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The Salvage of the Kursk Between May 18 and October 23 2001, the eyes of the world were focused on an extraordinary project carried out by two Dutch companies, Mammoet and SMIT; the salvage of the Kursk. This nuclear submarine, which sank following an explosion in August 2000, lay in 108 meters of water at the bottom of the Barents Sea with the bodies of more than 100 men and a substantial part of its weaponry still onboard. The location and adverse weather made this an exceptionally complex project. Numerous innovations were needed to overcome the many problems. Raising the 'Kursk' became a story of technological ingenuity, perseverance and courage in a fight against time and the elements. This book is a document of the successful operation, and also a 'monument' to the specialists from many countries that helped raise the 'Kursk' and not least to the 'Kursk' itself and its crew.
 
Raising the Kursk On August 12, 2000, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank after several explosions in the bow compartment. In this gruesome scenario, 118 crew members were trapped more than 100 meters below the sea surface. It became clear after several days that this terrible accident caused the loss of all lives on board. The loss of the Kursk with 24 ballistic missiles, two nuclear reactors and an unknown number of torpedoes became a national symbol of sorrow and mourning for Russia. President Putin personally promised the people of Russia that the Kursk would be brought to the surface in one year 'Raising the Kursk' tells the true story of this extremely complex operation. The personal experiences of two Dutch brothers who negotiated for the salvage of the century. The intense struggle of the salvagers on board the lifting pontoon. The tireless divers who worked day and night in a race against the clock. And, last but not least, the Russian engineers. They not only designed and built the Kursk but also received the assignment from the Russian Government to salvage her many years later.
Until now it has been erroneously believed that Augustus Siebe was the inventor of the standard diving helmet. He was, in fact, the leading manufacturer. Siebe himself never claimed to be the inventor but with the passage of time and the recognized excellence of his manufacturing standards, siebe's name superseded that of the true inventors, John and Charles Deane. This book reinstates the Dean brothers as inventors of the diving helmet and traces their lives from humble beginnings in east London, through their sea-going careers, their invention and development of the diving helmet and dress and their subsequent underwater exploits. From their modest beginnings in Whitsable, Kent, they conducted their various underwater activities. <b>About the Author</b> John Bevan was born in Llanelli, South Wales. He gained a BSc at Portsmouth College of Technology where he established the collefe sub-aqua club. After graduating he became a civilian Scientific Officer in the Royal Naval Physiological Laboratory, Alverstoke where an MSc in neuro-physiology from the University of London. In 1970, he performed a world record-breaking chamber dive to a simulated depth of 1500ft. He also trained in submarine escape and qualified as a Ship’s Diving Officer. During this period he qualified as a First Class Diver, National Instructor and National Coach in the British Sub-Aqua Club. In 1970, he was given the "Diver of the Year" award. He pioneered competitive aspects of sport diving and was instrumental in promoting the newly-invented British game of Octopush (underwater hockey). At this time he met Alexander McKee and was involved in McKee's initial search for the Mary Rose. With the early development of the North Sea oilfields he moved to Aberdeen to join Comex Diving Ltd as Technical, Training and Safety manager. Four years later he formed his own consultancy company, Submex Ltd. Over the ensuing twenty years, he has worked on underwater safety for four European governments and most of the major North Sea oil companies. He has spent more than 100 hours surveying structures at the bottom of the North Sea from a variety of submersibles. In 1982 he published "Professional Diver's Handbook" which has become an international standard reference work. He then researched the history of diving which led to a PhD thesis on the invention and development of the diving helmet. He is the first Chairman of the Historical Diving Society and the editor of "Underwater Contractor" magazine. His work today consist of a wide variety of underwater consultancy projects ranging from project management of major deep-sea salvage operations to insurance and legal work. He currently lives in London with his wife and two children.
 
Wonderen van de zee The ocean is a kaleidoscope of abstract shapes, bright colors, reflections, wavy relief and sometimes bizarre patterns. Immerse yourself in these pictures. You will enjoy and learn from it because it's amazing how much wealth can be found in something so small. In this book, you will see the secrets of the deep sea. Dive into it. Jean-Michel Cousteau Text in this book is Dutch, the large numbers of beautiful pictures are breathtaking! De oceaan is een caleidoscoop van abstracte vormen, schitterende kleuren, reflecties, golvend relief en soms bizarre patronen. Dompel u onder in deze foto's. U zult ervan genieten en er iets van leren, want het is verbazingwekkend hoeveel rijkdom er te vinden is in zoiets kleins. In dit boek wachten u de geheimen van de diepzee. Duik er in.
Exploring the deep This century, technology and computer capability have revolutionized the way in which we explore and exploit the oceans. This book, by a diver who has been involved in both military and sub-sea operations for more than 25 years, is the first to record the highly sophisticated operations now taking place in 'inner space' - beneath the water that covers some 70 per cent of the earth's surface. It also examines the training, rescue facilities and medicine that play such a vital role in this extremely dangerous environment, considers different types of work undertaken by divers, and studies the behavior of marine mammals.
 

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