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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.

 

Kaitlyn Martin – Baytown, TX

Member Sponsor:  Neptune Underwater Services (USA), LLC

Trevor Monroe – Lakeland, FL

Member Sponsor:  Commercial Diving Academy

 
Interested in contributing to UnderWater magazine?

UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged.
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. and Team Seattle Guild at Children’s Hospital are a surprising combination at first glance, but when you look a little deeper the connection is easily formed. John Graham, Chief Strategic Officer of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has had a long relationship with Children’s, spanning more than 20 years. His first exposure to the magnificent work that Children’s is capable of began with the birth of his son who was a patient there. It continued along through the years with several children of Global employees being treated at the facility. Recently, an employee’s daughter even received a heart transplant performed by Dr. Gordon Cohen, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Co-Director, Heart Center and a motivator of Team Seattle. It is this intimate connection that has spurred Global’s commitment to Team Seattle sponsoring the construction of Children’s future Hybrid Surgery Suite.
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Remotely operated vehicles are to be used to survey the "jungle" of Caspian seabed as new pipelines are laid.

With the Caspian seabed a hazardous jungle of un-recorded old pipes and cables from the Soviet era, a Cougar XT ROV from Saab Seaeye is to become a vital investigative tool now that new pipelines are being laid.

Engineer Live
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Diver team says it has found Navy hero’s lost ship.

Divers say they have discovered the remains of the schooner Revenge, commanded by Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island on Jan. 9, 1811.

Military Times
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British Columbia, Canada — Over 25 shopping carts were pulled from the bottom of the First Street Dock in Tofino, British Columbia after being discovered by a local diver.

Marcel Theriault, Ceara Salvage Marine Services, was working for a local float plane company conducting an anchor inspection when he made the discovery.

Postmedia Network Inc.
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Freeport, Bahamas — Local resident and head of diving at UNEXSO, Cristina Zenato, has recently been advised that she will be inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame. The official induction of WDHOF Honorees is made annually at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Expo, which is held in March at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

The Bahamas Weekly
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Massawa, Eritrea — A total of 123 students graduated from the Massawa-based College of Science and Marine Technology with degrees and diplomas in the fields of Marine Science, Sea Farming, Marine Technology, Marine Engineering and Fishing.

AllAfrica Global Media
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Navy qualified divers perform a dive at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California to maintain their diver qualifications.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Martin L. Carey

San Diego Source
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If they are in waters as deep as some people fear, 4,000 metres (13,100 feet) or more, unmanned submersibles would be tested to their limits. Yet past disasters have led to advances in equipment, which does give hope for finding out what happened.

Ottawa Citizen
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University of Miami marine geology and geophysics student David Weinstein was the recipient of the 2010 Zale Parry Scholarship from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences presented by Zale Parry at a gala event at the Las Vegas Hilton.

PhysOrg.com
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
The EdgeTech 2400 Deep Tow systems provide high-resolution deep-sea surveys, using co-registered side scan sonar and sub-bottom imagery. Additionally, as of 2010, optional bathymetry data is available on these systems. Survey companies and research institutes use the EdgeTech Deep Tow systems to map pipe routes and to search for precious metals such as manganese nodules. The systems provide high quality three-dimensional images of the seafloor and subterranean layers.

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.
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Ahead of the forthcoming ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving, Revision 6 requirement, IMO directives and Class Requirements, Cal Dive International has begun a program to upgrade all Saturation Diving Systems with hyperbaric rescue capability. Utilizing the expertise of Arc Controls, the leading ASME/PVHO fabrication shop on the Gulf Coast, Cal Dive has already begun design and fabrication work on these systems. Utilizing key personnel and machinery, Arc Controls is constructing ASME/PVHO, ABS, Lloyds, and DNV compliant chambers/systems at their Mobile, Alabama facility. Coordinating onsite is a team of Cal Dive technicians working to make these systems ready for installation. Both Cal Dive and Arc Controls are committed to building "state-of-the-art" classed systems meeting today's requirements to be used anywhere in the world.

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.
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DOF Subsea AS’s subsidiary, the Aberdeen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea UK has been awarded multiple contracts with Saipem.

Cision Wire
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Subsea 7 SA, a seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry, has launched an offshore renewables division.

North American WindPower
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Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (FAIR) has been awarded a contract by Grinaker–LTA Construction Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria, a member of the Worley Parsons Group. The Fairstar semi-submersible vessel FJORD departed from its home port in Rotterdam on January 21 and is now sailing to a rendezvous point in the vicinity of the Chevron EGTL facility in Escravos, Nigeria. The total contract value is approximately USD 900 thousand and requires approximately six transportation/project days.

cDiver.net
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Subsea 7 S.A. (NASDAQ-GS: SUBC; Oslo Børs: SUBC) confirmed today the award of a contract valued at approximately $160 million to SapuraAcergy Sdn Bhd from PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd ("PTTEPAA") for the development of the Montara Development Project located in the southern Timor Sea approximately 690 km west of Darwin.

cDiver.net
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Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) announced today that it has executed agreements for its Helix Fast Response System (HFRS) to be named as a spill response resource for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in response to plans submitted by oil and gas producers with state and federal authorities.

cDiver.net
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BP announced that it has been awarded four deepwater offshore blocks in the Ceduna Sub Basin within the Great Australian Bight, off the coast of South Australia.

cDiver.net
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Xcite Energy announced that the 9/3b-6z well has been successfully suspended for potential future use as a production well, and the Ocean Nomad drilling rig is off hire from the Bentley field location.

cDiver.net
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France is the fourth largest wind energy market in Europe after Germany, Spain and Italy, but, perhaps surprisingly, up until now, none of its installed capacity has been located offshore.

cDiver.net
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REGULATORY NEWS
Abu Dhabi, UAE — The Federal National Council (FNC) approved the draft federal law on "maritime law" following a discussion and slight review of its 433 articles with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, Chairman of the National Transport Authority and Chairman of the National Media Council.

Emirates News Agency
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Are you looking for a manufacturer to supply Comanche ROVs in Angola? sub-Atlantic is a leading supplier of Comanche ROVs throughout Africa.

Their Comanche work-class electric ROV benefits from enhanced capabilities provided by a powerful control system, proportional work-class manipulator arms, tooling hydraulic system, survey interfaces and generous payload capacity.

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Featured Products:
Dive-Trak Pro consists of two parts. Divers mark targets with the ATT-400 transponder, then relocate the target up to 750 meters away using the DTI-300 interrogator. The system provides range and bearing to the target, allowing relocation to within 1 meter.

Sea Technology Magazine
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Tekmar Subsea manufactures a wide range of pipeline repair clamps and pipeline connectors. Tekmar Subsea is also a world leader in the production of subsea sealing solutions for j-tubes, either with diver installation or ROV activation.

Offshore-Technology.com
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A former coast guard vessel in British Columbia, Canada is being refitted with hybrid electric propulsion in order to perform research duties.

Fuel Cell Today
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