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The Importance of Client Education
Episode One: Leadership

We begin our seven part series on client education with a conversation on the role of leadership and its part in mitigating risk for both the diving contractor and the client.

Highlights from Underwater Intervention 2013

More from ADCI TV
ADCI's Latest Initiatives
During the general membership meeting at UI 2013, the ADCI board listed the new initiatives it's involved with.

Dangers of Delta P
Divers train for worst-case scenarios, but deadly hazards such as differential pressure, or Delta P, can be overlooked. Consider the tips outlined in this updated video before performing maintenance underwater.

Hazards of Underwater Burning
Underwater burning creates hydrogen / oxygen mixtures that are highly explosive. Consider the tips outlined in this updated video before performing underwater burning.

ADCI Member Update – December 2012
• ADCI Updates 2 Training Videos
• Underwater Intervention 2013
• ADCI's Latest Initiative in Video

 
Fox Industries, Inc.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
This notice is being sent as a notification to all General Member Companies that are engaged in saturation diving operations that the requirement for having an emergency evacuation system (HRC or SPHL) went into effect on 19 July 2013. 

The requirements for Emergency Evacuation Systems can be found in Section 6.12.3 (Page 125) of the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6th ed.). 

The requirement for an EES had been annotated by a superscript "3"–compliance required after 24 months from formal public release of the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6th ed.)". The 24 month period ended on 19 July 2013. 

Additionally, all diving bells, submersible decompression Chambers, and closed bells had new compliance requirements that were also annotated with by a superscript "3"-compliance required after 24 months from formal public release of the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations. 

The new requirements for diving bells, submersible decompression chambers, and closed bells can be found in Section 6.12.2.3 (Page 124) of the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6th ed.). 

These new requirements went into effect on 19 July 2013. 
 

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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
All equipment requirements that were annotated with a superscript "3"-compliance after 24 months from formal public release of the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6th ed.) will go into effect on 19 July 2013.
Requirements for Emergency Evacuation Systems can be found in Section 6.12.3 (Page 125).
Requirements for diving bells, submersible decompression chambers, and closed bells can be found in Section 6.12.2.3 (Page 124).

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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 The 2014 ADCI Scholarship Fund Raffle will feature a KM 37 – Stainless Steel (SS) helmet, a state-of- the-art diving harness, and Miller weight belt.  The helmet was donated by Kirby Morgan, and will be signed by Bev Morgan at U.I. 2014.  The diving harness and weight belt was donated by Divers Supply, Inc.

Tickets for the raffle are $25.00 a piece, and can be purchased from the ADCI office and at U.I. 2014, prior to the last day of the show on 13 February 2014.

For those who are not familiar with the ADCI Scholarship Fund, the fund was set up to assist students with pursuing their higher educational or vocational goals with an award of $4000.00.  Eligibility requirements are provided with the formal announcement that goes out each year.  The Chairperson for the ADCI Scholarship Committee is Mrs. Dori Ritter of Dive Commercial International, Inc.

Any ADCI member company can sponsor a student for award consideration by the Scholarship Committee.   I challenge all ADCI member companies to provide a contribution to the fund.  No amount is too small.  It is our one chance to give back to the community to support our most valuable asset, today’s youth. 

