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ADCI West Coast Chapter Annual Conference 2012

In Conjunction with the Historical Diving Society Annual Conference & 20th Anniversary

ADCI WCC Annual Meeting

Santa Barbara City College, Marine Technology Building

Friday, November 9th
  8:00am -   9:00am  ADCI WCC Registration and Continental Breakfast
  9:00am - 12:00pm  ADCI West Coast Chapter Meeting
12:00pm -   1:00pm  Catered Lunch
  1:00pm -   5:00pm  ADCI WCC Conference / Speaker Presentations
                              (WCC Annual Raffle will take place on the 10th)

The Historical Diving Society's 20th Anniversary and Annual Conference begins Friday evening. 

Friday, November 9th
6:30pm - 10:00pm 
HDS Welcoming Reception Event, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Saturday, November 10th
9:00am - 5:00pm 
HDS Conference at the Garvin Theater, Santa Barbara City College
6:30pm - 10:00pm
HDS Awards Banquet, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Sunday, November 11th 
10:00am - 2:00pm 
HDS Classic Helmet Diving Exhibition, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Additional information and tickets are available at

Please be advised that the Santa Barbara Marathon is taking place on November 10 and hotel rooms will be at a premium in this window.  You will want to make reservations as soon as possible to avoid the rush!  There are a multitude of hotels within walking distance of the SBCC Marine Tech Meeting Room and the Santa Barbara Harbor.  The Santa Barbara Marathon listing for hotels can be found on this website You will also find a hotel list attached, provided by the HDS.

Do not hesitate to email Tom Ulrich at or Joney Springberg at if you have any questions or require additional information.

Hope you can attend this memorable event!


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,;

ADCI Engineering Diving Committee Chairman:  Dave B. Mrowiec


Purchasers can go to the UnderWater magazine website to place their orders:

