The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
Perplexed or confused. This is a condition found in personnel who are blind to bureaucracy and red tape. They are devoid of common sense and behave robotically, slavishly following meaningless ‘rules’. They are unconscious of their affliction and do not respond well to reasoning, often reverting to heavy-handed litigation to convince themselves of their hallucinations.
100 years ago
The Times reported in 1916 that the divers who had been working on the sunken steamer Connemara in Carlingford Lough, Northern Ireland, had managed to enter the cabin and other compartments but found no trace of any women. The steamer had been sunk by collision and it was concluded that 32 bodies had probably been swept out to sea.
150 years ago
The noted divers Messrs Gann and Hoult of Whitstable managed to raise the wreck of the Golconda sunk on Pan Sand in the Thames estuary. They ran eight chains under the hull and raised her with a tidal lift. They eventually towed the wreck ashore at Whitstable. It was found to be beyond repair and was later broken up.