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The Association of Diving Contractors International and the MTS ROV Committee have done it again! Underwater Intervention 2014 was a huge success. This year's show brought together stakeholders in the subsea industry for three days of education and networking. Check out the highlights in this episode.
 




This episode breaks down the steps that must be taken before conducting underwater operations. Job planning and Job Hazard Analyses are invaluable tools when assessing and mitigating risk and ensuring adherence to industry practices and regulations. ADCI contractors are committed to best industry practice, quality of work and the safety of their personnel over profit. This commitment reduces the risk of incident, injury and liability to a project's stakeholders.
 





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.
 

 





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.

 

 

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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.


 
Fox Industries, Inc.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADCI is proud to announce the 2014 Inductees into the ADCI Commercial Diving hall of Fame:

Van T. Bell

George Cundiff

Dr. Keith Van Meter, MD

The inductees were honored at the Awards Dinner on February 11th at Underwater Intervention 2014.

 
ADCI is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2014 ADCI Scholarship

Compton W. Cooper 
(Sponsored by U.S. Underwater Services)

Olivia E. Gilbert
(Sponsored by Magellan Marine International)

Join us in congratulating Compton and Olivia for their well deserved awards.


 
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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Boston Harbor Auctions
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The Bluefin 21, the Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), is hoisted back on board the Australian navy's Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy) The team of international investigators hunting for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has "unquestionably" located the missing jetliner and could soon have high resolution images of the wreck site.
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The Marine Department and local authorities have successfully salvaged a medium-sized tanker that capsized off the Maha Chai coast in Samut Sakhon and spilled oil which damaged a number of seafood farms.
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A cleverly modified Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV is helping the Los Angeles Long Beach Fire Department to turn more recovery missions into live rescues.
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The UK's Osiris Marine Services, a division of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed what it says is the world's first commercial Nitrox diver training at The Underwater Centre, Fort William.
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At his playground, fourth-grader Leonel Aquino ditched the jungle gym to construct an underwater remotely operated vehicle — or ROV — from polyvinyl chloride pipe.
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When you’re stung by a box jellyfish, you know it almost immediately. These somewhat squarish shaped cnidarians are armed to the bell with some of the most painful venom in the world. Long tentacles are packed with millions of stinging cells, called nematocysts, each with its own microscopic, needle-like harpoon-tipped tubule waiting to plunge into your flesh and inject the animal’s intense venom. The pain is not only debilitating, it can also be deadly. More than 60 deaths from box jelly stings have been reported in the last forty years.
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Although this career can be very tough, it is very rewarding. An entry level can earn US $50,000 – US $80,000 per annum and this only involves working 6 months out of the year. Other technical and professional positions can make US $70,000 – US $220,000 per annum. Most companies provides major medical insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, profit sharing and 401 K programs.
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300 passengers are still missing and 6 were confirmed dead South Korean ferry sank off which includes three 17-year-old high school students and member of ferry’s crew. 164 passengers were rescued so far, 55 were being treated for injuries according to the South Korean government minister.
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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has suspended operations on an offshore drilling rig Tuesday after being hit by a large storm wave in the Gulf of Mexico at around 3 a.m., John Christiansen, Anadarko’s director of External Communications, told Rigzone. The incident happened about 130 miles from Galveston.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The UK's Briggs Marine has launched a new in-house commercial diving division which will allow its 40 vessel fleet to conduct diving services as part of the company’s expanding portfolio of services.
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Proceeds of the Offering will be used by Endurance to investigate a sonar target located during a 2013 search for the shipwreck code-named "Sailfish" and to begin the search for a second lost ship code-named "Black Marlin." There is historic evidence that Sailfish sank with gold coins and passenger valuables and that Black Marlin was carrying four separate silver shipments when she sank during battle. In addition to funding operations, a successful offering will allow the Company to add search and survey equipment to its current holdings allowing Endurance to search deeper water with higher quality imaging.
