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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADCI Scholarship Program is accepting applications for qualified students in or entering vocational and higher education programs.  The deadline for submittal is 1 November 2012.

How to apply:
Download the Scholarship Application from the ADCI website
www.adc-int.org
• Make sure an active ADCI General or Associate member sponsor is listed
• Fill out all areas of the application
• Attach your GPA forms
• Do not forget the essay (very important)
You can mail, e-mail, or fax your application to either Barbara Treadway at the ADCI office or directly to Dori Ritter.

Contact information:

Barbara Treadway
ADCI
5206 FM 1960 W, STE 202
Houston, TX 77069
(281) 893-8388
FAX (281) 893-5118
btreadway@adc-int.org

Dori Ritter
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
P.O. Box 70664
Seattle, WA 98127
(206) 784-5050
FAX (206) 286-2723
dori@divecommercial.com

 

Underwater Intervention, in conjunction with the ADCI Engineering Diving Committee announces the offering of a DOT Underwater Bridge Inspection Course for ADCI Members.
Complimentary Underwater intervention floor passes will be given to all who enroll in the course.

Session Number:  20130048

Length:  4 Days

Fee:  $900.00

Training Location:  Underwater Intervention, New Orleans, LA

Confirmed Course Date:  01/15/2013 – 01/18/2013

Instructor / Contact:  Terence Browne, tbrowne@collinsengr.com; denise.zachary@dot.gov

ADCI Engineering Diving Committee Chairman:  Dave B. Mrowiec dmrowiec@croftondiving.com

 

 

Purchasers can go to the UnderWater magazine website to place their orders:  www.underwatermagazine.com

Electronic PDF Download (Spanish Translation) - $200.00

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.

 
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
Oilfield services firm Bibby Offshore confirmed Tuesday that one of its divers survived after an accident that cut his umbilical air supply. The diver, Chris Lemons, had to rely on his standby tank for almost 40 minutes as efforts were made to get him back into a diving bell.
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National Maritime Historical Society’s 2012 Gala Annual Awards Dinner Salutes Leaders in Maritime Heritage
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Despite the potential, offshore wind installation activity has been slow to take off. Industry watchers will remember early projects in the UK market – 2001 onwards – and optimism at the time regarding short-term growth prospects. In reality, sustained growth has taken longer to materialise. However, the last five years have seen progress with the majority of global installations in this period: more than 3.5 GW of offshore wind capacity is now online, in excess of 2 GW is under construction and over 100 GW is in various stages of development.
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An underwater recovery team from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command arrived off the coast of France this week to search for an American servicemember missing since World War II.
The 25-person team of JPAC specialists, civilian mariners from the USNS Grapple and divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two will excavate off the coast of Calvi, Corsica, for an American lost in a B-17 crash in February 1944, according to a JPAC statement Tuesday.
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The beams from powerful floodlights provided just enough light for the 10,000 vacationers gathered on the beach to see the exciting project. On the night of Aug. 11, 1986, as a floating crane lifted an odd assortment of wooden beams, broken boards, and other weathered timbers from the water, the remains of the legendary HMS De Braak were finally plucked from the waters off Cape Henlopen.
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Archaeologists this week returned to Antikythera, the Aegean Sea island where sponge divers in 1900-1901 found the so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a remarkable 2nd-century BCE device that tracked the cycles of the solar system.
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Sparking high school students' interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Sailors of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio put students' ingenuity to the test with a SeaPerch Competition held during Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Week 2012 on the campus of the University of Texas-Pan American, Sept. 28.
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As we pulled out to sea, I realised it wouldn’t be any ordinary sightseeing trip. On-board a research boat from the University of Southampton, UK, crossing the Solent strait towards the Isle of Wight, we were about to turn our attention deep underwater, where almost nothing is directly observable.
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Ranger Offshore, Inc. (Ranger), a Houston, Texas based provider of offshore construction services, is pleased to announce that it has obtained ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO/TS 29001 certifications by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). These DNV certifications are recognized as the global benchmark for providing assurance about the ability to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction.
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Triton Diving acquires the diving assets of Louisiana Oilfield Divers (LOD). Triton Diving Services, an affiliate company of Grey Mountain Partners, acquires diving assets of LOD, including 'Premier Explorer', a 208-foot, 4-point vessel.
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The German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded a contract to Hydroid to deliver six REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to boost capabilities of the national navy's mine divers.
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It's time for Deepwater Wind to take the spotlight. The company has submitted all its applications to the various state and federal agencies that will determine whether the company's Block Island Wind Farm should be given permits for construction, and the US Army Corps of Engineers today opened a 45-day comment period on the $300 million project.
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A busy conference season in Houston, USA, will see Sonardyne Inc. participating at the Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics (APSG) Fall meeting, 11 October 2012, and the Marine Technology Society’s (MTS) Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference, 9 and 10 October 2012. The company will be presenting technical papers at both events, one looking at the evolution of acoustic positioning and the other, the development of inertial navigation for dynamic positioning technologies.
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DIVE COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
To meet the changing needs of deepwater saturation diving, Amron International has developed the new 450M BIBS Mask and the 350M BIBS Mask. These new masks have been exhaustively performance tested and are certified to meet the toughest industry requirements, ensuring divers will have a reliable supply of air, oxygen or mixed gas.
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In its mission to always provide divers the most effective and safe equipment in the commercial diving industry, Amron International has developed its first hyperbaric chamber light. Featuring LED technology, the Amron 7100 Series Chamber Light offers internal and external adjustable brightness controls, an exclusive design feature available only from Amron International.
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Reef Subsea announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-East of England, with offices in Aberdeen, has launched a new innovative subsea Trench ROV in Newcastle upon Tyne. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical’s new Q1000 Jet Trencher was unveiled yesterday in front of many clients and associates from the UK and abroad.
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LinkQuest Inc.
Association of Diving Contractors International
5206 FM 1960 West, Ste. 202
Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (281) 893-8388
Fax: (281) 893-5118

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