The MV Nor Sky, a vessel chartered in 2008 by Nautilus Minerals to conduct environmental assessment at Solwara I, steams past the Tavurvur volcano near Rabaul. 

For Nautilus Minerals, the debt comes due.

2018 was supposed to be the year for Nautilus Minerals. Their three seafloor production tools—large underwater robots capable of mining seafloor massive sulphides from 1600 meters depth—were finally in hand and undergoing submerged testing. Their ship, the Nautilus New Era, was nearing completion. They had only a few hurdles left to clear before beginning production […]

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Nautilus deep sea mining plans in doubt over vessel conflict

Australian Mining | 12 December 2018 Nautilus Minerals’ production support vessel (PSV) has been acquired by Indian company MDL Energy in a blow to Nautilus’ deep-sea mining plans. The in-construction PSV is a cornerstone of the Canadian company’s plans for its Solwara 1 deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea. The Solwara 1 project […]

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OEV acquires Nautilus production support vessel

Daniel Gleeson for International Mining | 12 December 2018 Ocean Energy Ventures (OEV), a subsidiary of the MDL Energy group of companies, together with Quippo Oil and Gas, has acquired the newly built production support vessel previously destined for Nautilus Minerals and its Solwara 1 copper-gold marine mining project off the coast of Papua New […]

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Nautilus jumps on possible support vessel reprieve

Mining Journal | 7 December 2018 Marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals jumped 20% in Toronto this week after it revealed plans to form a new joint venture with arm’s length third parties to fund completion of its production support vessel (PSV) in China. Read the full article here: Nautilus jumps on possible support vessel reprieve.

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Challenges at Nautilus

Challenges at Nautilus Continue

A series of internal and external pressures have been plaguing the Canadian deep sea mining firm Nautilus Minerals for months with no clear resolution in sight.  The challenges facing Nautilus are hindering efforts to move forward on the Company’s flagship effort, the controversial Solwara One seabed mining project in Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea.  DSM […]

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Contractor for seabed mining ship defaults on payment

DAVID FOXWELL on OFFSHORE SUPPORT JOURNAL | 13 Dec 2017 “MAC Goliath Pte Ltd, owner of the production support vessel that is being built for seabed mining outfit Nautilus Minerals, said MAC has failed to pay the third instalment due on the contract for the vessel. In a statement, Nautilus Minerals said it had been […]

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Shipyard says subsea mining vessel buyer misses payment

MARINELOG | 12 December 2017 “A sub sea mining support vessel project has run into a problem. Vancouver, BC, headquartered Nautilus Minerals Inc., which plans to time charter the vessel for five years on its delivery, says it has been notified by China’s Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding that MAC Goliath Pte Ltd, the buyer of the […]

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Shipyard notifies Nautilus of default by major contractor

Download Nautilus Minerals press release Toronto Ontario, December 11, 2017 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) announces that Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd (the “Shipyard”), the owner of the shipyard where Nautilus’ Production Support Vessel (the “PSV”) is being built, has notified the Company that MAC Goliath Pte Ltd […]

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Nautilus Minerals Commence PNG Submerged Trials

At the recent Annual General Meeting of Nautilus Minerals Inc., Chairman Russell Debney, announced to gathered shareholders in Toronto that submerged trials for their completed Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) had begun in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  This announcement came shortly after news that the Nautilus Launch and Recovery System (LARS) had arrived at the Mawei […]

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