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FOX INDUSTRIES, INC.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
February 22 - 24, 2011

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Ben Miller – acknowledging Ben Miller’s significant contributions to the commercial diving industry, specifically as a world-renowned helmet, mask, harness, and weight belt manufacturer.

Tom Angel – significant contributions to the commercial diving industry, specifically as one of the founding members of the Association of Diving Contractors and being instrumental in the introduction of saturation diving to the Gulf of Mexico. Participation in "Project 600" demonstrated the practicality of saturation diving as it applies to the oil field, as well as setting a world record for open sea diving at the time.

Joe Sanford – acknowledging the groundbreaking formation of the first Gulf Coast Diving Contractor that carried insurance, Sanford Brothers Diving, as well as the formation of Morgan City Rentals.

 
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It was decided to ask for the support of our industry as a whole, given the significance of Dan Wilson's lifelong work. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about creating a special display with Purisima to supplement existing diving and early offshore oil industry exhibits.

All of us were excited about the possibility of ADCI membership sponsoring this unique display that will honor our industry and a man who dared to "think outside of the box." Additionally, the display will be a significant representation of ADCI and commercial diving for tourists and visitors at the museum.
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
An autopsy is planned today for a diver who died after cleaning the hull of a ship offshore from Galveston, authorities said.

Matt Smock, 30, of Houston, was found unresponsive Saturday afternoon after he dove from an offshore service boat to clean the hull of a ship about 10 miles offshore.

Crews aboard the King Arthur, a commercial diving vessel, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him until the service boat docked at Pier 9 in Galveston.

Smock was taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch, and was pronounced dead at 1:37 p.m., according to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office.

The case is under investigation by the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit in Texas City.
Source: The Houston Chronicle
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The U.S. Military has acquired six upgraded licenses of the latest underwater situational awareness technology for supporting Clearance Diving and Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Forces. The software known as SeeTrack Military or COIN (Common Operator Interface Navy – specifically tailored for the US Navy EOD), was developed by Scottish-based software company, SeeByte.
Source: Seadiscovery.com
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"At 1142 hours, 264 Squadron was ordered to take off and patrol Dover, to intercept enemy bombers." So begins a typically terse and understated British Royal Air Force Fighter Command Combat report posted on August 26, 1940, in the midst of what was to become known as the "Battle of Britain." Operating briefly out of RAF Hornchurch, near London, 264 Squadron flew Boulton-Paul Defiant turret-armed fighters, airplanes that would be relegated exclusively to night operations just days after this particular sortie.
Source: Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
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Ligabue, a provider of management capabilities for catering and hospitality services on work camps, remote sites, offshore platforms and large barges worldwide, has released a free white paper on the Offshore-Technology website.
Source: Net Resources International
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The U.S. Navy is looking to apply passive RFID technology to its unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) applications, reports Military & Aerospace.
Source: RFIDNews
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Subsea commercial diver is perhaps one of the most unknown professions available but this highly skilled vocation is one of the highest remunerated professions today with daily rates in Brunei reaching US$700.
Source: Borneo Bulletin
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Naval Academy students contribute to STEM outreach in many different ways. One of the largest methods of engaging K-12 students in STEM is through SeaPerch, an innovative program in which students learn engineering principles by building remotely operated vehicles.
Source: Armed with Science
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2010 has passed out, seen as the year of great successes with lots of changes and big renovations in many fields of life including society, economics, entertainment, sports, especially technology. From electric cars to solar-powered planes and giant turbines, such advanced products have greatly contributed into the world\'s green technology development. As to be known that green technology is the application of the environmental science to protect natural resources and environment, limiting the negative impacts from people. Green technologies of 2010 in the article are among the most outstanding environmental technology products promoting sustainable development.
Source: EzineMark.com
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Fresh calls have been made to remove an "eyesore" fishing vessel stuck on rocks off the Buchan coast five years after she came to grief.
Source: The Press and Journal
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
US marine seismic acquisition equipment maker Bolt Technology (NASDAQ:BOLT) said it has acquired San Diego-based underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems manufacturer SEABOTIX for an undisclosed sum.
Source: Quote.com
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Aberdeen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea UK has secured a contract with Technip. The award is for the provision of a Light Construction Vessel in the North Sea and is worth approximately £8 million.
Source: OilVoice
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Skagerrak 4 project will create a fourth interconnector between Denmark and Norway providing an additional 700 MW of capacity to increase the exchange of environmentally-friendly power with other countries through the common Nordic electric power market.
Source: cdiver.net
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Dana Petroleum, the operator of the Cormoran-1 exploration well in Mauritania, in which Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) is a 16.20% partner, today issued the following press release.
Source: cdiver.net
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HARTE GOLD CORP. ("Harte") (TSX VENTURE:HRT)(FRANKFURT:H4O) announced today the final results from the Phase One drill program on the newly discovered Wolf Zone. Each of the 28 holes drilled under the program hit the mineralized zone defining a 600 meter strike length and outlining a small gold deposit adding to the mineral inventory of the Sugar Zone Property.
Source: cdiver.net
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Hardy Oil and Gas plc (LSE: HDY), the oil and gas exploration and production company focused in India, today provides an update on the drilling of the KG-D9-B3 well, the second exploratory well on the Company’s D9 (KG-DWN-2001/1) exploration license.
Source: cdiver.net
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Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has signed a 180 million Euro turnkey contract with Fingrid Oyj and Elering OÜ, the electricity transmission system operators in Finland and Estoniat, respectively, to construct a second DC (Direct Current) power link, EstLink 2, between the two countries.
Source: cdiver.net
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Aker Solutions has won a contract to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new deepwater drillship. The contract value is approximately USD 100 million.
Source: cdiver.net
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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won several orders collectively worth $42 million to provide power supply infrastructure and equipment for several floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. The vessels will produce crude oil off the coast of Brazil; they will be operated by several oil and gas producers, with Petrobras as the end customer. The orders were booked during the third quarter.
Source: cdiver.net
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REGULATORY NEWS
IMO (International Maritime Organization) mandates that all new ships to be delivered from 2012 and all ships operating on the seas from 2017 must have ballast water treatment system installed. Driven by international regulations, the market for ballast water treatment system is predicted to grow to over $30b.
Source: Maritime Reporter
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Life Support Engineering, a commercial diving equipment manufacturing company based in Aberdeen has recently changed the design of its popular diving glove, the Hot Crabbers.
Source: Your Subsea News
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BlueView delivered a new sonar to Hydroid as part of an Atlas Elektronik UK project for the UK Ministry Of Defense. The Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD) project, conducted on behalf of the Defense Equipment and Support Programs and Technology Group, is designed to enable the MoD to understand the capabilities that recent commercial and military UUV technology maturity could bring to future MCM operations.
Source: Seadiscovery.com
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