 
Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., a deep-sea salvage company, said it retrieved more than 61 tons of silver bullion this month from a World War II shipwreck nearly three miles (4.8 kilometers) under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
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The Royal New Zealand Navy diving support vessel HMNZS Manawanui (A09) concluded its mission with Pacific Partnership 2013, July 21.
During its involvement, Manawanui and embarked personnel cleared more than 2,100 rounds of unexploded ordnance in the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Kiribati that remained behind from the battles of World War II.
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The Royal New Zealand Navy diving support vessel HMNZS Manawanui (A09) concluded its mission with Pacific Partnership 2013, July 21.
During its involvement, Manawanui and embarked personnel cleared more than 2,100 rounds of unexploded ordnance in the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Kiribati that remained behind from the battles of World War II.
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The funding is part of a wider £85m investment in three technological areas identified in the pre-budget statement by The Chancellor of the Exchequer as part of the government’s ‘eight great technologies’ to drive UK growth.
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The underwater vehicles dunked into Lake Michigan ran the gamut from the home-built, made with PVC pipe and duct tape, to the compact yellow and black lines of a professional Proteus 500.
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Explorers have recovered Apollo 11 engines from the Atlantic Ocean floor.
First recovered in March, experts have now confirmed the rocket engines recovered from three miles below the ocean surface by Bezos Expeditions are Saturn V first stage F-1’s used by the rocket that put the first men on the moon.
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An unmanned submarine headed for Antarctica will first explore the depths of Lake Tahoe on Friday to study the blasted rocks of a seismic fault created thousands of years ago by a huge earthquake that ruptured the lake's floor.
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A team of 18 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev students have designed and developed an intelligent, autonomous submarine called the "Hydro Camel," the first of its kind in Israel.
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Recent underwater inspections of the ship, which has been stranded off the coast of Tuscany since striking a rock formation in January 2012, show the bow is dropping deeper in the water.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The Federal Court has dismissed a request for a judicial review of the environmental approval process used to clear the way for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The Sierra Club Canada, one of the groups that launched the challenge, said it will seek legal advice on what other steps it can take, but executive director John Bennett said it’s doubtful it will continue the battle in the courts.
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"Offshore Brazil is a key part of our plans to grow our deepwater portfolio – a key component of our global strategy," said John Hollowell, Executive Vice President for Deep Water, Shell Upstream Americas. "We look forward to continuing the work with our partners in offshore Brazil to develop the resources in a safe and responsible way."
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UK-based Saab Seaeye has won two awards: Business of the Year and Excellence Through Innovation. This was against 185 companies in the South of the UK.Commenting on the Excellence Through Innovation Award, the judges declared that Saab Seaeye was scoring very highly on the judging criteria and demonstrated excellence in its forward thinking and use of technology in business, where continued innovation benefits the customer in what is a "truly world class business."
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Bibby Offshore has completed hyperbaric evacuation trials across its entire diving support vessel (DSV) fleet. The company claims it is the only company worldwide to have carried out this procedure on its entire fleet, which includes Bibby Sapphire, Polaris and Topaz, and the only diving contractor with audited outcomes using performance-based standards for this level of contingency planning.
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Seatronics do Brazil, an Acteon company, appoint Thiago Montanari as sales manager. Montanari is based in Rio de Janeiro and will report directly to Seatronics vice president, Fabio D’Agostino.
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Deepwater mooring specialist, First Subsea Ltd has been awarded a contract by Technip Inc to supply the subsea mooring connectors for a 23,000-ton truss spar platform moored in 5,310ft (1,620 m) of water in Anadarko Petroleum Corp's Heidelberg field development in Green Canyon Blocks 859, 860,903, 904 and 948 in the Gulf of Mexico.
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DIVE COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
OceanTools Ltd. have recently completed a re-design of their popular MA500 Precision Altimeter.
DSP electronics combined with frequency swept CHIRP technology are housed in a robust hard anodised aluminium housing rated to 3000m as standard. The MA500D utilises a new, highly efficient composite transducer array enabling altitude measurement with millimetric accuracy and resolution.
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SeeTrack Military is an open-architecture platform solution for planning, rapid on-site analysis and data fusion that can be easily adapted for specific user needs. This software technology has been deployed on numerous surveys, military and security operations. At this time, SeeTrack Military is actively used by sixteen navies globally, the company said.
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Twenty days start to finish is what it took for the team at a major manufacturer and supplier of Autonomous/Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (AUV/UUV), working in concert with L-3 Klein engineering by telephone, to order, receive, install and integrate L-3 Klein’s UUV-3500 Side Scan into their AUV for Offshore Surveying.
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Global supplier of fluid transfer systems, FES International has patented its new Automatic Diverless Bend Stiffener Connector (DBSC) and has already secured around £10m of orders for its latest product.
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The TUP (Transfer Under Pressure) Diving System®, designed and built in house by N-Sea, has an extensive track record with over 10,000 incident free dives to date. The system, has undergone a comprehensive refit and has been converted to allow it be used as a mobile system, deployable from most DPII support vessels and platforms. The system will be online from August 2013.
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