JFD to Design and Build Submarine Rescue Equipment for China

September 27, 2019 – JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announces it has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the design and build of submarine rescue equipment, including advanced Deep Search and Rescue Vehicles (DSAR), as part of a comprehensive submarine rescue capability being provided to China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co., Ltd. JFD provides fast, safe and reliable subsea rescue services, solutions products, engineering services and training to 80 countries and…

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JFD Acquires Closed Bell Diving System

August 26, 2019 – JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defense diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Centre. The acquisition will enable JFD to re-establish the leading global closed bell diver training program – also known as sat diver training – and the only UK-based training capability that will fulfil an urgent market need for skilled saturation divers. The future…

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Australia’s safest ever submarine rescue system goes into service

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Government have granted the license to operate new $A19.7 million (£11.05 m) hyperbaric equipment which means that for the first time, the whole crew of an Australian submarine can be treated at once. The equipment – a transfer under pressure chamber and recompression treatment suite – was received from JFD, the world’s leading company in submarine rescue and part of James Fisher and Sons plc as part of an existing Escape and Rescue contract at its advanced manufacturing headquarters at Bibra Lake,…

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James Fisher Harbor Trials for Indian Navy DSRV

JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed the first stage of harbor acceptance trials of its first deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the Indian Navy’s 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue System. The initial harbor acceptance trials of the first DSRV, which were undertaken at Glasgow’s King George V dock, are now complete. As part of this process the system has been comprehensively tested in a variety of conditions. The DSRV hull previously underwent factory acceptance tests in December 2017 at the JFD-owned National Hyperbaric Centre in…

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JFD advances state-of-the-art submarine rescue system build for one of world’s leading navies

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is significantly progressing with the build of its new advanced state-of-the-art 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems (SRS), ready for delivery to its customer in 2018. The 3rd Generation SRS has been developed by JFD to maximize the chances of successfully rescuing the crew of a distressed submarine (DISSUB) and is the culmination of over 30 years of rescue system operation and development, representing an optimum combination of capability and…

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