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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI would like to announce the formal appointment of Mr. Mike Brown to the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC).  Mr. Brown will represent the view point of offshore diving services.  He will serve for a term of three years. Mr. Brown replaces Mr. Bill Crowley, who successfully served on the committee for two terms.

Mr. Brown has been in the industry for over 35 years. He is the Vice Present and General Manager of EPIC Divers and Marine, a subsidiary company of TETRA Technologies, Inc.  He is also the President of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), Co-Chairman of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) Commercial Diving Sub-Committee and Co-Chairman of Underwater Intervention.  Mr. Brown is a veteran who served honorably in the United States Navy.
  
NOSAC has made invaluable contributions through its advice to the Department of Homeland Security.  Since 2009, NOSAC has recommended standards for the medical treatment and evacuation of injured workers and divers from the outer continental shelf (OCS) facilities and engineering, training and manning standards for dynamically positioned vessels.  It has also recommended standards for the construction and certification of temporary modular quarters on floating OCS facilities; ballast water discharge; and provided a comprehensive review and prioritization of the Mississippi Canyon Block 252 Incidents Reports’ Recommendations.

The Designated Federal Officer of NOSAC is Commander Rob Smith, from the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Operating and Environmental Standards.

 

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Denso SeaSheild Series 2000HD, BP Refinery - Jetty Pile Protection
An anti-corrosion protection system for jetty piles, using a proven petrolatum tape with over a 35-year history. The SeaShield Marine Tape is protected with a durable HDPE outercover secured with marine grade alloy bolts.

Highlights from Underwater Intervention 2013

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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
ADCI Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting
When:       6 June 2013, 1:30-4:00 PM
Location:  Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
                  537 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

Contact Barbara Treadway btreadway@adc-int.org or Travis Detke tdetke@aqueossubsea.com for further details
 

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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 the 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
Despite the uncertain economic climate, the biennial International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) was fully booked last week. Jimmy Lau, managing director of Experia Events, said the ninth IMDEX saw 194 companies from 29 countries.
"This represents a 14 percent increase in exhibitors from IMDEX Asia 2011," he said.
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Kongsberg Maritime and its subsidiary Hydroid, Inc have opened the registration for their AUV Users Conference at the Villa Marigola in Lerici, Italy, from 14 to 17 October 2013. The conference is open to all users of Kongsberg and Hydroid AUVs, with limited availability for non-users interested in learning more about the vehicles.
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Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team divers worked together to increase hurricane and disaster response preparedness during exercise Ardent Sentry 13, May 13-17. Exercise Ardent Sentry is an annual North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) exercise focused on Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) scenarios to support civil authorities with military capabilities to save lives, prevent human suffering and mitigate great property damage.
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For most of human history, the size and depth of the Earth’s oceans have made it nearly impossible for surveyors and scientists to collect valuable and comprehensive data on the seafloor. In recent years, this led to the question: "Why is it that we cannot map our own planet as well as we’ve mapped the Moon and Mars?" Since the development of sonar instruments at the turn of the 20th century, surface ships have been the primary means of bathymetric data collection and seafloor study. The near extinction of sunlight and electromagnetic waves in general at depths beyond 100 m, however, limits optical imaging underwater. Acoustic signals of relatively long wavelength penetrate to great depths; however, the resulting bandwidth from a surface ship is fairly small. Thus, the high-resolution of optical and acoustic images obtained in shallow water is not readily possible at abyssal ocean depths—until very recently. Recent advances in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology have revolutionized 21st century oceanography.
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The Lockheed Martin Marlin® Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) System is advancing subsea inspections for the oil and gas industry by providing faster, safer, economical, and more efficient inspections compared to using divers or tethered remotely.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Manufacturing industry has generated robust growth over the past five years. From 2008 to 2013, industry revenue has posted double-digit gains, growing at an average annual rate of 13.8% to an estimated $156.9 million in revenue.
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Oilfield services company Oceaneering International Inc. (OII) has inked a deal with Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem. Per the contract, Oceaneering will provide ten subsea production control umbilicals and two electrical power cables for the development of the Burullus West Delta Deep Marine Phase IXa project, which is based offshore Egypt. The umbilicals have a total length of roughly 84 kilometers (Km) whereas the cables recorded a length of 55 Km in total.
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Aker Solutions has laid the foundation stone of a new plant in Paraná that will double the company's subsea production capacity in Brazil. The plant in the city of São José dos Pinhais in the Paraná state in Brazil will be operational in 2015. It will replace Aker Solutions' current subsea manufacturing facility in Curitiba and double production capacity in the country.
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Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC, of Jennings, LA, a subsidiary of Leevac Shipyards, LLC reports that it has signed contracts with Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, an affiliate of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) of Covington, LA for the construction of two 302 ft x 76 ft x 26 ft, 12,070 BHP diesel electric powered MPSVs of STX Marine SV 310 design.
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A Technip led consortium has won a contract from Pacific NorthWest LNG to provide front end engineering design and early detailed engineering services for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to be built on Lelu Island, British Columbia. Technip will be responsible for the construction of the LNG trains, the process units and the marine facilities.
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Technip (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708) (ADR:TKPPY) was awarded by ADMA-OPCO(1) a lump-sum turnkey contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up assistance for flares modification and revamp project on Das Island. Das Island is located 290 kilometers offshore Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in the Gulf.
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Texas. The Lone Star State. The Oil State.
As you seek for jobs and potential work, Texas is where you might find it.
The Eagle Ford shale play has transformed the South Texas landscape since Petrohawk Energy Corp. drilled the first Eagle Ford well in 2008. The Eagle Ford was named for a small town west of Dallas where the shale is visible on the surface as clay oil, and stretches from the Mexican border to East Texas. But new applications of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have unlocked Eagle Ford shale production the South Texas region.

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DIVE COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
REGULATORY NEWS
European lawmakers backed legislation that would require offshore operators to ensure they have adequate financial and human resources to minimize the effects of a major accident. No license will be granted to an energy company that can't show it handle potential issues.
"These rules will make sure that the highest safety standards already mostly in place in some member states will be followed at every oil and gas platform across Europe," Oettinger said in a statement.

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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Balance Point Control Ltd. (BPC), a Superior Energy Services, Inc. company, has developed the Concentric Snubbing Unit- 160 (CSU – 160) rig assist snubbing unit.
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Maritime security specialist, Ambrey Risk, based in Herefordshire, U.K., launched a new training and recruitment website: www.ambreytraining.com, outlining their training programs and recruitment opportunities for security professionals, in addition to those wishing to enter the business.
With training now a key wing of Ambrey’s business, the company said this launch reflects the company’s determination to ensure that their trainees will be able to say with confidence that being "Ambrey trained," is synonymous with being trained to the highest standards of maritime and land-based security excellence.

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Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. says U.S. Navy testing of its AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar proved its capabilities.
The InSAS was deployed from a REMUS 600 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle owned and operated by the Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

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The SubConn Low Profile 13 Pin Power and Ethernet Connector provides gigabit data speed, signal and power transfer for underwater instruments in one high-performance connector. The connector comes with a SubConn Combined Power and Ethernet Cable.
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Julio Quintana, Tesco Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) recently announced the two new products.
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