A scourge is a whip or lash a multi-thong type, used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification. It is made of leather; the word is most considered to be derived from Old French escorgier - "to whip", going further back to the Vulgar Latin excorrigiare: the Latin prefix ex- "out, off" with its additional English meaning of "thoroughly", plus corrigia - "thong", or in this case "whip". Some connect it to Latin: excoriare, "to flay", built of two Latin parts, ex- and corium, "skin". A scourge consists of several thongs fastened to a handle. A well known configuration of a scourge is the cat o' nine tails; the cat o' nine tails has two versions: the navy version is made of thick ropes with knotted ends, the army and civil prison versions are made of leather. The scourge, or flail, the crook are the two symbols of power and domination depicted in the hands of Osiris in Egyptian monuments; the shape of the flail or scourge is unchanged throughout history. However, when a scourge is described as a'flail' as depicted in Egyptian mythology, it may be referring to use as an agricultural instrument.
A flail was used to thresh wheat, not implement corporal punishment. The priests of Cybele scourged others; such stripes were considered sacred. Hard material can be affixed to multiple thongs to give a flesh-tearing "bite". A scourge with these additions is called a scorpion. Scorpio is Latin for a Roman flagrum and is referred to in the Bible: 1 Kings 12:11: "... My father scourged you with whips; the name testifies to the pain caused by the arachnid. Testifying to its generous Roman application is the existence of the Latin words Flagrifer'carrying a whip' and Flagritriba'often-lashed slave'. According to the Gospel of John, Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, ordered Jesus to be scourged. Scourging was soon adopted as a sanction in the monastic discipline of the fifth and following centuries. Early in the fifth century it is mentioned by Palladius of Galatia in the Historia Lausiaca, Socrates Scholasticus tells us that, instead of being excommunicated, offending young monks were scourged.
Thenceforth scourging is mentioned in monastic rules and councils as a preservative of discipline. Its use as a punishment was general in the seventh century in all monasteries of the severe Columban rule. Canon law recognized it as a punishment for ecclesiastics. Though doubtless at an early date a private means of penance and mortification, such use is publicly exemplified in the tenth and eleventh centuries by the lives of St. Dominic Loricatus and St. Peter Damian; the latter wrote a special treatise in praise of self-flagellation. From on the practice appeared in most medieval religious orders and associations; the practice was, of course, capable of abuse, as demonstrated in the thirteenth century by the rise of the fanatical sect of the Flagellants, though in the same period we meet with the private use of the "discipline" by such saintly persons as King Louis IX of France and Elisabeth of Hungary. Semi-literal usages such as "the scourge of God" for Attila the Hun led to metaphoric uses to mean a severe affliction, e.g. "the scourge of drug abuse".
The scourge is described as one of the tools used in Wicca in the Gardnerian Tradition. The purpose of using the scourge is not to cause pain or to torture, but for purification purposes for Initiates; the scourge is a reminder to the coven members. During the Initiation, the Initiate is scourged by the Initiator to follow the Three-Fold Law, it is used during the Drawing Down the Moon Rite by the High Priestess. In the Legend of the Descent of the Goddess, the Goddess is described as being scourged by the God for rebuffing his love when she goes to the Underworld to learn about death. Flagellation, includes flogging Knout Skin Whip This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Tierney, John j.. "Flagellation". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. 6. New York: Robert Appleton. H. H. Mallinckrodt, Latijn-Nederlands woordenboek
Blake's 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. Four 13-episode series were broadcast on BBC1 between 1978 and 1981, it was created by Terry Nation, who created the Daleks for the television series Doctor Who. The script editor was Chris Boucher; the main character, at least was Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. The series was inspired by various fictional media, including Robin Hood, Star Trek, Passage to Marseille, The Dirty Dozen, Brave New World and classic Western stories, as well as real-world political conflicts in South America and Israel. Blake's 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by 10 million in the UK and shown in 25 other countries. Although many tropes of space opera are present, such as spaceships, galactic empires and aliens, its budget was inadequate for its interstellar theme. Critical responses have been varied. A limited range of Blake's 7 merchandise was issued, books and annuals published; the BBC released music and sound effects from the series, several companies made Blake's 7 toys and models.
