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FOX INDUSTRIES, INC.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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


At the UI Awards Dinner, Global Industries matched each scholarship award with an additional $2500.00 for each recipient.  This makes the total award for each Scholarship recipient $6500.00.  On behalf of this year’s ADCI Scholarship recipients, the Association is extremely grateful for Global Industries generous contribution.

 
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, who developed the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus — scuba gear — while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1930s and '40s, died Feb. 11 at a retirement home in Newtown, Pa. He was 93.
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Commander Lionel Crabb, a.k.a. Buster Crabb, was an experienced and talented diver that served during WWII as a Royal Navy frogman. While acting as a spy diver for the British Special Intelligence Service, he disappeared into the Portsmouth Harbor and was presumably never seen alive again. His body was reportedly found some time after his disappearance. However, some people believe that Buster survived whatever ordeal caused his disappearance.
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According to Joe Beck of Armstrong Marine, the boat, which is one of three the company is building for the Navy, is a dive-assist boat that will be used as a platform to make in-water repairs to fast-attack submarines and guided-missile submarines attached to the 5th Fleet.
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With about 120 pounds of gear on their backs, the wetsuit-clad divers knew they must react quickly. Only moments after learning an explosion in the Savannah harbor had sunk a boat, law enforcement divers submerged and began their search.
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The shipyard issued a release officially announcing the re-floating of Big Blue. The shipyard credits the salvage companies Resolve Marine Group and Heger Dry Dock for getting big blue up and floating again.
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Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are done spending valuable time heading out to sea on routine monitoring missions, and they have the autonomous underwater robot to prove it. A team of marine researchers there has developed what they are calling the Gulper automatic underwater vehicle (AUV) that operates autonomously far out to sea, planning its own experiments and negotiating ocean depths without human input.
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
DOF ASA' subsidiary, the Aberdeen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea UK has secured a contract for Inspection, Repair and Maintenance Services in the Baobab field, West Africa which is worth approximately £1 million.
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Kongsberg has completed the world's longest multi-sensor AUV pipeline survey using one of its HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).
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Gulmar Offshore took delivery of the ‘Gulmar Atlantis’ on March 3, the first of two newbuild vessels from Hanjin Shipyard.
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A SUBSEA engineering and commercial diving company has invested £200,000 in new headquarters in Yorkshire as part of its ongoing expansion.
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Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc., a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Deep Marine Salvage ("DMS").
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FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) announced today that it has received a $125 million order from Petrobras (NYSE: PBR, PBRA), Brazil’s national oil company, to supply equipment for use in their oil and gas developments offshore Brazil.
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Infinera has been selected by MedNautilus to upgrade its subsea network for the speed of deployment and scalability of the Infinera submarine solution.
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Subsea 7 S.A. (NASDAQ-GS: SUBC; Oslo Børs: SUBC) announced today the award of an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract from Centrica Energy Upstream for the flowlines and subsea works on the Ensign Project, approximately 18km North West of the Audrey ‘A’ platform, located over Block 48/14 and 48/15 of the UK Sector of the North Sea. The contract is valued at approximately $60 million and is part of Subsea 7’s long-term partnership agreement with Centrica Energy Upstream.
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The order, worth 30 million Euros, includes cables, accessories and installation.
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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that its Fluor Offshore Solutions unit was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Woodside for the Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
The HUGIN 1000 Autonomous underwater vehicle - AUV is capable of performing high-speed surveys with excellent navigation and payload data quality down to a depth of 1000 meters.
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Salem, N.H. — L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. announced today the debut of its UUV 3500 high-resolution side scan sonar for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). The UUV 3500 was developed as a side scan sonar with the unprecedented benefit of an advanced bathymetry payload for the growing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) and UUV markets.
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The Seaborne Navigation System (SEANAV) hardware is fully qualified for at-sea operation and is the latest addition to Kearfott’s family of Monolithic Ring Laser Gyro (MRLG) based inertial quality pointing, stabilization, survey, and navigation devices for maritime applications. The SEANAV modular architecture provides maximum flexibility, offering selectable performance and future upgradability. A sophisticated Kalman filter allows for aiding from various onboard devices such as GPS, Sonar/Doppler, Speed Log Aid and Screwspeed. Typical applications include surface and subsurface vessels, remotely operated vehicles, and autonomously operated research/survey vehicles.
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Falcon DR as equipped for world class tunnel investigation solution. Fitted with Inertial Navigation System, Doppler Velocity Log, Didson multibeam imaging sonar, Scaning profiling sonar, Scaning imaging sonar, Digiquartz precision depth sensor, 2 ea auxhillary Pan, Tilt, Zoom cameras, 2 ea Auxillary Hallogen Lamps and added bouyancy modules. On the day this image was taken there was probably no more heavily equiped investigation class ROV in the world.
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