Gosport diving tower used to simulate submarine escapes to be retired

10th January 2020

The diving tower has become a local landmark since opening more than 50 years ago A diving tower that has helped train thousands of submariners how to escape from a stricken boat is to be retired. The Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT) in Gosport has been a prominent local landmark for decades. The first man …

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End of era for Gosport’s iconic submarine escape tower

9th January 2020

For the last time the team who teach submariners how to escape from a stricken boat gather at a Gosport landmark before the iconic structure closes. Tens of thousands of submariners have passed through the Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT) since July 13 1954 when the first man ascended the 100ft column of water to …

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Testing Facility to Reduce Operational Time by More Than 35%

9th January 2020

Forum Energy Technologies has completed a three-month upgrade to its hyperbaric testing facility, which will result in an operational time saving to clients of more than 35%. Located at the company’s Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, the pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the …

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Local jobs created as JFD Australia secures major defence industry contract

18th December 2019

New defence industry jobs will be created after JFD Australia, the proven, trusted and reliable delivery partner for undersea combat support systems, announced it had secured a major contract. The $7.2 million contract to build and pressure test ring stiffened cylinders modelling submarine-like hulls was awarded by the Australian Government Defence Science and Technology Group …

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No These Aren’t Starships In Space Dock, They Are Nuclear Submarines Under Construction

10th December 2019

The image above looks like it could be ripped from a space action science-fiction thriller, the classic shot of hulking and futuristic starships under construction in orbit, but its origin is far more down to earth than that. It was taken at BAE Systems’ Devonshire Dock Hall located in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The massive enclosure …

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JFD Australia’s submarine rescue system triumphs in international exercise

10th December 2019

  JFD has again set new global benchmarks for international submarine rescue following the successful completion of rigorous exercises off the coast of Western Australia. In a range of weather conditions, JFD’s fully-integrated submarine rescue system demonstrated its robustness and reliability in the triennial Pacific Reach, a multi-lateral series of exercises, hosted in 2019 by …

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JFD signs exclusive partnership with Innovation Maritime to provide world-class submarine escape capability

9th December 2019

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced a new partnership with Innovation Maritime, a non-profit innovation organisation developing marine solutions through applied research, technical assistance and information dissemination. The partnership, which will support global sales of the Submarine …

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SAMAP 19 Papers now available

25th November 2019

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WWII US submarine wreck discovered 75 years after it sank

13th November 2019

The wreck of World War II submarine USS Grayback has been discovered off Japan 75 years after its sinking by a Japanese bomber. The submarine was found on June 5, by the Lost 52 Project, which locates lost U.S. World War II submarines. In a statement translated from Japanese, the Lost 52 Project explained that the …

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RusselSmith to use Saab Seaeye electric ROV for subsea operations

7th November 2019

  Nigeria-based oilfield services provider RusselSmith has added Saab Seaeye’s Cougar XT electric underwater robotic vehicle to its remotely operated vehicle (ROV) fleet. Saab Seaeye’s vehicle is expected to enhance RusselSmith’s offshore deepwater operations. The Cougar XT electric underwater robotic vehicle will meet RusselSmith’s existing and estimated subsea undertakings, including repairs and maintenance, inspection, light …

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