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Diving & Underwater Services

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
Death knell for hydraulics on ROVs?
UK-headquartered ROV manufacturer Saab Seaeye claims that electric robotic systems will perform all tasks in the underwater domain, including those now undertaken by hydraulic systems. 23 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Low cost underwater drone
The cost of exploring underwater can be high which is why the founders of Fathom set out to design a drone system that would allow cheaper access to the world below the surface. 07 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Setting records in the Black Sea
A Surveyor Interceptor ROV from Sweden’s MMT has set new underwater records while being used for geophysical surveys to detect former land surfaces buried below the current seabed as part of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project. 11 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
The shape of things to come
Robots are being designed to go where no human can, and this includes the depths. But what will they look like? 04 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
DUC Marine and KOOLE join forces
KOOLE Mammoet Salvage and DUC Marine Group have combined forces for future salvage and wreck removal operations. 30 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Saab Seaeye used for DNC Diving project
Netherlands-based DNC Diving deployed a compact version of a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT during its project to cut off 194 grouting hoses from 97 structures in 24 days. 20 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
ROV company launch
A new UK subsea company has officially launched with the announcement of its first contract. An independent company focussed on underwater integrity, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), surveying and subsea services for both oil and gas, and renewables, Rovco has secured a contract with a UK Marine Trust. 16 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Safety milestone in a high risk industry
UK-headquartered subsea specialist Modus Seabed Intervention has recently announced that it has reached the safety milestone of over 1 million man-hours worked without an injury to personnel resulting in lost time. 16 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Deep diving tank project
A proposed UK-based diving and underwater research tank named ‘Blue Abyss’ has been selected as one of the nominees in the ‘New directions’ category for the Enterprise Europe Network Awards. 16 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Faster, cheaper and safer
There are a number of reasons the Port of Leixoes, Portugal needs to keep on top of its bathymetry, including – but not limited to - sediment transport. However, while it used to be a matter of loading up a vessel with survey equipment, these familiar methods are on the cusp of change. 25 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Better-than-real view for divers
Augmented reality helmets are on their way to the commercial diving community – and the technology could assist salvage or rescue operations in bad visibility. 25 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal