A trade union boss has warned predictions that 8,000 jobs have been lost in the oil and gas sector due to the latest downturn are likely to be very conservative.
A former director of a world-class diving training centre at Fort William has recalled “hoping for an 11th hour rescue package which never came”.
Ten subsea companies have pledged £65,000 towards a medical research project which aims to determine the best procedure for resuscitation of divers in a diving bell.
A new pay deal has been agreed which covers around 1,000 workers who are part of North Sea diving crews.
Commercial divers operate in some of the most dangerous and extreme conditions of any industry.
Saturation divers, who sustained brain damage while working on pipeline off the coast of Australia, have engaged a law firm to sue for damages.
JFD said today its ground-breaking new scuba gear could be rolled out worldwide after sailing through its first major offshore test.
Robert Gordon University is working with The Underwater Centre to incorporate a commercial diving familiarisation course as part of its masters (MSc) courses in engineering.
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No divers reported injuries last year during operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, according to the country's safety body.
Statoil has agreed a number of framework agreements for diving support operations in 2017.
DOF Subsea, a leading provider of integrated subsea solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, is in the process of developing a diving capability to service the North Sea and West Africa.