Four video compilations were released between 1985 and 1990, the entire series was released in videocassette format starting 1991 and re-released during 1997, as four DVD boxed sets between 2003 and 2006. The BBC produced two audio dramas during 1998 and 1999 that feature original cast members and broadcast by Radio 4. Although proposals for live-action and animated remakes have not been realised, Blake's 7 has been revived with two series of audio dramas, a comedic short film, a series of fan-made audio plays. Four series of thirteen 50-minute episodes were made, first broadcast in the United Kingdom between January 1978 and December 1981 by BBC1, they are set in at least 700 years in the future. Blake's 7's narrative concerns the exploits of political dissident Roj Blake, who commands a small group of rebels against the forces of the totalitarian Terran Federation that rules the Earth and many colonised planets; the Federation uses mass surveillance and drug pacification to control its citizens.
Blake was arrested, tried on false charges, deported to a remote penal colony. En route, he and fellow prisoners Jenna Stannis and Kerr Avon gain control of a technologically advanced alien spacecraft, which its central computer Zen informs is named Liberator. Liberator's speed and weaponry are superior to Federation craft, it has a teleportation system that enables transport to the surface of planets. Blake and his crew begin a campaign to damage the Federation, but are pursued by Space Commander Travis—a Federation soldier—and Servalan, the Supreme Commander and Federation President; the composition of the titular "seven" changes throughout the series. The initial group—Blake, Gan, Jenna and Cally—included Zen as the seventh member. At the end of the first series, they capture a supercomputer named Orac. Gan is killed during the second series, after which Blake and Jenna disappear and are replaced by new characters Dayna and Tarrant. At the start of the fourth series, Cally is replaced by Soolin.
After the destruction of Liberator, the computer Zen is replaced by a new computer, onboard their new commandeered ship Scorpio. While Blake is an idealistic freedom fighter, his associates are petty crooks and killers. Avon is a technological genius who, while motivated by self-preservation and wealth acts to help others; when Blake is separated from his crew, Avon becomes commander. At first, Avon believes. However, by the middle of the third series, Avon realises that the Federation is expanding again, faster than realised, he resumes the fight; the BBC had planned to conclude Blake's 7 at the end of its third series, but a further series was commissioned unexpectedly. Some changes to the programme's format were necessary, such as the introduction of a new spacecraft and new characters and Slave. Blake's 7 was watched by 10 million people in the UK and was broadcast in 25 other countries. Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. Blake is a long-term political dissident, he is passionately opposed to the Federation's injustice and corruption, prepared to accept loss of life in pursuit of its destruction.
He thinks nothing of placing himself in danger to advance his cause. Although respected by many of his crew members, Avon accuses him of recklessness. Kerr Avon, played by Paul Darrow. Avon is an electronics and computer expert who once attempted to steal 5 million credits from the Federation banking system, he distrusts emotion, he attempts to pursue a code based on logic and reason. This causes him conflict with Blake, he becomes a reluctant rebel, agreeing to participate only on the basis that he will control Liberator once the Federation is destroyed. At times, he seems motivated by financial gain and shows his readiness to put companions in danger in order to protect himself, he has an sometimes playful relationship with Servalan. Avon appears in 51 of the series' 52 episodes, being absent o
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. Composed of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keith Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio and Rahiem, the group's use of turntablism, break-beat DJing, conscious lyricism were significant in the early development of hip hop music. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five built their reputation performing at parties and live shows in the late 1970s and achieved local success. By the time the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was released, the group realized the potential of cutting records and signed with various labels until staying with Sugar Hill Records. Under Sugar Hill Records, the group rose to prominence in the early 1980s with their first hit "Freedom", it was not until the release of "The Message" and the album of the same name that they achieved mainstream success. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five would break up into two separate groups due to differences until a brief reunion in 1987 led to the release of the original line-up's second album On the Strength.
