Podcast 28, 24th September 2020. SUT CEO Steve Hall interviews Moya Crawford - who was the Society for Underwater Technology's first female Fellow - about her fascinating life in deepwater salvage & decommissioning. Moya literally 'ran away to sea' from the island of Foula age 17 with the man who became her husband, Alec Crawford, to salvage the wreck of the 'undiveable' White Star Liner 'Oeanic', and later they formed a successful salvage company Deep Tek. Moya speaks about her extraordinary life, some of the highlights of her involvement in salvage down to considerable depths, and later moving into the growing area of decommissioning. Sound advice too for young people thinking of entering the industry, and about how being a SUT member has benefited her networking and ability to learn and share ideas.
Today much of Deep Tek's work is based in Norway - find out more at www.deeptek.no and Moya also co-founded the D'Arcy Thompson Simulator centre which creates an immersive environment for high-tech collaboration.
Moya's excellent first book 'Deep Water' has been out of print for a while but can still be found online, ISBN 9780901281838. Alec Crawford has also just published his own book of salvage stories 'Treasure Islands: True Tales of a Shipwreck Hunter' ISBN 9781780276014
Find out more about SUT at www.sut.org , contact Steve Hall at [email protected] with any feedback or to offer to be recorded for a future interview. Thanks to Emily Boddy for creating the podcast artwork, and composing & performing the podcast theme music.