Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) deployed its 4,500 meter depth capable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) "Artemis" and the U.S. Navy Towed Pinger Locator (TPL-25) system to support a search for the lost Malaysia Airlines (MH 370) aircraft that went missing presumably in the south Indian Ocean. Phoenix is supporting the U.S. Navy as part of a multinational team from 26 countries including Malaysia, China, Australia, United States, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, India, and the UAE.
Phoenix mobilized for this search and recovery effort under its multi-year Undersea Operations contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command's Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving for the provision of deep ocean search and recovery capabilities.
Phoenix is an employee-owned, ISO 9001-2008 Management System certified marine services contractor providing manned and unmanned underwater solutions, design engineering, and project management services to a diverse set of clients worldwide. Expertise is available from six regional offices in the areas of wet and dry hyperbaric welding, subsea engineering services, conventional and atmospheric diving, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Remotely Operated Vehicles, and other robotic systems. Our capabilities are directed to underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair; deep ocean survey, search and recovery operations; submarine rescue; construction; subsea tieback; plug and abandonment; subsea mining; archaeological; and documentary projects.