Young professionals to hear subsea survival story at SUT+ event in Aberdeen

Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums — By on May 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

SUT LOGO 2106The Society for Underwater Technology’s SUT+ group is hosting an event tomorrow (17 May) to stimulate awareness within young graduates of safety measures and human reactions during emergency incidents in the subsea industry.

In September 2012, a rare sequence of events left Chris Lemons, one of Bibby Offshore’s saturation divers, stranded in complete darkness, 90 metres below the surface of the North Sea, without any gas to breathe. The group will hear about the experience from Mr Lemons, who was commended for his professionalism to the incident.

Mr Lemons was rescued and recovered fully, but Bibby Offshore wanted to share its experience and the lessons learnt in the most effective way, so in collaboration with floating Harbour Productions, created a documentary style film, Lifeline, using real time footage and reconstruction of the event to recount the events that took place that evening.

The incident provided the opportunity to improve and enhance diver safety across the entire industry.

The event will be held at Aberdeen University, Fraser Nobel Building, FN2 Room. Registration will be open from 17:30 and the case study and film presentation will commence at 18:00. If you would like to attend please email events@sut.org to secure your free place.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with Bibby HR on career path and opportunities.

The SUT is a not-for-profit organisation progressing global underwater technology learning and knowledge to support advances in ocean science, subsea and offshore engineering.

SUT+ is the official group for developing professionals working in underwater technology, ocean science and subsea engineering. It organises technical and social events in a range of formats, and promotes underwater technology by supporting the education and career development of its members.

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