALS SUBSEA MINING VESSEL LAUNCHED

Source: http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=28778:nautilus-minerals-subsea-mining-vessel-launched&Itemid=231 MARCH 30, 2018 — Toronto, Canada, headquartered seafloor mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS) reports that its production support vessel was launched yesterday Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding’s …

March 30, 2018

BRAZIL CREATES FOUR MASSIVE MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Source: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/03/brazil-creates-four-massive-marine-protected-areas/ The four newly designated marine protected areas (MPAs) will cover an area of more than 920,000 square kilometers (355,200 square miles) in the Atlantic Ocean. …

March 28, 2018

SOUTH KOREA TO EXPLORE ‘UNDERWATER MINES’ KNOWN AS MANGANESE PAVEMENTS

Source: http://koreabizwire.com/south-korea-to-explore-underwater-mines-known-as-manganese-pavements/115366 SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has landed the exclusive rights to explore a deep-sea manganese pavement mine lot in the western Pacific. …

March 5, 2018

NAUTILUS SECURES FURTHER BRIDGE FUNDING

Source: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nautilus-secures-further-bridge-funding-2018-03-05/rep_id:3650 TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – TSX-listed marine mining project developer Nautilus Mining has secured a further bridge loan of up to $34-illion from Deep Sea Mining Finance, which …

March 2, 2018

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY BECOMES NEW SPONSOR OF IMO’S MARINE SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP

Source: http://en.portnews.ru/news/254468/ IMO says its marine science advisory group, GESAMP (The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection), is welcoming a new sponsor. …

March 2, 2018

NAUTILUS PEA OUTLINES THE LOW-COST PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF SOLWARA 1

Source: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nautilus-pea-outlines-the-low-cost-production-potential-of-solwara-1-2018-03-02 VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals has published a new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Solwara 1 seafloor copper/gold project, located in the Bismarck Seaoffshore Papua …

February 27, 2018

NAUTILUS ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT FOR ITS SOLWARA 1 PROJECT

Source: http://www.nautilusminerals.com/irm/PDF/1973_0/NautilusAnnouncesPreliminaryEconomicAssessmentforitsSolwara1Project Toronto Ontario, February 27, 2018 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) is pleased to announce the results of a …

February 22, 2018

NAUTILUS MINERALS NAMES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Source: https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/02/22/nautilus-minerals-names-new-chief-operating-officer/ Nautilus Minerals has appointed Wayne Knott to the role of chief operating officer (COO), effective March 19, 2018. Knott is a metallurgist with over 30 years …

February 19, 2018

THE SECRET ON THE OCEAN FLOOR

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/deep_sea_mining A wave of pioneers is poised to scoop up treasure from the deep sea. But was this ocean mining boom sparked by a 1970s CIA plot? …

February 14, 2018

COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES AT THE FOREFRONT OF DEEP-SEA MINING POLICY

Source: http://www.publicnow.com/view/7D0EACC760818AFD60920FDDB163AA9550D023A8?2018-02-14-12:00:11+00:00-xxx891 Experts in international environmental ocean law met at the Commonwealth headquarters last week to discuss environmental damages liability in relation to seabed mining and mineral exploitation. …

February 13, 2018

RESULTS INDICATE THAT THEY DO (WORK UNDERWATER)

Source: http://www.mining-journal.com/copper-news/news/1311692/%E2%80%9Cresults-indicate-underwater-%E2%80%9D?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Nautilus%20proves%20underwater%20technology%20Equinox%20tops%20up%20cash%20Empire%20turns%20up%20huge%20anomaly-021318-071605&utm_content=Nautilus%20proves%20underwater%20technology%20Equinox%20tops%20up%20cash%20Empire%20turns%20up%20huge%20anomaly-021318-071605+CID_74ff4e7d0aa0dd0e5025707315460649&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Results%20indicate%20that%20they%20do%20work%20underwater Underwater mining hopeful Nautilus Minerals (CN:NUS) says the submerged trials of its seafloor production tools were successful, less than a week after announcing it had secured …

February 5, 2018

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR A MORATORIUM ON DEEP-SEA MINING

Source: http://www.kleanindustries.com/s/environmental_market_industry_news.asp?ReportID=815732 AS THE INTERNATIONAL Seabed Authority (ISA) drafts regulations to govern the mining of the ocean for valuable minerals, the European Parliament has called for a ban …

January 25, 2018

NAUTILUS SUCCESSFULLY PROGRESSING TRIALS IN DEEP SEA MINING IN PNG

Source: http://mine.onepng.com/2018/01/nautilus-successfully-progressing.html Nautilus Minerals Inc. is pleased to provide an update on submerged trials for the Company’s Seafloor Production Tools, with the final machine, the Bulk Cutter, due …

November 21, 2017

ADAPTABLE OFFSHORE DESIGN FORMS BASIS OF SEABED MINING SHIP

Source: http://www.osjonline.com/news/view,adaptable-offshore-design-forms-basis-of-seabed-mining-ship_49962.htm Having recently taken delivery of a diamond exploration and sampling vessel from the yard, De Beers is planning to return to Kleven Verft in Norway for …

