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Diving & Underwater Services

Underwater drone autonomous launch and recovery
UK project partners recently demonstrated autonomous launch and recovery of multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) from an Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) as the closing part of their Innovate UK project. 24 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dual basket LARS for Briggs
As part of its ongoing growth plans, UK-based Briggs Marine Contractors has made a six-figure investment into its diving division’s capabilities with the purchase of a dual basket diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS) 19 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
IMCA diving seminar and DMAC workshop
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC) are staging a two-day IMCA Diving Seminar and DMAC Workshop in London, UK on 25-26 September 2017 that will present a number of topics of interest to the global offshore diving community. 19 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Subsea inspection competition
The UK-headquartered Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaborative RD&D programme funded by nine leading offshore wind developers and the Scottish Government, has recently launched a competition targeted at finding new ways to inspect offshore wind underwater substructures and reduce the cost of offshore wind. 19 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
MacArtney vehicles for North Sea Link job
The first electricity link between the UK and Norway is to interconnect Nordic and British energy markets, the project involving among others equipment from Denmark-headquartered MacArtney Underwater Technology fitted on board a multipurpose supply vessel. 11 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Aquaculture DSV
Workships Contractors, the Netherlands-headquartered manager of the four point mooring Diving Support Vessel, ‘Offshore Beaver’, has announced that the vessel has been sold to Seisund AS of Torangsvag, Norway. 11 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
ECM Award for DLM
UK company Dynamic Load Monitoring Ltd (DLM) was named winner of Spirit of Innovation award winner in the category: Marine Engineering and Construction at the recent European Commercial Marine (ECM) awards for Subsea Datalogging Tensile Link. The awards were judged and presented at the Seawork International 2017. 06 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Game on
Move your hands to turn a wheel, and you generally won’t be concentrating on integrating the movements of shoulder, elbow and wrist. Frankly, having to do so would probably stop most people even flipping on the light switch without thinking. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Getting to the core
A new subsea industry, mineral mining, is getting underway. But as a result, support functions are also under pressure to evolve. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Deep Trekker launches ROV 4k recording
Canadian-owned Deep Trekker has launched 4k recording technology in both its DTG2 and DTX2 ROV lines, which enables users to dive up to 150m and 305m respectively. 08 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France
Following the now familiar pattern of oil & gas companies diversifying into offshore renewables, France-headquartered oil & gas industry service specialist Bourbon has been awarded a contract for the mooring installation of Floatgen, the first floating wind turbine in France. 28 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
James Fisher secures MOD subsea contract
JFD, the subsea operations and manufacturing company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a four year framework contract, worth up to £10 million, by the UK MOD Salvage & Marine Operations Team for the provision of subsea equipment and support. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Lateral steering for ScanFish ROTV
The Denmark-made EIVA ScanFish remotely operated towed vehicle (ROTV) models have always been able to follow the seabed, keep a fixed depth, or undulate up and down through the water. Up until now, it has not been possible to also have the ROTV effectively move side-to-side. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Submarine races 2018
The IMarEST has announced that the fourth European International Submarine Races will take place over a fortnight from 2-13 July 2018, with QinetiQ, a UK defence technology company, as the principal sponsor for the event. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
A new submersible craft that combines high speed on the surface with the ability to submerge to significant depths has been developed in the US. 03 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Scottish collaboration for improved diver safety
A new on-demand wireless ribbon lighting system, designed to revolutionise diver safety and efficiency in remote subsea locations, has been launched by collaborating Scottish technology companies, WFS Technologies Ltd and PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL). 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Autonomous rental
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Norway-headquartered global maritime and subsea technology developer Kongsberg Maritime has recently added the autonomous Seaglider to its rental pool and it is now available for diverse commercial and research applications alongside Kongsberg’s other autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), including Remus and Munin. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘Printed’ ROV puts design within easy reach
At less than 60cm long ArcheoRov seems too small to be holding the key to revolutionising the sector. And though its ability to ‘swim’ like a fish is novel, its groundbreaking advantage isn’t obvious to a cursory glance: it’s the first to be 3D printed. 25 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
STR enters the inspection market
UK subsea technology company STR has released its new SeaGamma Flooded Member Detection System at Subsea Expo Exhibition 2017. 23 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
National hyperbaric appointment
JFD, a UK-headquartered subsea operations and manufacturing company and a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has welcomed Graeme M Mackie as Diving Technical Authority at its National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen. 23 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal