News and press release archive
Pelican Winter 2017 released
The James Fisher and Sons Winter 2017 newsletter the Pelican, is released!
Christmas shutdown dates 2017
JFD Christmas shutdown dates 2017
Submarine rescue skills put to the test
JFD has demonstrated why it is a global leader in submarine rescue after two weeks of intensive exercises at sea off the coast of Western Australia.
JFD completes build of first two SPHLs
The first two SPHLs built under a partnership agreement with Vanguard are being prepared for delivery to the client. The project demonstrates global strength as it draws upon expertise from both its UK and Singapore offices.
24-man HRF upgrade completed at NHC
JFD is delighted to announce the completion of an extension to its National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen which enhances the Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) capacity from 18 to 24-man. Alongside JFD’s internal hyperbaric medical expertise, this ensures the National Hyperbaric Centre remains one of the most capable fixed HRFs in the world.
JFD is significantly progressing with the build of its new advanced state-of-the-art 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems, ready for delivery to its customer in 2018. The 3rd Generation SRS has been developed by JFD to maximise 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 flexibility.
One of our Divex branded watches was recently found 175ft (53m) underwater on HMS Hermes, a sunken British warship off the East Coast of Sri Lanka.
JFD has recently taken part in a major international submarine rescue exercise, Dynamic Monarch ‘17, which required it to demonstrate the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) capability, as well as provide training on various elements of the system.
COBRA passes trials to 450msw
JFD is delighted to confirm that its new COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) system has passed further trials rating it safe for use at depths up to 450msw.