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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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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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June 6-7, 2011


Sponsored by the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), this conference, "Wrecks of the World II: Evaluating and Addressing Potential Underwater Threats," will aim to provide an opportunity for an objective review and discussion of the current state of potentially polluting wrecks and to offer considerations to address the problem.
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Nathan Shaw had the daunting task of taking off his dive helmet and putting it back on while submerged in 28 feet of water. Shaw, a dive officer with the Long Beach Harbor Patrol Commercial Dive Unit, demonstrated his aquatic skill Sunday in the 186,000 gallon Blue Cavern tank at the Aquarium of the Pacific in front of curious spectators.
Contra Costa Times
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While local fishermen gawk at large fishing trawlers laying like beached whales in parking lots, roads and a gutted port area, U.S. Navy divers have begun operations to locate and move sunken ships to clear a channel and open the vital port to aid deliveries.
The Washington Times
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Twenty-one teams of students from around the region will compete to see which team can stop a mock leaking oil well first using remotely operated underwater vehicles they have built themselves.
The Creative Coast
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The Singapore and Indonesian navies are co-hosting the 4th Western Pacific Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) and Diving Exercise (DIVEX).

More than 1,000 personnel and 15 ships from 16 navies will be participating in the two exercises, which will be conducted in the Singapore Strait and the waters off the Indonesian island of Pulau Bintan.

The Defence Ministry said this year's exercises will, for the first time, feature multilateral information sharing and the deployment of unmanned water vehicles.

More than 40 medical practitioners from ten countries are also meeting to discuss the topics of military diving and hyperbaric medicine.
Channel News Asia
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The Alantic Wind Connection filing in December was the start of a process intended to result, in due course, in the full exploitation of the region's offshore wind potential. It was first aired publically in October last year. The prospective trunk will stretch from New Jersey to Virginia and enable up to 6,000 MW of wind power to be built out of sight from land. Independent transmission company Trans-Elect is developing the project, expected to cost about $5 billion.
Utility Products
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The underwater inspection of the Mullaiperiyar dam has been suspended following the malfunction of the Remote Operated Vehicle, which was expected to scan the walls of the dam under water, using the sophisticated cameras.
Expressbuzz
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A diver who looked at the hull of the Showboat Branson Belle on Tuesday morning said he didn't see any major damage. Justin Scherf, diver for Pro-Dive Inc., who was hired by Herschend Enterprises, said visibility was good and that, despite some scratches, the hull was in good shape. The U.S. Coast Guard will review the high-definition video footage Scherf filmed during his dive to determine if the vessel is cleared to cruise again.
Springfield News-Leader
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Technip was awarded an installation contract, worth more than €20 million, by EOG Resources United Kingdom Limited, for the development of the Conwy field, located in the East Irish Sea.
cDiver.net
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As part of its continuous process to improve quality, the Professional Diving Academy, based in Dunoon, Scotland, has recently been accredited by the British Accreditation Council. This extremely prestigious recognition demonstrates that PDA standards of management, training, and student welfare fully comply with, and indeed in many cases exceed, the very high standards set by the British Accreditation Council. It is a testament to the quality of the Academy that this accreditation was successfully achieved at its first attempt.
cDiver.net
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
Gulmar Offshore took delivery on March 3, 2011 of the "Gulmar Atlantis"—the first of its two new-build vessels from the Hanjinshipyard in Busan, South Korea. These latest generation Diving/ROV Support Vessels each have an 18-man, 300-m-rated diving system with twin diving bells and twin18-man self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats.
Poten & Partners
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Pommec in the UK has announced that, having been appointed as an official supplier of Seabotix ROVs in 2010, it has now also teamed up with Saab Seaeye.
Offshore Shipping Online
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Specialist Subsea Services Ltd. (S3), a provider of ROV and survey services to the international energy industry, has announced a seven-figure acquisition of two new ROV systems to expand its work class fleet.
Offshore Shipping Online
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Leading offshore service solutions provider, Global Industries, Ltd. announced that LLOG Deepwater Development Company, L.L.C. awarded the company a project to undertake the installation of a deepwater subsea development in the Gulf of Mexico. Scheduled to begin in May, the project will take place in Blocks MC 503/547.
International Business Times
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Maersk Oil announced today that the appraisal well 22/25a-10z in the high pressure high temperature (HPHT) Culzean discovery has confirmed the presence of a significant hydrocarbon accumulation.
cDiver.net
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Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that a subsidiary has exercised its first option with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. ("HHI") for the construction of an additional ultra-deepwater drillship, the third such drillship to be ordered this year subject to the parties executing a definitive construction contract that is expected to occur within the next week.
cDiver.net
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GE (NYSE: GE) is pleased to announce that another significant milestone has been reached in its strategic acquisition of Wellstream Holdings PLC. This morning, Wellstream announced that the listing of its ordinary shares ("Wellstream's Shares") on the Official List had been cancelled and Wellstream's shares ceased to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange as of 8 a.m. (London time).
cDiver.net
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
C-Tecnics, subsea electronics manufacturer of Aberdeen, have introduced the CT3012 Mini Underwater Camera to its product line. The C-Tecnics CT3012 Miniature Underwater Camera has been designed for shallow water inspection operations where small size, low cost and excellent video quality are required.
cDiver.net
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Jee recently performed a conceptual design study for National Grid on the feasibility of a new pipeline transporting carbon dioxide from industrial emitters in the east of England to a proposed storage site in the southern North Sea. The release of CO2 into the atmosphere is a continuing problem in this country and around the world. However, advancements in carbon capture, transportation and storage within the UK are beginning to offer achievable solutions, and Jee is proud to have contributed to this ongoing environmental challenge.
Subsea World
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A wireline conveyance tool that provides major cost savings to the oil and gas industry has been used in the UK North Sea for the first time.
Subsea World
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Savante are the leading subsea laser inspection, laser measurement and laser scanning specialists in the offshore oil and gas sector, with applications in positioning, measurement, corrosion management, damage assessment and communications.
Subsea World
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Novacavi has recently designed and developed a special cable for physical parameter measurement in sea water. It is a special cable configuration for subsea application to be positioned and suspended for simultaneous detection of water temperature at different depths. Its peculiar construction is made by the insertion of small sensors inside connected in a one single body result.
Subsea World
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