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The hidden world of police divers

February 22, 2016

Underwater search teams are a familiar sight during major police investigations. But what is it like to make a living probing the country’s murkiest recesses? Submerged in darkness, chilled in near-frozen water, you grope your way through the silt and debris. Somewhere, amid the sludge and the discarded rubbish, is your quarry: a knife, a… Continue Reading »

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Update: Three Bodies Recovered from Sunken Thorco Cloud

January 6, 2016

Thorco Shipping informed that search and rescue teams have found three bodies near the wreckage of the recently sunken Thorco Cloud. The multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud sank on December 16 after having collided with the tank vessel Stolt Commitment from Stolt Tankers. The ship sank in the high-traffic area of the Singapore. There were 12… Continue Reading »

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Three Bodies Recovered from Sunken Thorco Cloud

December 30, 2015

Thorco Shipping informed that search and rescue teams have found three bodies near the wreckage of the recently sunken Thorco Cloud. The multipurpose carrier Thorco Cloud sank on December 16 after having collided with the tank vessel Stolt Commitment from Stolt Tankers. The ship sank in the high-traffic area of the Singapore. There were 12… Continue Reading »

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Divers Team Up For Jubilee SAR Operations

October 27, 2015

The fishing vessel Jubilee sunk near the Canterbury Coast amidst a severe weather. The ship was able to send its last distress signal on Sunday morning, Oct 18 but the life raft the authorities found was empty. It has been presumed that the three crews: Jared Reese Husband, 47; Paul Russell Bennett, 35; and Terry… Continue Reading »

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Diver dies in waters off Port Gamble

October 24, 2015

A 25-year-old commercial diver was working on an underwater environmental study when he failed to surface Monday afternoon. A 25-year-old commercial diver died off the coast of Port Gamble on Monday evening, according the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ken Dickinson said a 911 call came in around 5:30 p.m. after two of… Continue Reading »

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Diver’s body recovered at Britannia

October 10, 2015

A fundraiser will be held Thursday (Oct. 8) for the search teams involved in the search for an Australian diver whose body was recovered by the Canadian Coast Guard off Britannia Beach on Sept. 30. Stephen Quinn Burnham, 49, became separated from his diving partner and failed to surface from a dive on Sept. 26,… Continue Reading »

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Public Safety Divers: Dedicated To Serving The Public 24 / 7

August 21, 2015

Scuba divers and surface-supplied divers perform many important tasks in the underwater world. While recreational divers may specialize in exploring shipwrecks, underwater photography, dive training, or hunting and collecting, commercial divers make their living underwater as military divers, scientific divers, underwater welders, and in dozens of other roles. In addition to these “working divers,” there… Continue Reading »

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Female Diver Dies in UK

August 18, 2015

A diver has been airlifted to hospital after a dive boat in Bridlington Bay called the UK Coastguard. The call came in at 2.35pm on August 16, reporting that the 60-year-old female diver was unconscious, but breathing, UK Coastguard wrote. The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside was sent to the scene along with… Continue Reading »

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Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Sinks Off Libya

August 9, 2015

A boat carrying 600 migrants sank off the coast of Libya. In a search and rescue operation, coordinated by Italian Coast Guard, around 400 people were rescued. The search teams recovered 25 bodies, and are still searching for missing people. According to media reports, the incident happened after a fishing boat ran into bad weather around… Continue Reading »

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CCGS M. Perley Joins Canadian Coast Guard Fleet

July 10, 2015

Senator Percy Mockler, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, welcomed the CCGS M. Perley to the Canadian Coast Guard fleet at the vessel’s naming ceremony. The Senator was joined by sponsors Céline Perley and Peter Perley. The CCGS M. Perley is named after Moses Perley, a self-taught naturalist in… Continue Reading »

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