Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services

first_img View post tag: JFD Authorities View post tag: submarine View post tag: Navy November 5, 2014 View post tag: services Share this article View post tag: hires View post tag: rescuecenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australia Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services View post tag: Asia-Pacific James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australia Navy’s (RAN) submarine escape and rescue capability for the next five years, plus options through to 2024.The James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service (JFSRS) has provided escape and rescue services to the RAN since 2008 and was recently awarded a special commendation by the RAN’s Commander Submarine Force for dedication and innovation during the recent Black Carillion exercise.Building upon the existing six years of safe and successful operations, the new contract will incorporate the provision of Pressurised Submarine Escape Training, which will be delivered by JFD’s instructors at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Additional enhancements to the JFSRS will include the design and manufacture of an integrated hyperbaric capability, together with a comprehensive training and exercise programme which will sustain and grow the capability, further assuring the ability of the service to respond to a submarine in distress.[mappress mapid=”14330″]Press release, Image: James Fisher Defence View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Press release: Alun Cairns: “Wales’ cultural reputation has an enormous impact on our global standing”

first_imgENDS I am delighted to welcome those from all walks of Wales’ creative life to celebrate our famous culture in Gwydyr House. I’m proud to see every element of Welsh culture represented, from sport to tourism and the arts industry, both on stage and on screen. Each one of them plays a crucial role in putting Welsh talent on a pedestal for the world to see. Wales Week in London provides the opportunity to showcase Wales on an international stage, and it’s my role to ensure Welsh interests are represented across the UK and internationally. But I’m no expert in culture, and I encourage those present to think about how we can take the best of Wales to the rest of the world. My door is always open to hearing their ideas. Leading figures from Welsh cultural organisations will gather at the Wales Office in Westminster today (28 February) in celebration of the strength and diversity of Welsh culture.Guests from the worlds of broadcasting, arts and sports will join Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns and UK Government Ministers Stuart Andrew and Lord Bourne at an event in Gwydyr House.The Welsh Secretary is expected to call on those present to come up with inventive ways to showcase Wales’ talent across the world, in order to maintain the nation’s strong reputation in the fields of business, tourism and culture.Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns said:last_img read more