Afterward, they disbanded permanently. Today the group's legacy continues on as Grandmaster's Furious Five with only Melle Mel and Scorpio as remaining members; the group is regarded as among the most influential hip hop acts. Their biggest single and acknowledged masterpiece "The Message" is cited as one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time. In 2007 they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making them the first hip hop group to be inducted. Prior to the formation of the Furious Five, Grandmaster Flash worked with the "L Brothers" which consisted of "Mean Gene" Livingston, Claudio Livingston and Grand Wizzard Theodore. Flash recruited his friend Cowboy, Melle Mel and The Kidd Creole; the trio called themselves the Three MC's who are the first emcee group as it relates to rap as we know it today. Cowboy, through his use of a "scat routine" that the culture's early detractors used to label the music, thus the term "hip hoppers" was used by the disco set to describe the culture whittled down to hip hop.
While using this "scat routine" at a party for a friend who had just joined the U. S. Army, Cowboy began scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of the marching drill, he worked the "hip hop" cadence into part of his performance this evolved into the term "Hip Hop", adopted by the industry. Melle Mel and The Kidd Creole were the first rappers to call themselves "MCs"; the 3 emcees worked with Flash, who went on to bring in Mr. Rahiem. After the formation of the Furious 5, Flash worked with rapper Kurtis Blow doing parties in Queens. During the time Flash worked with Kurtis Blow, it was due to internal disputes with the emcees, so for a short time prior to the formation of the Cold Crush Brothers in 1981, DJ Charlie Chase was the Furious 5's DJ. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 were the number one rap group on the streets of New York City before rap music was embraced by the music industry, set the standard for all other emcee groups who came after them.
The first single they released were "We Rap More Mellow", registered under the name "The Younger Generation". The name was decided by the producer, they were locally popular, gaining recognition for their skillful raps and deejaying, but it was not until the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" proved that hip hop music could reach mainstream that they began recording. In 1979 they released their first single on Enjoy Records, "Superappin'". Afterwards, they switched to Sylvia Robinson's Sugar Hill Records after an agreement that they could perform over a current DJ favorite. In 1980, the group had their Sugarhill Records debut with "Freedom", reaching #19 on the R&B chart and selling over 50,000 copies; the follow-up "Birthday Party" went on to become a hit as well. In 1981 Grandmaster Flash released "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"; this was a multi deck live recording of one of Grandmaster flash's routines featuring, Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" and Chic's "Good Times".
It marked the first time that scratching & turntablism had been recorded on a record. In 1982 the group released "The Message,", produced by Clifton "Jiggs" Chase and Ed "Duke Bootee" Fletcher, the latter who wrote the song It provided a political and social commentary and went on to become a driving force behind conscious hip-hop; the song peaked at #4 in the R&B chart and #62 in the pop chart, established hip-hop's credibility in mainstream music. Other than Melle Mel, however, no members of the group appear on the record, their debut album was named The Message, it went on to become a prominent achievement in the history of hip-hop. In 1983, Grandmaster Flash, who never appeared on any of the group's studio recordings, sued Sugar Hill Records for $5 million in unpaid royalties; this resulted in the single "White Lines" being credited to "Grandmaster & Melle Mel". The song reached #47 in Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Another lawsuit was filed over certain elements of the song being stolen from "Cavern" by Liquid Liquid, from which Sugar Hill Records would never recover.
The royalties dispute split the group, Melle Mel left, soon followed by Mr. Ness/Scorpio and Cowboy after "White Lin
The Ford Scorpio is an executive car, produced by Ford Europe from 1985 to 1998. It was the replacement for the European Ford Granada line. Like its predecessor, the Scorpio was targeted at the executive car market. A variant known as the Merkur Scorpio was sold on the North American market during the late 1980s. Codenamed DE-1 during its development, the Scorpio was based on the Sierra, sitting on a stretched version of its floorpan, using a similar styling philosophy set by both the Sierra and the third generation Escort. Under the bonnet were well proven engines, starting with the venerable Pinto engine unit in 1.8 L and 2.0 L capacities, as well as the V6 Cologne engine in 2.4 L, 2.8 L, 2.9 L displacements. By the summer of 1989, the Pinto engines had begun to be replaced, with the eight-valve version of Ford's DOHC engine replacing the 2.0 L model. The Scorpio was intended to maintain Ford's position in Europe as the principal alternative to a Mercedes or BMW for those looking to own an executive car.
