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Fox Industries, Inc.
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There are substantial differences between the 5th and current 6th editions. Please take time to note all of the changes and additions to:
• Operational and equipment requirements
• Diving personnel medical training requirements
• Diving personnel certification requirements
• Checklist and audit protocols


Implementation of Certification and Equipment Requirements
Except where noted, all new certification and equipment requirements will take effect immediately. Noted changes to take effect after formal adoption of this document will be annotated by a superscript (1, 2, or 3) after the stated requirement.

The legend for the superscript is as follows:
1 – Compliance required after 6 months from 7 July 2011
2 – Compliance required after 12 months from 7 July 2011
3 – Compliance required after 24 months from 7 July 2011

Preview the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations 6th edition on the ADCI website.  A "read only" version can be found at www.adc-int.org.

 
Since 2005, your association has inducted selected nominees into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. These individuals are nominated from all walks of life and represent men and women who have made a recognized and lasting contribution to commercial diving throughout their lifetime.
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The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame was established in 2004 with the first inductees being those persons who had previously received either the John B. Galletti or Tom Devine Memorial Awards. The Hall of Fame is intended to "recognize and honor individuals whose dedication and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a life time of dedication." Prior inductees and short biographies are available on the ADCI Website at www.adc-int.org.
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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. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Crofton Industries hosted former governor and candidate Mitt Romney’s endorsement for President from Michele Bachman on May 3, 2012 at its headquarters in Portsmouth, Va. Crofton Industries was asked by Romney’s campaign to host this significant and national endorsement event due to the company’s long standing history as a force in the Port of Hampton roads Virginia, and the significance of businesses such as Crofton Industries that represent free enterprise and entrepreneurship and what they mean to the United States.

The theme of the addresses of Representative Bachman, our Virginia governor Bob McDonald and Mitt Romney was that of energy and the need for independence from foreign markets and how his campaign will focus upon relaxing regulatory restrictions which currently shackle our ability as a nation to move forward toward energy independence and jobs.

It was a national campaign event and it was very impressive in the way that the former governor and candidate engaged with the some 600 people who were present at the facility.
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As the United States finds itself with abundant natural gas supply and growing domestic oil production, the phrase ‘energy independence’ has become the new buzzword of politicians and oil and gas industry officials.
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Eric Roth is a different sort of person, in many ways – and very good role model for young people contemplating jobs in offshore oil and gas.
Dream #1: He would somehow work every job there was on oil and gas rigs while still in his 20′s, learning the various trades as much as possible before he decided on one for long term.
Dream #2: Save his money, also very different for people that age.
Dream #3: Go to all sorts of technical classes, despite having to pay his own way. And voila!
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A leading subsea trials and training centre has welcomed back a former student who is now a leading industry expert, more than thirty years after he qualified on the saturation closed bell mixed gas course.
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Chinese scientists will attempt the world’s deepest manned submersible dive by going 7,000 metres in the Pacific Ocean between mid-June and early July.
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Commercial deep-sea mining by China of polymetallic nodules that contain copper, nickel and cobalt among other key minerals, can begin as early as 2030, according to the former head of the State Oceanic Administration. "With the improvement in deep-sea technology, metal resources under the ocean can be explored and mined within 20 years," said Sun Zhihui.
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Kenya is on the brink of building Africa's first underwater museum, which will be dedicated to studying marine life and shipwrecks. Designs of the proposed museum, which is expected to be open in 2014, have already begun with the help of US architects and a budget for construction costs is being discussed at government level.
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Researchers from the U.S. Navy have started to explore a rare Curtiss SB2C Helldiver wreck from the 1940s that was found in December off the Florida coast. "I really feel like, finally, we're going to find out who belonged to that airplane and if somebody is in it," said diver Randy Jordan, who discovered the wreck, to the local KPLC News. "I was starting to lose hope we were going to find out too much about it. It's in 185 feet of water." A data plate was recovered from the airplane's tail on Thursday, which may lead to a positive identification of the aircraft and help to uncover details about the final flight and the fate of the crew.
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Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Australia’s government on Sunday said it has awarded 12 new petroleum exploration permits for off the coast of Western Australia and Victoria state. Among the eight companies to win the permits–the tender process received 46 bids–are BHP Billiton, Bass Strait Oil Company, WHL Energy and Woodside Petroleum.
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At a workshop to show the eThekwini municipality’s plan to partner US HAE (Hydro Alternative Energy) in building a R 155 million sea-power project off the KwaZulu-Natal coast, scientists said that the research and technological knowledge were available in their country, reported the Iol
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Technip was awarded by Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) two subsea contracts in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, worth a total amount of €105 million.
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Singapore, May 28, 2012 - Manufacturing, engineering and distribution company Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia (JJSEA) today announced its strategic entry into the offshore and marine sector, having signed a purchase and sale agreement with Halcyon Investment Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire 100% of Halcyon Offshore Pte Ltd. The acquisition is the latest step in JJSEA’s ambitious expansion strategy in the region. Offshore and Marine Services will become JJSEA’s eighth business unit.
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Nord Stream started today the first of two all-important underwater tie-ins of its second gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea. In this complex two-week-long offshore operation, two of the pipeline's three sections will be joined together 80 metres underwater inside a hyperbaric welding habitat on the seabed off the coast of Finland, informs BC Nord Stream’s press service.
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Singapore, May 28, 2012 - Manufacturing, engineering and distribution company Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia (JJSEA) today announced its strategic entry into the offshore and marine sector, having signed a purchase and sale agreement with Halcyon Investment Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire 100% of Halcyon Offshore Pte Ltd. The acquisition is the latest step in JJSEA’s ambitious expansion strategy in the region. Offshore and Marine Services will become JJSEA’s eighth business unit.
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Statoil has awarded contracts for new light well intervention (LWI) vessels. These "category A" units will contribute to increased recovery from Statoil’s approximately 500 operated subsea wells on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
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DIVE COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
REGULATORY NEWS
Following oil slicks that devastated European coasts in the past decade, the Commission is taking further action to improve maritime safety by preventing accidents and pollution and better controlling their effects. Its proposals also seek to enhance passenger and crew safety against the risks of accidents and terrorist attacks.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Aquabotix, a marine technology company bringing the accessibility of consumer electronics products to the complex world of underwater video, today announced the availability of the Aquabotix HydroView, an affordable and easy-to-use remote-operated underwater vehicle that instantly beams a high definition video back to the surface. Controlled wirelessly with an iOS tablet, smartphone or any laptop, the HydroView shoots full 1080p HD video and still images, while users intuitively navigate the depths simply by tilting the wireless device and controlling speed and video commands via the touch screen.
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Supply of CL Series Underwater LED Lights – Exhibiting at Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2012 Exhibition
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