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 »


Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Worker Dies in Accident

October 23, 2015

A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp was killed in an accident, the company said on Tuesday. “The cause of the incident is being investigated,” Chevron said in a statement. It said the death occurred while the rig, called the Pacific Santa Ana, was operating in waters off… Continue Reading »


Inquest shown last moments of commercial diver from Wirral who died while working on off-shore wind farm

September 17, 2015

Stephen O’Malley was wearing a head camera when he suffered a heart attack because kit around his neck was too tight The tragic last dive of a commercial diver from Wirral was shown to members of his family at an inquest in Liverpool. The upsetting footage, captured on his helmet camera, recorded Stephen O’Malley screaming… Continue Reading »


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 »


UPDATED: Diver trapped at Nova Scotia Power dam in Annapolis Royal dies

July 19, 2015

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL – A diver that became trapped underwater at the Nova Scotia Power dam near Annapolis Royal July 15 has died. The 39-year-old diver, who is from Dartmouth, became tangled in his gear while underwater, Annapolis Royal Police Chief Burt McNeil said. Emergency personnel were called after losing contact with the diver. His remains… Continue Reading »


Diving boat boss Ronald MacNeil admits safety breach

June 26, 2015

The skipper of a boat has admitted a safety failure which led to the death of a diver who was fishing for razor clams off the Fife coast. Ronald MacNeil, 55, from Leven, admitted failing to ensure there was a standby frogman poised to help when Graeme Mackie entered the water. Mr Mackie, 31, resurfaced… Continue Reading »


Technip UK Charged over Death on DSV Wellservicer

June 24, 2015

Technip UK has been fined £160,000 by Aberdeen Sheriff Court after admitting a breach of regulations covering health and safety of workers. Namely, in March 2009, David Stephenson was working as rigger on the diving support vessel the Wellservicer, a UK-flagged ship operated by Technip UK Limited. The vessel had left the Netherlands and was returned to… Continue Reading »


Cook Islands Accident Investigation Continues

March 31, 2015

On March 21, 2015, the corpse of an Argentinian commercial diver was recovered over the reef in Avarua Harbour after conducting a search and rescue operation on Friday, 20th of March. Hernan Rikkers was a 30 year old commercial diver often referred to as ‘Kakara’. According to the reports of coroner Nono Tearea, asphyxia or… Continue Reading »


Spanish diver killed on Concordia was crushed by falling metal

February 2, 2014

A diver working in Italy on the Costa Concordia salvage operation died late on Saturday after being crushed by a heavy piece of metal being cut off the ship. Israel Franco Moreno, 41, from La Coruna, Spain, was a professional underwater welder with Titan Salvage who had travelled the world on ship salvage operations. He had arrived on… Continue Reading »

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