Martin Sampson of Anglesey Divers has advised on social media that his primary oxygen therapy kit was been stolen from the back of his car in Holyhead, North Wales. The theft took place overnight and was discovered this morning, Sunday 16 December 2018.
The kit was contained in a bag that looks exactly the same as the bag above.
This is life saving equipment
“This set has already saved the life of one man“, stated Martin Sampson. “Please be aware that if you are offered it, or try to use it without necessary training, you can do a an awful lot of harm with it, both medically and generally it can be a major fire hazard in the wrong hands. It is useless to anyone else because I am probably the only person in the UK with spare parts to service it.”
If you have any information relating to this stolen Oxygen Kit please email Martin.
Andrew Foch, a senior specialist for the Hyperbaric Services, participated in a technical diving expedition to the South China Sea primarily to dive several deep World War Two wrecks.
During the expedition, diving practices and diver health were observed, and a diver health survey was completed by six of the seven divers at the end of each diving day.
The survey showed a slight worsening of health scores during the first half of the expedition, which then returned to baseline levels. However, no diver reached a health score of a level (six) associated with clinical decompression sickness (DCS) in a previous study. No clinical DCS was detected or treated; however, a high level of pre-existing musculoskeletal complaints prevalent in this group made clinical diagnosis difficult for marginal symptoms. A high proportion (50%) of divers reported symptoms consistent with pulmonary and ocular oxygen toxicity.
The use of closed-circuit rebreathers for 74 dives in the depth range of 50 to 70 metres’ sea water, with total dive time 100.4 hours, was associated with few technical problems for a suitably trained and experienced group of technical divers.
Andrew Foch’s report can be found here.