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The ADCI announces its Annual 30 Day Public Comment Period for submittal of proposed revisions to the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6th Ed.).

The ADCI encourages all industry stakeholders to submit their proposed revisions to the Consensus Standards.  To submit revisions go to and link on to ADCI Consensus Standards 30 Day Review 2012.


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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

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
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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. 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.
Tropical Storm Ernesto hugged the southern coast of the Bay of Campeche as it moved slowly through Mexico’s oil-production hub toward landfall near Coatzacoalcos, the National Hurricane Center said.
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China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (CSIC), one of the two largest shipbuilding conglomerates in China, said Wednesday that the company is developing a manned submersible that can dive to a depth of 4,500 meters.
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Divers in Tonga have discovered the wreck of a vessel said to be a historic pirate ship containing a legendary hoard of sunken treasure.
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The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) have launched a special awards competition for marine science projects conducted at the high school and undergraduate college levels. The aim is to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through sound environmental practices, to raise awareness of the art and science of marine salvage, and to promote careers in the salvage and maritime industries
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The research foundation looking for the wreck of the famous revolutionary war ship Bonhomme Richard is at it again. A U.S. Navy oceanographic ship is headed for the North Sea off the coast of Britain this week for another attempt at locating the remains of a warship commanded by U.S. naval hero John Paul Jones in an epic 1779 sea battle. Jones’s ship was badly damaged and sank 36 hours after it defeated and captured the H.M.S. Serapis, a much more powerful Royal Navy frigate. Historians and marine archaeologists have been hunting for the wreck for years.
The U.S. Military Sealift Command’s oceanographic survey ship, the U.S.N.S. Henson, is enroute to the North Sea. It will be joined later by a French Navy mine hunter vessel. There will be divers aboard the French ship to dive on any wreck sites uncovered.
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The world’s last underwater research laboratory could be shut down for good, lacking a few million dollars in federal funding.
The Aquarius Reef Base — part of the National Undersea Research Program, a deep-water study program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) for the past 20 years — has provided a unique and invaluable environment for everything from marine biology research to the testing of new technologies. Recently, the base even hosted astronauts simulating an asteroid mission, the lab’s 16th collaboration with NASA.
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Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
ROVOP, a supplier of remotely operated vehicles to the offshore oil and gas and renewable sectors, has secured £60,000 in public sector funding from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International.
The cash boost is intended to help Aberdeenshire-based ROVOP to explore international business growth opportunities and to undertake business improvement activities. Specifically, the money will enable the company to hire a manager for international business development opportunities.
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Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore is leading the way in saturation diving safety in the North Sea after recently carrying out fully successful evacuation trials.
The trials involved mating a Self Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat (SPHL) from the company’s Diving Support Vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, to a Portable Hyperbaric Reception Facility onshore.
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Forum Subsea Technologies, a business line of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) is pleased to announce the completed deployment and successful operation of the new Perry T-1200 Trencher for Canyon Offshore, a subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group.
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KD Marine, specialists in commercial diving for the offshore oil and gas industry, has completed a subsea engineering contract for work on the Sevan Hummingbird Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in the North Sea. KD Marine was awarded the seven-figure contract by energy services provider Wood Group PSN to supply subsea engineering services to carry out repairs to the vessel s fairleads. The FPSO, operated by Wood Group PSN on behalf of the vessel owner Teekay Petrojarl, and field operator Centrica, is positioned in the Chestnut field, central North Sea, at the time of the work.
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The next Marine Technology Society Houston Section luncheon will be held on August 23 and will feature a presentation by Paul Jones, Manager of Chevron’s Subsea Unit. Chevron has one of the largest deepwater portfolios in the oil & gas industry. Its portfolio is globally distributed and complex in terms of environment and reservoir deliverability. Developing the critical technologies and the engineering capabilities to deliver and operate this asset base will be a key focus for Chevron over the next five years.
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Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CDOC) is pleased to announce that following extensive and successful trials, Fugro Chance in Houston, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana have purchased and rented a number of Coda Octopus real-time patented sonars, the Echoscope®, which have now been delivered.
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Norwegian survey and positioning specialists, iSURVEY Group AS, has chosen to invest in a SPRINT (Subsea Precision Reference Inertial Navigation Technology) system from Sonardyne International to support its ROV surveys and deep water marine construction activities.
The purchase follows trials of the system in the North Sea during which SPRINT was subjected to a detailed technical appraisal and was shown to deliver immediate cost savings and major operational benefits.
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Seastream FloCalculator integrated flow metering is now offered on digital Seastream flow meters. The built-in flow meter removes complexity and provides outstanding accuracy via direct flow measurement output. This gives both lower cost and enhanced well production.
Each Seastream subsea meter is customized to ensure compatibility with such other project equipment as remotely operated vehicles, subsea trees, gathering lines, available power, and communications protocols.
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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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LinkQuest Inc.
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