The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
The ‘rules’ of the Marine Management Organisation as applied to diving projects have been described as “brainless”. Brainless rules may be described as follows:
Dictionary.com: mentally weak; foolish; witless; stupid.
Roget’s Thesaurus: … dumb; asinine; silly; inept; inane; senseless; idiotic; crazy; daft; insane; cockeyed; screwy; wacky; loony; injudicious; irrational; ill-judged; ill-contrived; misadvised; misguided; unintelligent …
Yup, that fits.
100 years ago
The Times sadly recorded on 19 October 1916 that Stanley Henry Cadman, 29 years old and a dockyard diver in Chatham Dockyard, was suffocated because of “the air pipe of his diving dress becoming choked”.
150 years ago
In October 1866, the public were being entertained on a daily basis at the site of the old Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames in London where helmeted divers were hard at work removing the old stone piers and placing the huge new stones for the new bridge. An observer described how the divers surfaced “with little eyes blinking for light and the little mouths gasping for beer”.