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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

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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
Cape Town - Strand diver Nico van Heerden made his way through a murky upturned tugboat 30m underwater off the Nigerian coast, coming across bodies as he inched along, when suddenly someone tapped him on the head.
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The team from Russian city Vladivostok will take part in Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center's 12th Annual International Student ROV Competition, which will be held in USA (Tacoma, Washington) from 20-22 June.
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Navy divers have failed to find the seven missing passengers of the ferry M/V Our Lady of Mt. Carmel that sank off Burias Island in Masbate Friday with 70 people on board. Sixty-one of those on board have been rescued, 39 of them passengers and 22 crew members, officials said. The bodies of two fatalities have been recovered. Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Fabic told reporters the seven missing could have been trapped inside the sunken vessel. There’s a slim chance that they had drifted to nearby islands, Fabic said.
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China's manned submersible Jiaolong submerge for scientific research in the South China Sea, June 17, 2013. Jiaolong set a new dive record after reaching 7,062 meters deep in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench in June 2012, demonstrating China's ability to conduct deep-sea scientific research
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Michel LHour, director of Frances Department of Underwater Archaeological Research, prepares to dive to what explorers believe may be the site of the long-lost ship the Griffin, Saturday, June 15, 2013 in northern Lake Michigan. Divers began opening an underwater pit Saturday at a remote site in northern Lake Michigan that they say could be the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.
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BALLSTON SPA — thirteen robotics teams, including three from King Magnet School, nine from Ballston Spa Middle School and one from Broadalbin Perth showcaseD their accomplishments at an end of season competition and celebration.
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NOAA scientists discovered a new deep sea community off the coast of Virginia in the Atlantic Ocean. The community consisted of shaggy, white patches of bacteria, dense clusters of chemosynthetic mussels and other organisms including crabs, sea cucumbers and fish. It is one of only a few known deep sea communities that exist along the U.S. Atlantic coastline.
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The Stutsman County ROV Team responded to its first rescue mission Monday. It assisted the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department in locating a drowning victim’s body in the Missouri River near Bismarck. Stutsman County’s remote-operated vehicle is the second in North Dakota. Valley Water Rescue in Fargo also has one, said Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther.
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SINGLETON resident Commander Neill Bell may have retired from the Royal Australian Navy but the time he spent as a member of the organisation’s specialist diving branch is a part of his DNA.
The RAN diving branch of the Australian Defence Force is an elite group of specialist divers who are trained to perform a number of dangerous tasks including explosive ordnance disposal or as Commander Bell describes it, being able combine his love of the sea with the exhilaration of taking bombs apart.
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He’s been called a teenage MacGyver, a budding tech millionaire, a boy genius, a young Thomas Edison reincarnate, and even the next Bond villain. But to those who know him, he is just of Justin Beckerman, an 18-year-old township teen inventor whose latest creation is a fully functional, personal submarine. Beckerman, who is wrapping up his junior year at West Morris Mendham High School, said he has been inventing and building things, from tree forts to remote controlled vehicles to a wave runner, since he was just 2 years old. But his latest invention is topping all of the gadgets he’s made in the past.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
CDL, a leading provider of subsea monitoring equipment, today announces that it has joined forces with 3D at Depth, underwater LiDAR system specialists, to create a joint venture. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both companies to support the growing needs of the subsea oil and gas industry.
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Delta Rigging & Tools, among the largest providers of rentals and sales of rigging and lifting services, has acquired Morgan City Rentals, and offshore equipment services company. Delta Rigging & Tools is backed by Austin Ventures. The announcement was made by Southwest Securities.
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Norwegian ship designer Marin Teknikk has secured a contract from China Merchants Heavy Industry Shenzhen (CMHI) to provide design and engineering for a diving and construction vessel. CMHI will build the new vessel, based on the MT6024 DSCV design, at its Chinese yard and will deliver it in the second quarter of 2015 to Singapore's Kreuz Subsea Marine.
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The subsea industry is doing incredibly well, but is facing challenges such as escalating costs. This is the opinion of Kristian Siem, Chairman of Subsea7 and keynote speaker at UTC 2013.
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Giovanni Corbetta, who was most recently Managing Director with Hallin Marine, will lead the company’s transformation from vessel operator to provider of integrated subsea solutions for the market from its headquarters in Aberdeen.
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TWO Cornish companies have won the international contract to work on a £4 million project to develop a floating wind turbine at Wave Hub – the renewable energy test facility ten miles off the Hayle coast.
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TWO Cornish companies have won the international contract to work on a £4 million project to develop a floating wind turbine at Wave Hub – the renewable energy test facility ten miles off the Hayle coast.
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The majority of British offshore winds farms are winning planning permission and proceeding to construction, suggesting that a large portion of those with outstanding applications will be built. Britain is the world leader in a technology that is expected to account for a rapidly rising share of global wind turbine demand.
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Resolve Salvage & Fire (Europe), Ltd., the European emergency response subsidiary of U.S.- based Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has added a new office at 23, Austin Friars, London, expanding the company's U.K. operations base. The 34-year-old marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company has been steadily expanding, both geographically and in its service offerings for the international maritime industry.
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Two commercial offshore diving companies, IHC Hytech and Fathom Systems, have joined forces by entering into a new international distributor agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, IHC Hytech will distribute Fathom Systems’ products in the commercial diving, hyperbaric tunnelling and medical equipment markets.
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DIVE COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
REGULATORY NEWS
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently started implementation of Resolution No. 2 of 2013 for Marine Craft Driving License as part of efforts to regulate the local maritime sector in line with best international practices and the highest levels of maritime safety, environmental security and safe navigation, under Resolution No. 11 of 2013 as part of the implementation of Law No 11 of 2010 for licensing of marine craft in the emirate of Dubai.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
VARS (Czech Republic) has carried out surveys in cooperation with state enterprise Povodí Labe on the River Elbe, or the River Labe as it is called in the local language. VARS has used their 250kHz version of the GeoSwath Plus combined multibeam and side scan system to provide them with superior high resolution depth data over a wide angle of coverage in the shallow waters encountered in this challenging location.
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Lithium thionyl chloride batteries power long-range autonomous underwater vehicles while reducing whole life costs.
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One area of responsibility the team has is the fast-running South Saskatchewan River. Due to the extremely low visibility, they needed a better tool to locate drowning victims and other underwater targets. The very shallow water and type of survey lent itself to the Hummingbird 1198 side imaging sonar, which was purchased through private donations and matching city funds. The team knew without training, their ability to successfully locate drowning victims wouldn't be nearly effective as it could be.
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