It was launched more than a year ahead of new competitors from Rover and Vauxhall. To this end Ford built on the extensive specification available on the outgoing MkII Granada by adding some additional features unusual on a mass market car. Improvements available included: heated windscreen, cruise control and all-wheel drive; the most notable advance was the fitment of anti-lock braking system, the first time this feature had been made standard across the whole range on a mass-produced car. The car was praised as being comfortable and spacious in respect of its rear legroom. Unlike the Granada, it was only available as a hatchback, not as a saloon or estate; this proved to be a mistake for Ford, which introduced a saloon version in December 1989. An estate version appeared in the beginning of 1992, when the whole range underwent a facelift, with new styling which hinted at the new Mondeo, which would replace the Sierra a year later. There were few engineering changes over the years, notably the introduction of the DOHC engines in 1989, the Scorpio Cosworth with a 2.9 L 24 valve Cosworth V6 in December 1990.
The Cosworth was both large and fast, which gave it poor fuel consumption. Many owners commented at the fact that 25 miles per gallon was about as much as you could get out of a car with this engine. Prop-shaft deterioration over time was considered to be a problem on early Mark I and II Cosworths. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, following the initial market resistance towards the Sierra, something, attributed to its radical styling, Ford elected to keep the Granada name in those markets, making the Scorpio a Mk III Granada; the "Scorpio" name was instead used as a trim designation rather than the model name, being positioned higher than Ford's traditional Ghia top of the range model. These models were marketed as "Granada Scorpio", but were badged as "Scorpio", with an elongated "Granada" underneath; the Merkur Scorpio was a North American version of the European Scorpio Mk I. The car was offered at select Lincoln–Mercury dealerships from 1988–1989; the Merkur Scorpio was only offered with the Cologne 2.9L V6 engine with some detail differences from the contemporary Fords.
Adapted to meet American emissions requirements, the Merkur version of the Scorpio produced 140 hp when introduced to the North American market in 1988. The vast majority were fitted with the A4LD four speed automatic transmission, the rest received the T-9 five speed manual transmission. Only automatic versions of the Scorpio were available in Canada; the car was marketed as an upscale, mid size luxury car, but never achieved the market impact that the Ford Motor Company hoped for. Ford dropped the Merkur nameplate altogether after 1989; the model was a facelifted Mark I with changed grille, rear lights and dashboard. It went on sale at the same time that an estate model was added to the range; the outdated Peugeot XD3 diesel engine was replaced by a more powerful unit from Italian VM Motori. This facelift realigned the look of the Granada with the forthcoming Mondeo, kept styling cues coherent across the model range. First shown at the Paris Motor Show, the second generation Scorpio was made available in saloon or estate styles only, had the same floorpan as its predecessor as well as all of the same engines that were in use at the end of the first generation's run.
Many suspension and handling improvements were made between the second generations. It was radically restyled both inside and outside, with new design of headlights and door handles. Unlike the previous generation Scorpio models, there was no five-door hatchback bodystyle in this line up. The'plush interior', performance were universally praised by reviewers. Edward Stobart praised the car, Jeremy Clarkson declared it' talented' as the Vauxhall Omega, one of the Scorpio's main rivals, that it was'well made... well equipped, considering its size, it was good value for money'. In general however, this praise however was overshadowed by criticism concerning the styling. In addition, the "Granada" name, retained in the United Kingdom and Ire
Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average from October 23 to November 22. Under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun is in Scorpio from November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion. Scorpio is one of the others being Cancer and Pisces, it is a fixed, negative sign. In ancient times, Scorpio was associated with the planet Mars. After Pluto was discovered in 1930, it became associated with Scorpio instead. Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, the eagle; the snake and eagle are related to the nearby constellations of Aquila. Scorpio is associated with the Greek deity Artemis, said to have created the constellation Scorpius. Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon and black. Allen, Richard Hinckley.
