In case you may not recognise Richard from his earlier pictures, most being taken over 35 years ago, below is an excerpt from his presentation at the 2019 Historical Diving Society Conference. The poster picture at the beginning of the video shows the impressive conference venue, Subsea 7’s high-tech headquarters in Sutton.
Are you curious about what happened to the JIM suit after 1986? well Richard was and is therefore in the process of carrying out some further research before the information fades into obscurity. So, with the invaluable help of those he has worked with, and anyone else willing to make a contribution, this website will hopefully reveal a bit more, watch this space! One mystery yet to be solved though is the whereabouts of JIM 19. As DIVERNET asks ‘Has anyone seen JIM?’.
In the time-honoured fashion of encouraging end-user testing (and then getting someone else to fix the problems) Richard is only too happy to receive requests for modifications or additions to this website ... before passing them over to the only person who would carry out the work for free!