Killed by a Filing Cabinet

By Michael Carr - He braced himself against the ship’s starboard side and stared inward through the chartroom’s one porthole. He inhaled and exhaled, listening to his exhaust bubbles heading toward the surface 50 feet away. This was the only sound, his rhythmic inhaling and exhaling. He was transfixed. Inside the chartroom was the body of a drowned Coastie, floating eerily … [Read more...]

Sometimes There is No Solution

By Michael Carr - He looked in through the C-130’s rear cargo doors. He could see all the way up to the cockpit landing, and just stared as he and his dive buddy bobbed in the large ocean swells. Looking below he saw the immense depths of the ocean, everywhere the endless ocean. But in front of him was this massive C-130 aircraft, bobbing in the large ocean swells. … [Read more...]

SWITCH ON!

By Michael Carr - “SWITCH ON!” the diver yelled into the speaker inside his Superlight 17 fiberglass diving helmet. This command was received on the surface by the topside supervisor, who replied to the diver with the same words. “SWITCH ON.” He then turned to the generator operator and repeated, “SWITCH ON.” With this command, the generator operator, while wearing … [Read more...]

Divers Nearly Caught In Cruise Ship Propeller -VIDEO

These two assumed they wouldn't fire the props because the ship was docked. You know what they say about assumptions. Uploader Phil Jaynes tells us: "I shot this back in 1991 under the M/S Seaward which was tied to the pier in Cozumel. We had run aground a couple of weeks earlier in Miami so we thought we'd investigate the damage. We choose to do it in Cozumel because of the … [Read more...]

Technip Dive Vessel to Work on Standby at Goliat FPSO

Eni Norge AS, operator of the Goliat field located approximately 85 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest, Norway, has been given approval today by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority to perform manned underwater operations in support of the installation of the Goliat FPSO. ENI spokesperson Andreas Wulff says Technip's Seahunter, a Light Diving Craft, will be utilized, … [Read more...]