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ROVSoil Machine Dynamics Ltd., a leading ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and subsea vehicle systems manufacturer have entered into an agreement which appoints Tree C Technology B.V. as the supplier of ROV simulators to SMD and its clients. The agreement covers simulators for their series of Workclass ROVs (WROVs), designed and manufactured in Wallsend, UK. Future implementations of the simulator shall potentially also include subsea trenching and ploughing vehicle systems as well. As with most of Tree C developed simulators, there is a high level of integration with SMD’s control systems platform, enabling the WROV operator to switch between control of the real world WROV and the virtual WROV, via the control system console, the company said in its press release.
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James Fisher Nuclear (JFN), a provider of marine and engineering services, has added another SeaBotix vLBV to their equipment fleet.
JFN has been using a vLBV, with key components coated in a specialized (Cerakote) protective layer, to withstand high pH conditions within the FGMSP (First Generation Magnox Storage Pond) at the Sellafield nuclear site in North West England.
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According to Shama Lunia, Senior Research Associate of the Aerospace and Defense business unit at MarketsandMarkets,"Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market by product [ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)], Application (Defense, Oil and Gas, Scientific Research) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle-East, Latin America, ROW) - Forecasts & Analysis (2014–2019)", published by MarketsandMarkets, is projected to cross $4.84 Billion by 2019, growing at a high CAGR from 2014 to 2019.The global ROV market is estimated to be $1.2 billion in 2014 and expected register a CAGR of 20.11% in 2019. The global AUV market is estimated to be $457 million in 2014 and expected register a CAGR of 31.95% in 2019.
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Mosman Oil and Gas Limited, a New Zealand and Australia focused oil exploration and development company, disclosed Monday that it has signed agreements with Landcorp and a local farmer to access land in preparation for the commencement of drilling of Crossroads-1 and Crestal-1 wells in the Petroleum Creek Project in petroleum exploration permit (PEP) 38526 in New Zealand’s South Island in June 2014.
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Aker Solutions won a contract worth $2.3 billion from Total to provide a subsea production system for the Kaombo Block 32 development in Angola.
Aker Solutions will deliver 20 subsea manifolds and 65 vertical subsea wellsets. The order also includes associated controls as well as work-over and tie-in systems. The first deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.
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In an email statement the Company confirmed that the installation has been completed on the wind farm located about 32 km north of Ruegen Island in the western part of the Baltic Sea. As reNews reported, the jack-up vessel Goliath completed the work of driving the piles at the location of each of 41 jackets. The installation of jackets is expected to start in the second or third quarter by the Taklift 4 vessel. EnBW Baltic 2 will consist of a total of 80 wind turbines of 3.6 MW each, and will have a total capacity of 288 MW.
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Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors, have signed a major lump-sum contract with Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola.
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Iraq’s cabinet approved Tuesday an $588.8 million oilfield service contract with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction (047040.KS) for the development of the Zubair oil field, the cabinet said in a statement.
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Iraq’s cabinet approved Tuesday an $588.8 million oilfield service contract with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction (047040.KS) for the development of the Zubair oil field, the cabinet said in a statement.
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Seadrill Limited disclosed Wednesday that it has sold 230 million shares of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad raising approximately $300 million in proceeds. The total economic gain realized from this sale is approximately $165 million. Following the completion of this transaction Seadrill will continue to own approximately 490 million shares, representing an approximate 8 percent ownership stake in SapuraKencana. Tor Olav Troim will continue to serve as a board member of SapuraKencana with John Fredriksen as an alternate director.
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Oceanlinx, an Australian wave energy company, is in the process of planning the removal of its wave energy generator southwest of Adelaide.
The so-called "greenWAVE" unit was damaged last month during tow operations in shallow waters and now it is stranded off the coast of Carrickalinga.
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
A consortium of German companies, universities and institutes has developed a robot system that can be used for deep sea research. It could also help to find black boxes of aircrafts.
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group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a digging robot — dubbed the "RoboClam" — inspired by the Atlantic razor clam. The RoboClam digs so effectively by changing the surrounding soil into liquid. The RoboClam could serve a variety of applications from anchoring underwater robots to subsea cable installation and mine neutralization.
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CTruk designs and constructs light, composite workboats for various applications, ranging from offshore wind support vessels to superyachts and naval vessels. With a fully-equipped shipyard in Brightlingsea on the south-east coast of England, the company is well placed to design, build and deliver tough and fuel-efficient vessels across Europe. Safety is a key focus, with a company mantra of safer, faster, better and more cost-effective.
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