NEWS

19.07.2021

Advisory Notice on the extension of KMDSI Technician certifications due to COVID-19

To all KMDSI Technicians regarding Dive Lab Technician extensions due to COVID-19.

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16.07.2021

Blue Abyss to bring world's biggest and deepest pool to Cornwall with multi-million pound project

The world’s biggest and deepest pool for testing the latest underwater technology, helping advance subsea robotics and even training astronauts is being planned in Cornwall, UK.

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18.06.2021

KIRBY MORGAN UNITED STERLING STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2021

The 2021 Kirby Morgan United Sterling Student Excellence Awards ceremony took place at the Guangzhou Diving School on 18th June. There were three awards. Congratulations to Ma Xinping for winning the ¥10,000 prize, Wu Zhenwei the ¥5,000 prize and Zeng Zhihao the ¥2,000 prize. Owing to travel restrictions caused by Covid19, Colin Bosher's speech was delivered again for the second year via WeChat. In his speech Colin said that he looked forward to when he would be able to travel to the award ceremony in person and shake hands "firmly" with the leaders, teachers and students.

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17.11.2020

COBRA Safety Notice

To all COBRA Commercial Rebreather users: A diving operator has recently reported an incident where a COBRA set was found to be extensively flooded. During a routine drill, a diver activated the COBRA set and ingested a quantity of water. The diver deactivated the COBRA set and returned to the bell safely. A JFD Safety Notice follows.

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21.07.2020

KIRBY MORGAN UNITED STERLING STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2020

The 2020 Kirby Morgan United Sterling Student Excellence Awards ceremony took place at the Guangzhou Diving School on 21st July. There were three awards. Congratulations to Chen Shufeng for winning the ¥10,000 prize, Shen Baoqing the ¥5,000 prize and Wu Jinzheng the ¥2,000 prize. Owing to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus Colin Bosher's speech was delivered remotely via WeChat.

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20.07.2020

QINGDAO MARINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE - INAUGURAL KIRBY MORGAN UNITED STERLING STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The inaugural Kirby Morgan United Sterling Student Excellence Awards at the Qingdao Marine Technical College took place on the 20th July. A total of six cash awards from ¥500 to ¥1,500 were handed out to students who had achieved special merit during their diver training. Unfortunately owing to current travel restrictions no one from United Sterling was able to attend. The ceremony was officiated by the President, Mr. Wang Zuokai and other college and local government leaders. The awards will be held twice per year.

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28.04.2020

JFD announces remote audit solution

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, JFD are aware that their clients are finding it increasingly difficult to manage and co-ordinate the necessary Dive System Auditing requirements of their assets to enable them to be utilised for work, whilst also adhering to local, international and company guidelines on Global Travel.

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03.04.2020

JFD unveils new ventilator system to support global battle against COVID-19

JFD announces the launch of the InVicto™ patient ventilator system developed at JFD’s hyperbaric equipment manufacturing facility in Scotland to support the global battle against Covid19. The InVicto™ is fully modular and can be deployed in general wards or care homes, providing enhanced breathing ventilation, and in hospital wards and ICU’s providing full ventilation support with patient monitoring and breathing gas and O² management and alarms.

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04.02.2020

Underwater Intervention, New Orleans 2020

Underwater Intervention took place in New Orleans from 4th to 6th February, 2020. It was announced that the exhibition would no longer be held in New Orleans. A new venue for 2021 has yet to be announced.

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01.11.2019

2019 INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER OPERATIONS & OFFSHORE INDUSTRY EXPO, XIAMEN 1-3 NOVEMBER, 2019

2019 International Underwater Operations & Offshore Industry Expo – organised by the China Diving & Salvage Contractors Association – took place in Xiamen, Fujian Province, from 1st to 3rd November, 2019.

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