Star-names and Their Meanings. G. E. Stechert. Astronomical Applications Department. Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°.... Aubin, Ada; the Complete Book of Astrology. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0312180705. Hall, Judy; the Astrology Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Zodiac. New York: Sterling. ISBN 1402727593. Lewis, James R.. The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 1578591449. Oxford Dictionaries. N.d. Retrieved December 23, 2018. Sharma, Sanjay. "Scorpio Horoscope Vrischika Rashi - All About Scorpio Astrology". Astrology-Prophets.com. Retrieved March 24, 2018. Media related to Scorpio at Wikimedia Commons Warburg Institute Iconographic Database
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action crime thriller film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan; the film drew upon the real life case of the Zodiac Killer as the Callahan character seeks out a similar vicious psychopath. Dirty Harry was a critical and commercial success and set the style for a whole genre of police films, it was followed by four sequels: Magnum Force in 1973, The Enforcer in 1976, Sudden Impact in 1983 and The Dead Pool in 1988. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally and aesthetically significant". A killer shoots a girl in a hotel rooftop swimming pool. Police arrive at the crime scene, where SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan finds a blackmail note signed "Scorpio" ordering the city to pay $100,000 or he will continue to kill; the mayor asks police officers.
During lunch, Inspector Callahan foils a bank robbery. He kills two of the wounds a third. Confronting the wounded robber, Callahan delivers the film's iconic line: I know what you're thinking:'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a.44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question:'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk? The robber surrenders to Callahan, but replies that he needs to know if the gun is still loaded. Callahan pulls the trigger with the weapon pointed directly at the robber, laughs as it is revealed to be empty. Callahan is assigned Chico Gonzalez, whom he believes to be an inexperienced rookie. Scorpio is staking out potential victims near a public park, but is spotted by a police helicopter and runs away. Callahan and his new partner believe they see him that night on the streets, but in the course of tracing him to his home, Callahan looks into a window and watches a sexual encounter before being caught by neighbors who try to beat him up as a peeping Tom, until Chico intervenes.
Based on Scorpio's communications, the city decides. They set up a stake-out. Scorpio arrives and there is a shootout in which a policeman disguised as a priest is killed. Scorpio delivers a second ransom demand to the police, stating he has now kidnapped a teenage girl who he says will die if his demands are not met. Callahan is assigned to deliver a case full of money, he waits near a pier as directed by Scorpio who calls Callahan on a nearby pay phone, giving him instructions to go to another location in the city with another payphone, where he will call again. Callahan encounters Scorpio at the Mount Davidson cross. Scorpio beats Callahan into submission before telling him that he intends to let the girl die, his partner has been following them and there is a shootout in which Chico is wounded. After being stabbed in the leg with a hidden knife by Callahan, Scorpio escapes without the money and reports to a hospital; the police learn of Scorpio's hospital visit, a doctor recalls having met Scorpio and that he lives in a room at Kezar Stadium.
Callahan finds Scorpio there and after a chase he shoots and tortures Scorpio by standing on his wounded leg, demanding to know where the girl is being held. Scorpio confesses, but by it is too late and the girl is found dead; the district attorney tells Callahan that Scorpio's rights have been violated, they cannot hold him. Callahan continues to shadow Scorpio on his own time. Scorpio pays a man $200 to beat him then reports to a hospital claiming he is a victim of police brutality. Scorpio acquires a handgun, hijacks a school bus and contacts the police with yet another ransom demand for money and a flight out of the Santa Rosa airport. Callahan jumps onto the roof of the bus from an overpass. After Callahan forces Scorpio off the bus, the latter flees to a nearby quarry and holds a boy at gunpoint. Having shot Scorpio through the shoulder, Callahan reprises his line about losing count of his shots. Unlike the earlier encounter, Callahan does have one remaining bullet, with which he kills Scorpio when the latter goes for his gun.
