The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
Following the MMO’s prosecution of a person earlier this year who brushed past an MMO officer, making momentary contact with his shoulder, it is recommended that any physical contact with an MMO representative should be avoided.
100 years ago
In September 1917, a diver was engaged in an endeavour to find the body of Mrs Theobald, the wife of Major Theobald DSO of the RFA. Three people had been drowned when Mr Usher’s electric canoe, in which they were travelling, got into a weir near Boulter’s Lock and capsized. The party were returning from a dance at Skindle’s Hotel at Maidenhead and had gone for a moonlight trip up the River Thames.
150 years ago
On Christmas Eve 1867, submarine diver Patrick Collins, who was under the influence of drink, went to the Coastguard Station at Rock Island near Belfast. He asked to see Mr Bridger the Coastguard Officer. He wasn’t there at the time and Collins swore that he would kill him. He met Bridger on leaving the station and a fight ensued. Collins and his two sons were eventually taken before R B Hungerford Esq, the JP.