An industry leader has said he is "confident” of securing government backing for a sector deal and a global underwater "hub" in Aberdeen this year.
An autonomous underwater vehicle being developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries is scheduled to go on trial for the first time in the North Sea.
A Highland subsea training centre has been rescued from the threat of closure after an industry collaboration with a hat-trick of offshore firms.
The next generation of subsea engineers are being encouraged to come up with new ideas for underwater equipment for industry.
Italian air force search and rescuers travelled nearly 1,400 miles to the West Highlands for their essential subsea training. Beniamino Panduccio, David Padula and Massimiliano Lai spent three days at the Underwater Centre in Fort William. While there, they underwent advanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations training – mostly working with the facility’s Saab Seaeye Falcon observation class ROV.
A couple have literally taken the plunge and showed the depth of their love at their wedding. For both bride and groom are professional divers and decided they would like to take their vows in a giant tank full of seawater, so had bubbles underwater and bubbly as they sipped champagne later. The bizarre wedding took place at the Underwater Centre in Fort William on Saturday. A crowd of around 100 attended to watch Dorota “Dot” Bankowska, 37, and James Abbott, 39, tie the knot at the world renowned centre’s onshore seawater tank.
A Highland subsea diver training facility has received a £130,000 grant to train commercial divers.
A Fort William subsea diver-training school and equipment-trial centre will play a key role in the development of Angola's oil and gas industry in the coming years.
NORTH-EAST underwater technology company Tritech International has donated sonar equipment to the Underwater Centre, at Fort William.
ONE of the world's most advanced rescue submersibles has just been put through its paces in water depths to 15m, including simulated rescues, at The Underwater Centre in Fort William.
A new energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) fibre illumination technology for lighting up to 100m (328ft) of fibre-optic cables is being put through its paces at The Underwater Centre in Fort William.
VISITORS to the Leuchars Airshow in Fife this weekend can learn all about training to be a pilot of a different kind, thanks to the Underwater Centre at Fort William.