Callahan throws it into the water before walking away. Clint Eastwood as SFPD Homicide Inspector Harry Callahan Andy Robinson as Charles "Scorpio" Davis Harry Guardino as SFPD Homicide Lt. Al Bressler Reni Santoni as SFPD Homicide Inspector Chico Gonzalez John Vernon as The Mayor of San Francisco John Larch as Chief of Police John Mitchum as SFPD Homicide Inspector Frank "Fatso" DiGiorgio Woodrow Parfrey as Jaffe Josef Sommer as District Attorney William T. Rothko Mae Mercer as Mrs. Russell Albert Popwell as Bank robber Lyn Edgington as Norma Gonzalez Ruth Kobart as Marcella Platt Lois Foraker as Hot Mary William Paterson as Judge Bannerman Debralee Scott as Ann Mary Deacon The script, titled Dead Right, by the husband-and-wife team of Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, was about a hard-edged New York City police inspector, Harry Callahan, determined to stop Travis, a serial killer if he has to skirt the law and accepted standards of policing, blurring the distinction between criminal and cop, to address the question as to how far a free, democratic society can go to protect itself.
The original draft ended with a police sniper, instead of Callahan. Another earlier version
The Scorpio is a brand of underwater submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle manufactured by Perry Tritech used by sub-sea industries such as the oil industry for general operations, by the Royal Navy and the United States Navy for submarine rescue services. Developed by AMETEK Straza of El Cajon, United States, they were subsequently developed by Perry Tritech. Although the design of the original Scorpio is over several decades old, it forms the basis for a current generation of Scorpio-branded ROVs. Scorpio ROVs are named in a sequence following the order of manufacture, such as "Scorpio 17" or "Scorpio 45" which refer to specific ROVs; the UK operates a Scorpio 45, based at the UK’s Submarine Rescue Service headquarters in Renfrew near Glasgow. It carries two manipulator arms, two sonar devices and six 250 Watt lights, it is operated by James Fisher Rumic Ltd, who provide the underwater rescue service to the UK MoD who own the vehicle. The vehicle is deployed along with a control room, built into a standard shipping container.
Length: 2.75 metres Height: 1.8 meters Width: 1.8 meters Weight: 1,400 kg Payload: up to 100 kg Maximum depth: 914 m Maximum speed: 4 knots forward, 3.25 knots astern, 2.5 knots laterally Delivered to the U. S. Navy in 1987, the Super Scorpio is a "Tethered Unmanned Work Vehicle System"; the vehicles are used for the recovery of commercial hardware. They feature a sonar, six lights and two robotic arms; the arms can lift up to 250 pounds each. The sonar has a range of 2,000 feet. Length: 2.43 meters Height: 1.22 meters Width: 1.22 meters Weight: 2,040 kg Maximum depth: 1,520 meters Maximum speed: 4 knots forward/astern, 2 knots laterally Scorpio vehicles were sent to assist in the rescue of the Kursk, a Russian Oscar II class submarine which sank on 12 August 2000. They were unable to save any of the 118 crew. In 2002, High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network researchers conducted an expedition to locate the SEALAB II/III habitat located off the Scripps pier in La Jolla, California.
Researchers utilized a Scorpio ROV from the MV Kellie Chouest to find the site and were able to conduct a live multicast from ship to shore. This expedition was the first return to the site. Both the UK and U. S. sent Scorpio vehicles to the location of a Russian Priz class submersible AS-28 trapped on the sea floor off the Kamchatka Peninsula on 5 August 2005. The UK vehicle flew on a C-17 to the incident with a team of 28 including police officers, civilian operators and one member of the Royal Navy, Commander Ian Riches. Two U. S. vehicles and 40 support personnel were sent from Naval Air Station North Island, near San Diego, via a C-5 Galaxy transport to Kamchatka. Both the UK and U. S. equipment and teams were transported by Russian surface ships to the accident scene. The British Scorpio managed to free the trapped AS-28 on August 7, 2005, allowing the Russian submersible to surface and saving all seven crew members on board; the American ROVs assisted them. LR5 submersible Remotely Operated Vehicle Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Perry Slingsby Systems NavSource online Super Scorpio ROV photos Naval Technology page on UK LR5 & Scorpio 45 James Fisher Rumic Ltd.
– UK Operator 1978 – SCORPIO ROV –