Tag Archive: marine engineering

The European Eel Regulations – A Slippery Problem

In 2009 regulations came into effect in order to protect the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla), whose numbers are in decline. Eels spawn in the Sargasso Sea and the young, known as glass eels,… Continue reading

What is “The Bends”?

Most people have heard of the bend (decompression sickness), but not many know exactly what it is! Decompression sickness is caused when bubbles of nitrogen gas are formed in the blood, when the… Continue reading

Surveying Historic Structures

Over the years our professional team of divers have undertaken work on a wide range of historic structures including bridges, tunnels, aquaducts and locks.  The work has involved surveys, maintenance, repair, protection and… Continue reading

Going with the flow – Culverts

Culverts are a structure that allows water to flow under another structure, normally a footpath, road or railway line. A simple culvert may be a pipe under a road, while a more complex… Continue reading

Welding Underwater – The Shocking Truth!

Did you know Commercial & Specialised Diving can arc weld underwater? Welding underwater needs specialist skills and equipment, all of which Commercial & Specialised Diving can provide. Arc welding underwater (also called stick… Continue reading

Cofferdam Removal – Underwater Burning

Commercial and Specialised Diving are called in to carry out Cofferdam removals countrywide. Cofferdams are temporary enclosures, typically constructed of mild steel sheet piles, to allow work to be carried out in areas… Continue reading