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In this episode, we look at how the ADCI Scholarship Program has benefited recipients of the award and learn how to help keep this important program running. This episode also educates ADCI members on the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame and how to submit nominations.

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

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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.
Date: 7 November 2013
Time: 1330-1530 hrs.

Hilton Garden Chase (Royal Room)  
6855 W. Sam Houston Pkwy So.
Houston, TX 77072
(Between Beechnut and Bellaire)

The meeting follows a ½ day SEMS for Contractors Workshop.  For more information on attending the workshop contact Barbara Treadway at (281) 893-8388.

Deadline Overview
September 1, 2013 - Abstract submitted ONLINE
October 8, 2013 - Electronic Advance Program Sent out
January 8, 2014 - FINAL Paper sent to Track Leader for Publication
February 11-13, 2014 - Conference Participation
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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 (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 (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.
The cargo of the so-called 'Pewter Wreck', has been described by a UK specialist as "unique in the 120-year history of the study and collecting of pewter". Divers from Anchor Research and Salvage (a division of Global Marine Exploration, a private company based in Tampa, Florida) found the remains of a 16th century ship and its cargo of European trade goods off Punta Cana on the island of Hispaniola in 2011.
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Divers from Hawaii to Papua New Guinea find wreckage from World War II. In some locations, such as off the coast of Hawaii, divers may also encounter chemical weapons.
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Robert Ballard, who gained international recognition for finding the long-lost wreck of the Titanic, is currently at the helm of a mission investigating major faults and submarine volcanoes in the northern and eastern Caribbean.
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China's maritime authority has hailed the mission of an unmanned underwater vehicle as a success after it completed a fortnight voyage that included deep-water and night dives in the Pacific Ocean.
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Earlier this year, Subsea 7 opened its new Global Pipeline Welding Center in Scotland. The £10-million ($15.9-million) base is designed partly to further research and development (R&D) into new welding techniques for laying and protecting pipes in harsher offshore environments. It will also test processes to improve accuracy and productivity of welding of high-strength steel and corrosion-resistant alloy pipes on the company's pipelay vessels and at its various onshore spool bases.
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A team of 11 Virginia Beach Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team 1 (UCT 1), returned home from a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, deployment where they conducted in-depth inspections and surveys, as well as provided disaster debris removal, as part of a peacetime reconstruction mission.
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This summer, six Voc-Tech students participated in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) International competition. They earned the invitation by winning the New England Regional Competition last spring.
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The search is back on: The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery is returning to the Pacific island of Nikumaroro next year to hunt for wreckage from Amelia Earhart's plane, reports NBC News. TIGHAR has already undertaken several expeditions at the site, where it believes Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan may have lived after landing on the surrounding reef.
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LinkQuest Inc.
International Submarine Engineering Ltd is pleased to deliver a new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and Tether Management System (TMS) to Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd.
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Bluefin Robotics has completed a depth upgrade on a Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for subsea services company Phoenix International Holdings, increasing the AUVs depth capability from 1,500 m to 4,500 m (4,921 ft to 14,764 ft).
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Marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer Viking Life-saving Equipment is offering an adaptation of its successful Viking Shipowner Agreement to offshore owners and operators. The Viking Offshore Service Agreement helps operators manage multiple brands, equipment types, and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing, the company said.
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Decommissioning industry body Decom North Sea (DNS) is launching a new training course to give an overview of the sector.
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A field-proven technology, the Gemini NBI was successfully used by Reef Subsea to monitor the trenched installation of 6-inch and 2-inch cables, while using controlled flow excavation techniques. The seabed conditions around the site varied considerably however even where there was high turbidity Reef was able to clearly monitor the cables using the Gemini NBI.
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International provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, Transocean Ltd. has issued the report which provides the current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. The total value of new contracts since the September 18, 2013 Fleet Update Summary is approximately $2.0 billion.
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
A new era in offshore working has begun, with the launch this month of Barge-Master: a unique invention of motion-compensation platforms to be used on board of flat top barges and supply vessels. The platforms prove a stable base for cargo during vessel to platform transfers. They can also be used as a steady foundation for crawler crane lifting operations.
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Providing high-throughput, highly reliable communications to harsh, remote locations has many inherent challenges, including significant up-front costs, technical risks, and elevated repair and maintenance costs. While oil and gas professionals are familiar with the difficulties of recovering hydrocarbons from deepwater locations, they are not always as familiar with the challenges of communicating from these offshore sites back to land.
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Amphenol Industrial Global Operations (Sidney, NY) now offers a line of high performance, rugged and reliable underwater electrical connectors for deep submersion applications. The Submariner series of subsurface wet- and dry-mate connectors can be used in depths up to 6,000 meters (underwater pressure of up to 600 bar).
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Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. announced the development of AquaPix MINSAS - a next generation Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar designed for operation to depths of 3,000 meters.
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Although WiFi can be found in remote places like the North Pole and Africa’s grasslands, mankind is still pushing his limit by seeing if they can develop an underwater wireless network.
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