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

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.
The first call came in about 9 a.m. Monday morning (October 29, 2012) as winds from the leading edge of the storm system began pushing tidal waters inland, past the barrier islands and toward Berkeley Township and other Jersey Shore communities.
For the next 52 hours, as Hurricane Sandy, approached, made landfall, and passed overhead, bringing with it record tides and floodwaters that reached up to two miles inland, the members of the all volunteer Berkeley Township Under Water Search and Rescue (BTUSAR) Squad 86 worked tirelessly to rescue local residents.
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Initial structural inspections on Tuesday determined that the bridge was safe for use by emergency vehicles. NCDOT and contractors working on NC 12 south of the bridge are using it to access Pea Island. The inspection did indicate repairs are needed on tension cables within the bridge deck on several spans, and the department is working to award an emergency contract for these repairs.
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The first memorial to military divers was unveiled last month at the Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City.
A similar monument is in the works for the Washington Navy Yard — the site of the old diving school.
Organizers of the Panama City monument said the site is an appropriate place to pay homage to military diving because students will pass it every day.
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NOAA post-storm response operations are
underway in the aftermath of Sandy. NOAA vessels are now conducting surveys to
speed the re-opening of waterways and aircraft are flying missions to capture
detailed imagery of coastal storm damage along affected portions of the U.S.
East Coast.
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The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie) and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing in important sonar technology for the Royal Canadian Navy's Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.
"The Route Survey System is a valuable tool for our Navy crews in their coastal surveillance and patrols, giving them information that helps them to protect the sovereignty and security of our Canadian coasts, harbours, and shipping lanes," said Minister Valcourt. "Through this investment for our sailors, we are also investing in important Canadian technology and the creation of high-quality jobs in the technology sector."
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LinkQuest Inc.
Forum Energy Technologies has signed a contract with Global Marine Systems Limited for the supply of a Perry XT 600 trenching system, complete with launch and recovery system and special tooling.
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The Quebec government has reportedly approved the sale of shipbuilder Davie Yards to London-based Zafiro Marine, which has a fleet of two offshore construction vessels and one diving support vessel. Last year Cecon ASA, which has three offshore construction vessels on order at Davie, announced that it had entered into a "strategic alliance" with Zafiro.
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International oil services and technology firm AGR has recruited Chris Rayburn as Business Development Manager based near London.
In January AGR will move into new offices in Guildford, allowing up to 50 per cent expansion of its London team as the Norwegian firm focuses on growth in the UK.
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One of the most remote countries in the world, the island nation of New Zealand is renowned for its World Cup-winning All Blacks rugby team, Māori warrior tradition and, of course, beautiful landscape that had a starring role in "The Lord of the Rings" series of movies.
It is less well known for its oil industry. But that could be about to change.
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FMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received an order from Total E&P Angola for additional subsea equipment for the Pazflor field. The contract has an estimated value of $33 million in revenue. The Pazflor field is located in Block 17 offshore Angola. The initial subsea systems delivered to Total for the Pazflor field have been in operation for more than a year. FMC Technologies’ scope of additional supply for complementary development under today’s contract includes three additional subsea well systems.
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Last week, during the EEA grant conference arranged by Innovation Norway and CDTI in Bergen, the Norwegian company Langlee Wave Power and Repnaval Shipyard (Zamakona Yards) signed an agreement for the development of wave power in the Canary islands. The two companies will file a common application to the EEA grants for development of renewable energy in Spain.
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Transocean has secured 10-year contracts from Shell for four dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater newbuild drillships. Shipyard delivery for the first drillship is scheduled for mid-2015. The remaining three drillships are expected to be delivered from the shipyard at approximately six-month intervals thereafter. The contracts are expected to commence in 2015 and 2016.
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An American-owned specialist marine salvage and wreck removal company Titan Salvage alongside with Italian firm Micoperi have been awarded a Costa Concordia wreck removal contract in April. Together they presented a plan to refloat and tow away the cruise ship to one of the Italian ports where she will likely be scrapped.
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DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar announced that the first power had been produced at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm.
The 630MW scheme, located in the Thames Estuary, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The development has been under construction since March 2011 and 15 of the 175 turbines have now been installed, with construction on scheudle to be finished by the end of the year. The 175 turbines will produce enough power to supply over 470,000 UK homes with electricity.
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DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar announced that the first power had been produced at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm.
The 630MW scheme, located in the Thames Estuary, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The development has been under construction since March 2011 and 15 of the 175 turbines have now been installed, with construction on scheudle to be finished by the end of the year. The 175 turbines will produce enough power to supply over 470,000 UK homes with electricity.
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As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters that covers 96,430 acres approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware.
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The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has written President Obama saying that the U.S. Maritime Industry will not oppose Jones Act waivers that are necessary to facilitate the delivery of petroleum products into the regions affected by Hurricane Sandy.
AMP was officially launched on February 22, 2011,but traces its roots back to September 27, 1995, when a number of companies and trade associations representing the domestic maritime industry founded the Maritime Cabotage Task Force ("MCTF") to refute a well-financed disinformation campaign aimed at eliminating America's most long-standing maritime laws, including the Jones Act.
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"Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) - Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the marine energy industry. The report provides clear understanding of the global marine power market. The report provides an overview of various marine energy technologies such as wave energy, tidal energy, ocean thermal energy and energy from salinity gradient.
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Commercial diving companies and explorers are among the wide range of groups acquiring magnetometers to help in their underwater search operations. Magnetometers are super sensitive instruments that detect iron and steel at hundreds of feet away. These devices assist in array of tasks which include; hunting for shipwrecks and artifacts, locating and tracking pipelines, looking for lost tools and equipment, tracking down weapons and explosives, pinpointing the position of anchors and moorings, and finding sunken vessels and submerged vehicles.
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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and Shearwater Marine Services Ltd have developed a new form of video and technical data transfer which will allow remote real-time video viewing and data capture of subsea inspections, with significant efficiency and safety benefits to the oil and gas industry.
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