October 17, 2017

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY IN CHENNAI’S DEEP-SEA MISSION MOVING IN TOP GEAR

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2017/oct/17/national-institute-of-ocean-technology-in-chennais-deep-sea-mission–moving-in-top-gear-1676054.html CHENNAI: Oil and natural gas have been extracted from the seas for deca­­des, but ores and mineral deposits on the sea floor, which have the potential …

September 26, 2017

WORLD’S FIRST SUCCESS IN CONTINUOUS ORE LIFTING TEST FOR SEAFLOOR POLYMETALLIC SULPHIDES

Source: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2017/0926_004.html Pilot test of excavating and ore lifting conducted for seafloor polymetallic sulphides under the sea area near Okinawa Prefecture The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry …

September 24, 2017

CHINESE RESEARCH VESSEL SAILS FOR EAST PACIFIC

Source: http://gearsofbiz.com/chinese-research-vessel-sails-for-east-pacific/82200 BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese oceanographic research ship Xiangyanghong 06 set sail from the port of Qingdao Tuesday to conduct polymetallic nodule surveys in the …

August 21, 2017

INDIA’S SEABED MINING LICENCE EXTENDED

Source: http://subseaworldnews.com/2017/08/21/indias-seabed-mining-licence-extended/ India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. These rights are over 75000 …

August 10, 2017

GIANT MAGNET WILL BE USED TO MINE SEABED IRONSAND OFF TARANAKI COAST

August 10, 2017 Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/95546761/ttr-ironsand-mining-decision-approved A landmark decision will allow a mining company to dredge 50 million tonnes of ironsand a year from the South Taranaki Bight …

July 17, 2017

GEOLOGISTS STRIKE SEABED GOLD IN PENINSULAR INDIA

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/geologists-strike-seabed-gold-in-peninsular-india/articleshow/59624483.cms Kolkata: Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters …

June 21, 2017

WHY ARE COUNTRIES LAYING CLAIM TO THE DEEP-SEA FLOOR?

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-40248866 Around the world, countries are claiming obscure and difficult-to-reach tracts of the deep-sea floor, far from the surface and further still from land. Why? There is …

June 19, 2017

DE BEERS’ $157M VESSEL TO EXPLORE DIAMONDS OFF NAMIBIA’S COAST

Source: http://www.mining-technology.com/news/newsde-beers-launches-exploration-vessel-to-unravel-diamonds-off-namibias-coast-5846050   South African-based De Beers Group’s $157m mv SS Nujoma vessel is set to start exploring for diamond deposits in offshore Namibian waters following its official …

May 31, 2017

DV RESOURCES LTD. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF DEEPGREEN RESOURCES

Source: http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2017/05/30/dv-resources-ltd-announces-acquisition-of-deepgreen-resources Vancouver, BC (FSCwire) – DV Resources Ltd. (“DV” or the “Company”) (TSXV – DLV.H) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arms-length binding letter agreement dated May …

May 31, 2017

UNION MINISTRY TO LAUNCH ‘DEEP OCEAN MISSION’ May 31, 2017

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/union-ministry-to-launch-deep-ocean-mission/article18662162.ece Panaji: The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018, which is expected to improve India’s position …

May 9, 2017

NAUTILUS GETS LARS FOR ITS SEAFLOOR MINING VESSEL

Source: http://subseaworldnews.com/2017/05/09/nautilus-gets-lars-for-its-seafloor-mining-vessel/ The launch and recovery system (LARS) equipment for the Nautilus Minerals’ production support vessel has arrived at the Mawei shipyard in China, Toronto-based underwater mineral exploration …

May 6, 2017

CHINESE SUBMERSIBLE DISCOVERS POLYMETALLIC NODULES IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

Source: http://english.gov.cn/news/top_news/2017/05/06/content_281475647322841.htm ABOARD SHIP XIANGYANGHONG 09 — Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible, discovered a collection of polymetallic nodules in Puyuan Seamount in the South China Sea on May 5. …

May 2, 2017

ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC. (NASDAQ:OMEX) FILES AN 8-K OTHER EVENTS

Source: https://marketexclusive.com/odyssey-marine-exploration-inc-nasdaqomex-files-an-8-k-other-events/100651/ Effective as of April 10, 2017, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (“Odyssey”) issued 670,455 unregistered shares of common stock to Epsilon Acquisitions LLC (“Epsilon”) upon conversion of …

April 12, 2017

BRITISH EXPEDITION DISCOVERS SUB-SEA RARE EARTH TREASURE

Source: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/british-expedition-discovers-sub-sea-rare-earth-treasure/ But, mining comes at an environmental price A British National Oceanographic expedition discovered an underwater rare earth deposit in the Atlantic, 500km from the Canary Islands, …

April 4, 2017

NAUTILUS TO TEST SEAFLOOR PRODUCTION TOOLS IN PNG SUBMERGED TRIALS

Source: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nautilus-to-test-seafloor-production-tools-in-png-submerged-trials-2017-04-04 VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – Marine mining hopeful Nautilus Minerals will shortly start submerged testing of its fleet of seafloor production tools, following the equipment’s arrival in Papua …