A diver who survived being trapped 90 metres below the surface of the North Sea without gas to breathe will recount his terrifying ordeal at a special event in Aberdeen.
In September 2012, a rare sequence of events left saturation diver Chris Lemons stranded in complete darkness as his gas ran out.
Lemons is speaking at the Society for Underwater Technology’s SUT+ group event tomorrow to stimulate awareness within young graduates of safety measures and human reactions during emergency incidents in the subsea industry.
The group will hear about the experience from Lemons, who was commended for his professionalism to the incident.
Thanks to a heroic effort by the vessel’s master and fellow divers, Lemons was rescued and fully recovered, but his employer Bibby Offshore wanted to share its experience and the lessons learnt in the most effective way, so in collaboration with floating Harbour Productions, created a documentary style film, Lifeline, using real time footage and reconstruction of the event to recount the events that took place that evening.
The incident provided the opportunity to improve and enhance diver safety across the entire industry.
The event will be held at Aberdeen University, Fraser Nobel Building.
Registration will be open from 17:30 and the case study and film presentation will begin at 6pm.