French Minerve submarine is found after disappearing in 1968

22nd July 2019

A photograph of the Minerve, taken four years before its disappearance A French submarine that has been missing for more than 50 years has been located by a search team. French Defence Minister Florence Parly tweeted the announcement on Monday, describing the discovery as a “relief and technical feat”. Fifty-two sailors were on board the …

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JFD successfully completes portable HRF mating trials for TechnipFMC

11th July 2019

JFD successfully completes portable HRF mating trials for TechnipFMC   JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed rigorous mating trials of its latest Portable Hyperbaric Reception Facility (PHRF) for TechnipFMC, a global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore …

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JFD successfully completes critical sea acceptance trials and training for submarine rescue system delivered to the Indian Navy

11th July 2019

JFD successfully completes critical sea acceptance trials and training for submarine rescue system delivered to the Indian Navy JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed sea acceptance trials and training on the second of two advanced submarine …

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Saab Seaeye: A New Future in Underwater Technology has Arrived

3rd July 2019

In a world first, Saab Seaeye successfully docked an autonomous vehicle to an Equinor subsea docking station to recharge its batteries and download data, demonstrating that a new future in underwater technology has arrived. It is a breakthrough that positions Saab Seaeye as leader in subsea resident robotics. Representatives from across the offshore energy industries …

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SAMAP Spaces filling quickly!

2nd July 2019

Early bird extended to FRIDAY 19th JULY 2019

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JFD and Malin React sign global submarine rescue teaming agreement

25th June 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, will combine expertise and experience with Malin React, the world class provider of turn-key ship mobilisation solutions. The teaming agreement will ensure rapid vessel mobilisation of JFD’s submarine rescue assets to facilitate the …

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JFD successfully completes comprehensive NATO Golden Arrow submarine rescue exercise

17th June 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed a comprehensive submarine rescue exercise to mobilise the entire NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The exercise, titled Golden Arrow, provided vital hands-on training that further optimises the crew’s ability to …

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Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV)

10th June 2019

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) based at Visakhapatnam, successfully undertook live mating exercise on 02 Jun 2019. The exercise included personnel transfer from a bottomed submarine, which simulated as a submarine in distress. The evolution was undertaken by an Indian crew and marks the culmination of training phase on the East coast. The submarine hatches …

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NATO UDWG 19 in two weeks!

31st May 2019

Around 80 delegates from 21 nations have now registered to attend this important Working Group meeting in Toulon, France. Full information here:

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First SA Navy African female submarine officer

31st May 2019

Sub-lieutenant Gillian Malouw is the first qualified non-white female SA Navy submarine officer. She was recently presented with the coveted submarine badge number and leather jacket – worn only by those who are submarine certified – by Flag Officer Fleet Rear Admiral Bubhele Mhlana. Read the full story here: First SA Navy African female submarine …

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