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South Korean Military Diver Dies on Sunken Warship

A diver has died while searching for survivors on the wreck of the Cheonan, which sank after an explosion last Friday. The current thinking is that the ship hit a North Korean mine, in disputed waters. Although the Defence Minister … Continue reading

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Pulau Aur rebreather death

Marcus Lim, a doctor in Singapore and a well-known underwater photographer died on a rebreather dive on the Seven Skies wreck at Pulau Aur in Malaysia. Some more information here and here.

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NZ diver almost drowns in weed

When we think of entanglement hazards in Hong Kong, we’re normally thinking about fishing nets, but a diver in Wellington got trapped in weeds at Owhiro Bay earlier today. He’s now in a serious condition in Wellington hospital. There is … Continue reading

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More on Ping Chau diver’s death

Yesterday SCMP had a story about the diver who died while diving off Ping Chau on Thursday night. He was part of a group of over 10 people who were staying in a rented house there and had been diving … Continue reading

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Diver dies at Tung Ping Chau

I’ve heard a report from one of the Chinese news websites that a diver died after diving at Tung Ping Chau last night. He was reported to have had trouble breathing and Marine Police were called. The incident happened at … Continue reading

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UK diver presumed lost off France

A British diver in his 60′s has been reported missing while diving the Empire Javelin, a D-Day landing vessel. The wreck is in 60 metres of water 22 miles north of Cherbourg. He was part of a group of divers … Continue reading

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Report into the Port Island fatality

I’ve just come across a report into the fatal accident off Port Island (Chek Chau / 赤洲) on 27 July 2008, where a diver was killed by a turning propellor. It was compiled by the Marine Accident Investigation Section of … Continue reading

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Divers body found

The body of the diver who went missing off Bluff Island has been found. This from the SCMP: “The body of Ho Hing-tung, 45, a paediatric doctor at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, who went missing while diving in Sai … Continue reading

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Carl Spencer dies on the Britannic

Carl Spencer, a highly regarded British diver, has died after suffering severe decompression sickness after a dive on the Britannic. He had been leading a National Geographic Society expedition to film the wreck. Apparently witnesses saw him suffering convulsions while … Continue reading

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Search to resume

Again, from SCMP’s brief section – “Search for diver to resume today A search for a diver who went missing on Sunday off Bluff Island in Sai Kung was suspended at 6.30pm yesterday and was to resume today. The man, … Continue reading

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Search for missing diver

Not got much detail on this, but the SCMP’s “In Brief” section has the following: “Rescuers search for missing diver A man in his 30s or 40s was reported missing after going diving at Ung Kong Wan in Sai Kung … Continue reading

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Night diver dies off Tseung Kwan O

According to the SCMP a 44 year old diver died while doing a night dive to catch fish with friends off Tseung Kwan O industrial estate on Monday night. Contrary to an initial report that I was told about yesterday … Continue reading

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