SMD’s Underwater Mining Tech Improves Environmental Viability

6th December 2017

SMD is the technical lead on VAMOS, which enables access to high grade EU reserves of deeper seated minerals by providing a new Safe, Clean and Low Visibility Mining Technique. UK-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed first stage testing in a pioneering project which is set to uncover valuable …

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Taking the plunge – submarine rescue skills put to the test

6th December 2017

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has demonstrated why it is a global leader in submarine rescue after two weeks of intensive exercises at sea off the coast of Western Australia. In some of the world’s most challenging waters, “Black …

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US Navy tests new steam suit for submariners

1st December 2017

By Julia Bergman The US Navy is testing a new suit designed to protect sailors from steam leaks aboard its nuclear-powered submarines. If pressurized steam lines rupture, the leaked steam is extremely hot and can result in severe injury or death. To make repairs or rescue crewmembers, sailors must wear protective suits. Sailors complained that …

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It is with great sadness that we post the following:

1st December 2017

 Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires Thursday 30 November 2017 22.43 GMT Last modified on Friday 1 December 2017 08.24 GMT Argentina has called off the rescue operation for its missing submarine 15 days after a reported explosion apparently sent it to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Patagonia. “No one will be rescued,” …

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KOREAN COAST GUARD ORDERS FALCON

30th November 2017

The Korean Coast Guard has ordered a Saab Seaeye Falcon for undersea investigations and research. This follows the sinking of the ferry MV Sewol in 2014, resulting in the deaths of 304 passengers, mostly schoolchildren, that generated a need for more response resources including underwater robotic vehicles. The Korean Coast Guard agency saw the advantage …

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WELCOME LOGSUB TO THE SMERAS COMMUNITY

29th November 2017

We would like to welcome LOGSUB to the SMERAS Community:   LOGSUB is a 100% Brazilian Company and was founded in 2008 with the purpose of developing projects and logistics solutions for the Brazilian and other South American Navies, as well as offering various services to naval units and to the Off-Shore market. To find out …

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Experienced ROV Supervisor shares CV

24th November 2017

Check out Brian Robinson: Mr Brian.Robinson Rov Supervisor17

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24-man HRF upgrade completed at JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre

20th November 2017

JFD completes building work and system upgrade which enables the facilitation of next generation 24-man SPHLs Alongside JFD’s internal hyperbaric medical expertise, this ensures the National Hyperbaric Centre remains one of the most capable fixed HRFs in the world This enhanced capability enhances JFD’s commitment to providing a world class solution for hyperbaric reception JFD, …

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JFD advances state-of-the-art submarine rescue system build for one of world’s leading navies

20th November 2017

        JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is significantly progressing with the build of its new advanced state-of-the-art 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems (SRS), ready for delivery to its customer in 2018.   The 3rd Generation SRS has …

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Argentine navy pares back hopes of finding missing submarine

20th November 2017

The submarine ARA San Juan docked in Buenos Aires. The submarine has went missing Wednesday, Nov. 15. – Argentina Navy,The New York Times   MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — After an initial burst of optimism that they might be closer to finding a submarine that has been missing since Wednesday, Argentine authorities on Sunday began …

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