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Divers Rescue Survivor from Jascon 4 (Nigeria)

Posted by Amanda on June 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (8)

On Sunday 26 May, the tugboat Jascon 4 ran into difficulties whilst engaged in static towing operations, capsized and sank with a crew of 12 on board.

At the time, the tug was approx. 30 km off the coast of Escravos in Nigeria, offering assistance to a tanker being loaded at a Single Mooring System (SBM). The rescue operation involving helicopters and other vessels swung into action almost immediately. At that time, there was no trace of the crew members.

At the moment of the disa...

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Navy Divers Set National Record for Deepest Ocean Dive (India)

Posted by Amanda on February 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The elite saturation divers of the Navy, set a new national record for the deepest ocean dive when they dived to 257 meters on 9th January in the Arabian Sea about 35 nautical miles off Kochi.

The Divers from INS Nireekshak – Lieutenant Malkeet Singh, Mukesh Kumar Leading Seaman, BS Bora Leading Seaman, Rithesh Kumar Leading Seaman, M Kumar Leading Seaman and Satender Sharma Leading Seaman exited on 19th January from the Diving Compression Chamber in the presence of their Commandi...

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Scuba diver dies off Sydney's northern beaches

Posted by Amanda on February 9, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A close-knit scuba diving community is in mourning after the death of one of its members during a "technical dive" off Sydney's northern beaches.

The 41-year-old man was pulled unconscious from the water at 8.30am on Saturday after getting into difficulty at a depth of about 60 metres at a wreck off Barrenjoey Headland.

He was put on board a Broken Bay Water Police vessel, where he was treated by a doctor and paramedic who had been lowered from a rescue helicopter.

However, ...

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Supervisor Fined!!

Posted by Amanda on February 6, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The supervisor of a diving project at Ramsgate Royal Harbour Marina has been fined for failing to ensure a standby diver was ready to enter the water in the event of an emergency.Duncan Gill, from Dover, was working for a diving company contracted to undertake an underwater inspection of the marina on 26 September 2011 when concerns were raised about the standard of his operation by a fellow diving supervisor on a neighbouring quayside.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated...

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Hallin Penrith Sinks Offshore Myanmar

Posted by Amanda on January 31, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hallin Marine has confirmed that its offshore support vessel Penrith sunk last week off the coast of Myanmar. In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today, the company informed that all 42 crew members were rescued.

Hallin said that there were no injuries to personnel other than two minor first-aid cases caused by the initial impact.

“All safety procedures were implemented following the incident, our Emergency Response team is on site and will remain so until the situation has...

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Explosion Erupts on Gulf of Mexico Platform

Posted by Amanda on December 10, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A fire occurred on an offshore oil and natural gas platform in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico Friday injuring several people, reported Houston’s KHOU TV, citing the U.S. Coast Guard. The fire has been extinguished.

According to the news station, four people were airlifted to a nearby hospital and were in critical condition. Two more people are said to be missing following the tragedy on the platform – operated by Houston-based and privately-owned Black Elk Energy ...

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Human Error Behind North Sea Collision

Posted by Amanda on December 10, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A collision that killed five sailors and sank the Baltic Ace car carrier on Wednesday evening was probably caused by a human error, Reuters informs citing Panagiootis Kakoliris, operations manager at Stamco Ship Management Co., Ltd. which managed the sunken ship.

The weather conditions were normal at the time of the collision, according to Dutch Defence Ministry and Greek manager. Mr. Kakoliris also excluded the possibility of a technical failure of the car carrier indicating that Balti...

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East Africa seen as new frontier for gas

Posted by Amanda on October 31, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

East Africa seen as new frontier for gas

Johannesburg - East Africa has emerged as the new frontier for natural gas production, boosted by offshore discoveries in Mozambique, Tanzania and Madagascar, an Ernst & Young report said on Tuesday.

 

According to the audit firm's report, "the most dynamic recent developments in the African natural gas sector have been in East Africa," despite most of the major players coming from further north.

 

In...

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Offshore workers Kidnapped - Nigeria

Posted by Amanda on October 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Offshore vessels owner Bourbon today confirmed that 7 crew members, 6 Russians and 1 Estonian were kidnapped during the boarding of the Bourbon Liberty 249, which occurred on October 15, 2012 in Nigeria.

The other 9 crew members are still onboard the vessel which is heading for the Port of Onne. They are safe and sound, and in good health.

“The emergency unit set up immediately by BOURBON has been set up to aim at their rapid liberation under the safest security conditions,&...

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Bibby Topaz Incident

Posted by Amanda on September 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (1)

On 19th September...

North Sea

This is from diver onboard

Quick update for you all, Flakey was almost right but a few facts need clarifying:-

Both divers were outside the structure, looks like diver 1's umbilical got a turn around a external transponder bucket on side of structure when run off occurred. Vessel ran off 180 mts and did indeed part his umbilical. It took 26 mins to get the vessel back to over the structure, although the ROV had located him well before tha...

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