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The ADCI has implemented an industry-wide initiative to educate operators in the offshore and inland sectors, both internationally and domestically, on what is at stake when contracting for underwater services. In this episode, we tackle the topic of contractor selection and discuss what an operator should be aware of when looking to hire a diving contractor.
 

 




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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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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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
Twenty-eight divers have completed a commercial diving course under a local Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council diving standard. They are the first divers to attain the standard, which qualifies them for all diving work within Singapore.
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Bowditch serves as an oceanographic sampling and data collection of surface, mid-water and ocean floor parameters. When a significant storm event passes through an area, surveys of this nature are required to confirm bottom features and identify navigational hazards. She has been performing acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys of the effected area since right after the Super Typhoon.
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U.S. Navy divers, working with archaeologists for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of the ironclad. The pieces are being moved as part of a preservation effort taking place in preparation for deepening of the city’s shipping channel.
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A new Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) SFI Research Centre at University College Cork (UCC) is to receive millions of euro in funding to help position Ireland at the forefront of the global marine renewable energy sector.
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Set in a sheer-sided bowl of rock, accessible by climbing gear alone, the Red Lake in Croatia has never revealed the secret of its depths.
Now, mountaineering skills and a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV will offer the first ever insight into the third largest sinkhole lake in the world.
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The National Science Foundation's (NSF) research vessel (R/V) Sikuliaq will spend its first winter on the Great Lakes before making the long journey to its home port in Seward, Alaska. Sikuliaq, pronounced "see-KOO-lee-ack," is slated to arrive in Alaska during spring 2015.
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It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows.
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Explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls dives into a fascinating documentary series about the depths of the sea.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts needed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for ocean mine countermeasures, reconnaissance, and mapping. They found their solution from Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass. Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in Indian Head, Md., awarded a $36.3 million contract to Hydroid for UUVs that provide the military force with very shallow water and shallow water mine countermeasures as well as underwater object localization tools.
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The value of the global oil & gas ROVs market market in 2013 will reach $2,458m. The global ROV market has been growing rapidly over the last years. The primary reason for this development has been the advancement in offshore technologies which has lead to the introduction of more complex subsea infrastructure and to an increase in exploration and production spending, particularly in deepwater and ultra deepwater regions.
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DOF Subsea Group has been awarded contracts worth a total value of US $800 million, including options, the company said in a press release.
DOF Subsea has, through its subsidiary DOF Subsea Chartering AS, entered into a time charter agreement with Technip for the newbuild VARD 800. The time charter contract starts when the vessel is delivered from the yard in June 2015 and has a period of five years firm with five one-year options, according to the release.
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Aqueos Corporation, a subsea services provider for the offshore oil and gas sectors of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific West Coast, received an award from Chevron Environmental Management Company (CEMC).
This award recognizes Aqueos Corporation for being the "Best in Class Performance" for 2013.
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The vessel will be mobilized with ROVs from sister company Bibby Remote Intervention. Olympic ARES’ features include a 250-metric ton (275-ton) heave compensated crane for subsea use and 1,300 sq m (13,993 sq ft) of clear back deck space.
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Red7Marine Offshore Ltd announces the successful completion of export cable installation for the Biscay Marine Energy Platform.
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Makai Ocean Engineering report multiple sales of their full-featured GIS route engineering software, MakaiPlan, which enables users to create and edit submarine cable routes, define cables and in-line bodies, define and adjust slack, instantly create RPLs and SLDs, estimate system costs and generate a preliminary cable installation plan.
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Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles.
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Resolve Optics has developed a variant of its Model 207 miniature motorized zoom lens enabling a manufacturer of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to help improve the deep sea welding capability of their system.
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