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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
HOUSTON -- Paradigm Flow Solutions has introduced Pipe-Pulse, a new technique designed to tackle restrictions and blockages in subsea pipelines.
Previously, these blockages have been addressed via expensive methods such as deploying a coiled tubing system from a rig into the pipeline, or via subsea interventions using an ROV or saturation divers.

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Underwater welding is becoming an increasingly demanded skill for a commercial diver to possess. While training to be an underwater welder can be a difficult and intensive course, once qualified – underwater welding can be an invaluable skill for a commercial diver to hold.
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Ice diving is a type of penetration diving where the dive takes place under ice. Because diving under ice places the diver in an overhead environment typically with only a single entry/exit point, it is considered an advanced type of diving requiring special training (although whether it constitutes technical diving is part of a wider debate within the diving community). Ice diving should not be attempted by anyone not trained (or in training) by a qualified instructor.
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Five Indian Navy Divers on board INS Nireekshak of Southern Naval Command have set a new national record for deep diving earlier this month.


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In a few months, a team of Irish and British scientists will boldly go where no man has gone before – to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.
WHAT SEA MONSTERS lurk in the pitch-black depths of the mid-Atlantic?
A team of Irish and British scientists will soon find out, and their efforts and discoveries will be filmed by National Geographic.

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It’s a big step up for middle school students who not too long ago probably outgrew Lego bricks as basic building material.
But here they were, scientifically-minded and mechanically-inclined students of Rockport Public Schools, ranging from grades 6-9, putting together an ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) which is designed to move underwater and help the youths perform scientific explorations.



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The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) announced that its search team has retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the mid-Atlantic in June 2009. This follows by one day the retrieval of the flight data recorder.


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An intrepid British photographer has travelled the world snapping pictures of the bizarre things lying on the sea bed.
Diving enthusiast Alex Mustard, 36, has made many strange discoveries while exploring beneath the water’s surface.

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J.D Neuhaus L.P.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Schilling Robotics, a company focused on subsea systems, announced the order for eight Heavy-Duty (HD) ROV systems from integrated offshore oil and gas solutions provider EMAS, the operating arm of Ezra Holdings Limited.
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IHC Merwede designs and constructs dive support vessels suitable for activities to a depth of 300m while Hytech designs the on board equipment required by these vessels.


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The Carbon Trust claims that the UK could capture a quarter of the global marine energy market, adding £76 billion to the UK economy and generating over 68,000 jobs.


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The Round Butte Dam Selective Water Withdrawal project saved thousands of fish by altering the water currents.
The project included fabricating and assembling five large steel structures—a selective-water bottom structure, a vertical steel conduit, a selective-water top structure, an access bridge and a fish transfer facility—that were then attached to an existing concrete intake 270 ft below the water's surface. Because the work had to be performed mainly at night when intakes were at their lowest and at difficult depths for divers, most of the excavation, drilling of the 300-ft-long, 30-in.-diameter rock sockets and installation of more than 1,100 lin. ft of pipe pile was done using remotely operated vehicles.


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Extra pairs of eyes – in this case mechanical – are watching out for safety lapses on floating platforms and rigs, according to Netherlands-based Top Side Offshore Technology.
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Naylor, LLC
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
According to the US Navy, barnacles and bio films can slow ships by an average of 10% due to added drag, which can add up to as much as a 40% increase in fuel consumption to counter that drag. But, an underwater robot with an adorable acronym name – Hull BUG – that can clean Navy ships is a new hope for reducing fuel consumption.
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Fast-growing oil & gas remote camera and video technology specialists EV has unveiled the industry’s first commercial wireless subsea camera at OTC in Houston.
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Ontario, Canada, April 11, 2011 - In December of 2010, Shark Marine Technologies Inc. of St.Catharines, Ontario, delivered a quantity of their Navigator, Diver-Held Sonar and Navigation Systems, to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN). The Navigators will be used by the RNLN clearance divers for VSW MCM and ship hull inspections as well as to assist local civilian authorities in searching for drowning victims and underwater criminal evidence.
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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.


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Aqua Lung America
Association of Diving Contractors International
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