Submarine’s crew raised thousands for children’s hospice

24th May 2020

Submariners quadrupled their fundraising target for a children’s hospice in an exercise challenge – despite lockdown restrictions. The original challenge was for around 50 of HMS Astute’s company to walk, run, cycle or row a total distance of 560 miles – the distance from Faslane to Claire House Children’s Hospice on the Wirral and back. …

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Coronavirus: Barrow submarine engineers’ curtain hooks in demand

24th May 2020

There’s a national shortage of these things   Submarine engineers have responded to a second plea for isolation bed curtain hooks after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shortage. BAE Systems in Cumbria, which made the hooks for a local hospital, has been approached by a hospice 300 miles way facing the same supply difficulties. …

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ROVCO PURCHASES SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARD

22nd May 2020

ROVCO PURCHASES SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARD WORK-CLASS ROV, EXPANDING THEIR SERVICE OFFERING TO CUSTOMERS Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV and hydrographic services, coupled with artificial intelligence-based technology, have recently purchased a Saab Seaeye Leopard. This investment adds to their growing fleet of ROVs, expanding their subsea capability and capacity much further. READ MORE …

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Brazilian Navy Commissions Submarine Rescue Vessel ‘Guillobel’

20th May 2020

In a ceremony chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Navy, the Submarine Rescue Vessel (SRV) “Guillobel” (NSS “Guillobel”) was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) on May 12. 2020. Built at the request of the company ADAMS Offshore, at the Balenciaga shipyard in Zumai, Spain, in 2009, the former “Adams Challenge” …

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Black Carillon 2019 JFD Video here

20th May 2020
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JFD Launches new online Training Portal

14th May 2020

Online Client representative course launched JFD has launched an online training portal to continue to provide training services to our customers! JFD has taken its Client Representative Course online, giving candidates access to a high quality instructor-led course without having to come along to our training facility in Aberdeen. This course is designed to provide …

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Deployment of Canadian navy submarines on hold due to COVID-19

13th May 2020

VICTORIA — What was meant to be a “milestone” return to sea for Canada’s military submarines in 2020 is now on hold amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Two Royal Canadian Navy submarines were due to embark this spring and summer after a nearly two-year deployment gap for the sub fleet. But now, the submarines HMCS …

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French Navy’s Next Gen SSN Suffren Begins Sea Trials

4th May 2020

The French Navy’s first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) “Suffren” successfully completed its static dive test on April 28. The important milestone marked the start of sea trials for the Barracuda program. The next generation submarine went out to sea for the very first time, off Cherbourg in Normandie, where the Naval Group submarine shipyard is …

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Saab Seaeye to deliver Sea Wasp ROV to Dutch Navy

16th April 2020

Photo: Saab Seaeye   Saab Seaeye, a subsidiary of Saab Underwater Systems AB, has received an order from the Dutch Defence Material Organisation (DMO) for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system. As informed, the Sea Wasp systems to be delivered will be used by the Dutch Navy. With a base weight of only …

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HMS Audacious reaches home base

14th April 2020

  Photo: Royal Navy HMS Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class submarines of the Royal Navy, has arrived at her new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The new submarine and her 98-strong crew arrived at the Naval Base in Argyll and Bute on April 7, flying the White Ensign after sailing from BAE Systems …

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