Tag Archive: marine

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

A Safe Way for you to Work Over Water – Pontoons

Pontoons offer a flexible, effective solution to gaining safe access to structures over and alongside water. The pontoons are light, and being modular, can be assembled to fit almost any configuration.  This is… Continue reading

Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo 2017

A big thank you to all of our existing and new customers who came to visit us at the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo in September at Excel. It is always good… Continue reading

Commercial and Specialised Diving are part of the jet set!

Weed and marine growth can rapidly form a layer of life over surfaces underwater, especially during the summer. In order for surfaces to be visually inspected this layer of growth needs to be… Continue reading

Slipway Completion

Commercial and Specialised Diving have been proud to be part of a year long project to assist in building a new, state-of-the-art lifeboat station.   Commercial and Specialised diving were tasked with assisting… Continue reading

In-water MCA Hull Survey on Historic Ship

Commercial & Specialised Diving’s services were called upon last month to carry out a Maritime and Coastguard Agency in-water hull and running gear survey on the SS Shieldhall. The historic ship is believed to… Continue reading

Stricken Danish Vessel – Trapped Propeller

This month CSD were called out to assist a dredging vessel, whose prop had become fouled while making beach replenishments in the Poole Bay. After the call coming in at 06:30, with the… Continue reading