MMC Diving Services

"Since 1964"

24 hour Emergency Line: 01983 864 330

  • Drilling, cutting, burning, welding and breaking equipment, inspection, testing and surveying equipment, Cardox rock, concrete material breaking and blasting system, maintenance, construction and demolition, support vessels, boats and barges, grouting and concreting, breakout and replacement, thickness NDT, tanks and ships, interpretive report writing on any survey or inspection.

  • We have a 55 foot barge, accommodation for a full dive team and welfare facilities on board which include a galley, office, shower and heads with a purpose built drying room. One hull is a workshop with storage space.

    Self sufficient with a 52 kva 3 phase generator and available to rent. Please contact us for further information.

  • We strive at all times to maintain our excellent safety record and our goal for all projects is to have no incidents or accidents to our personnel, co-workers or the public at large, protecting not just ourselves but the reputation of our clients.

  • We develop lasting relationships by exceeding expectations. We operate as both main contractors and as specialist sub-contractors and would be pleased to discuss or tender for any marine civil engineering related projects that you are involved with.


    MMC are specialist providers of access engineering solutions including rescue, rope access and confined space works. The combination of these services allows MMC to offer innovative solutions to various challenging tasks, often in hazardous and difficult working conditions.

    We believe that it is our commitment to safety and innovation, as well as our multi-skilled personnel.

  • Although we provide services to most marine industries our core activities and specialist skills are concentrated in six key sectors:

    • Renewable energy
    • Submarine cables
    • Marine civil engineering
    • Water and waste water
    • Defence, construction and demolition
  • We aim to provide the very best service available. We love what we do and this is transparent in our work and your results.

    MMC has a range of hydraulic, pneumatic tools and burning, welding equipment available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • We would welcome clients to visit our facilities to reassure themselves of our capabilities and to appreciate our total commitment to their requirements.

  • Our equipment is maintained to a very high standard in our own workshops and is subject to our stringent in-house, planned maintenance procedures carried out by our skilled technicians.

    All maintenance, logs, inventories and certificates are networked, uploaded and viewable on every site.

  • We operate as both main contractors and as specialist sub-contractors and would be pleased to discuss or tender for any marine civil engineering related projects that you are involved with.


Project: Salvage of 100 tonne fishing vessel in Blackpool "MV Colline"

Client: Adler and Allan Environmental Response

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 weeks

Date posted: 25-03-2020

MMC supplied a seven man dive team to undertake the removal of the wreck "MV Colline" (a wooden fishing vessel), estimated to be approximately 80 tonne. The dive team had to raise her into a position where she could be dewatered alongside the quay, she was then pumped out, the lift bags removed and towed to a nearby slipway and demolished. The reason for sinking was unknown at the time but it was thought that water entered through damaged or rotten planks.

Adler and Allan environmental oil response teams attended the site 24/7 with a spill boom containment curtain deployed, a gully sucker and pumps. Our priority during the lift was to reduce wherever possible the environmental impact from leaking diesel.

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Project: Narrow Boat Salvage in Nottingham

Client: Boats Ltd

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Date posted: 25-03-2020

During February's heavy flooding a narrowboat broke its moorings and wedged itself across the entrance of a listed bridge, causing the closure of the river for a month, MMC's team of divers undertook the recovery.

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Project: Three Small Salvages in one week

Client: Cowes Harbour Commission & Le Boat

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 1 week

Date posted: 10-12-2019

In the space of a week MMC Divers were called out to attend three separate salvage operations, a Sunsail 40' charter yacht in the Solent, a fishing boat in Cowes river that sunk on its mooring, and a 50' cabin cruiser that sank in Oxford on the Thames.

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Project: Salvage of a 270 tonne Fishing Vessel

Client: Clarkson's

Project: Salvage of a 270 tonne Fishing Vessel

Principle Contractor: Multraship & Adler and Allan

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 weeks

Date posted: 12-04-2016

Isle of Wight divers, MMC Diving Services, complete the salvage of the 270 tonne French fishing vessel, the Saint Christophe 1, in Dartmouth.

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Project: MMC Divers Undertake Isle of Wight Wreck Removal

Client: Cowes Harbour Commission

Principle Contractor: Kingston Marine Services

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 2 days

Date posted: 20-11-2015

A private owner lost his world when his home sank in Cowes River on the Isle of Wight. Mv Malbuhay an old wooden vessel sank in 5.0 meters of water on its moorings, the hull had rotten beyond repair, thankfully nobody was aboard at the time.

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Project: Esso Oil Refinery Tug Salvage

Client: Solent Towage Ltd

Contractor: MMC Diving Services & RS Divers

Duration: 6 days

Date posted: 12-04-2015

Esso Oil Refinery Tug Salvage in Southampton Water.

MMC Diving Services respond to urgent Southampton VTS call following trapped crew member in upturned vessel.

IOW MMC Diving Services and RS Divers completed the salvage of the sunken tug Asterix.

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Project: Salvage of Mv Marksman

Client: Royal Solent Yacht Club

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 days

Date posted: 27-10-2014

MMC Divers rapid response to sunken vessel "Mv Marksman", the Royal Solent Yacht Clubs committee vessel which sank on her mooring overnight, outside Yarmouth harbour on the Isle of Wight.

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Project: Mv Kahu Cowes Harbour Salvage

Client: Private

Contractor: Lloyds Insurers

Duration: 9 days

Date posted: 15-11-2013

Mv Kahu a £3.2M luxury yacht weighing approximately 130 tonnes has sunk at its mooring on the Isle of Wight after being destroyed by fire. Crews spent 10 hours tackling the blaze, which sent plumes of black smoke into the air above East Cowes.

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Project: Stricken boat in seabed salvage

Client: Private Owner

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 Days

Date posted: 17-04-2013

MMC Salvage experts put in a titanic effort to raise the Sea Raider.

Island based dive team MMC salvage sunken vessel Sea Raider, which was lying in 25m of water on the edge of the main shipping channel in to Southampton.

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Project: Boomerang A Salvage

Client: Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Contractor: Hayling Yacht Company

Duration: 1 day survey and 2 days salvage

Date posted: 11-01-2013

MMC Diving Services surveyed Boomerang A in chilly conditions and low visibility. They then formulated a plan to right her.

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Project: Salvage Royal Yacht the Squadron

Client: Private

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 days

Date posted: 20-08-2012

During a strong northerly storm, 5 of the Royal Yacht Squadron Darings went down on their moorings. MMC Diving Services designed and fabricated a steel frame to put under the hull so as not to damage these fragile boats when lifting and towing back ashore.

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