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Pre-planned preventative maintenance programs work to ensure the safety of personnel and assist in mitigating costs associated with equipment failure. This episode reinforces the importance of such programs and discusses the benefits associated with them.




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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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
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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DRYDEN DIVING COMPANY, INC.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
SINGAPORE - A 36-year-old commercial diver died on Wednesday while conducting diving operations under a container ship at Singapore's Eastern Holding Anchorage. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), responding to queries on Thursday, said the diver was underwater taking photographs of welding work done on a vessel "when he was sucked into a space in the hull of the vessel".
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Alvin, the little manned submarine that could, is still plugging away at the frontiers of ocean exploration half a century after it was first launched.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which operates the Navy-owned sub, celebrated Alvin’s 50th birthday on Thursday. Scientists count somewhere near 4,900 dives made by the three-man sub — and 2,600 researchers who have used it — to explore different parts of the ocean.
But Alvin was not available on Cape Cod for the occasion. Larry Madin, director of research at Woods Hole, said Alvin is in Gulfport, Miss. and would spend the day much the way it has spent every day of the past 50 years: working.
Deep-sea exploration is a risky business.
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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas District sent a letter to 2Go Group Inc. informing the latter about the possible threats the wreck of its vessel mv St. Thomas Aquinas poses if it’s not removed.
The vessel sank after colliding with mv Sulpicio Express Siete near the Lawis Ledge off the coast of Talisay City last August 16.
PCG 7 District Commodore William Melad said they received a report from 2Go last May 24 informing them that the vessel posts no danger to marine navigation and may not need to be salvaged.
The firm said a salvage operation is complicated and it will need foreign equipment. But if it has to go through with it, it wants to close the south entrance of the area to sea traffic, Melad said.
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It was the "unsinkable ship" and the largest seagoing craft ever made. When RMS Titanic set off from Southampton, England, for its maiden voyage to New York, no one could have possibly imagined that only four days later it would collide with an iceberg, break in two and be forever consigned to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
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The Antikythera mechanism is a multi-part machine that was developed, we believe today, to predict eclipses and other astronomical phenomena. It dates back to the 1st century BC; it was discovered at the turn of the 20th century off the Greek island of Antikythera. It is composed of bronze, and comprised of multiple gears. It is generally acknowledged to be the world's first analog computer.
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The Australian authorities will reportedly allocate no more than 300 days time to the chosen contractor to find the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370.
According to CNN, the time frame for the sea floor search was included in documents released Wednesday by Australian authorities seeking bids from companies to carry out the next phase of the hunt for the passenger jet.
With the search for the ill-fated jet about to enter its third month, no trace of the missing plane has been found yet.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The ROV market future can be dominated by the AUV in the coming decades. The improved AUV capabilities and the autonomy feature will involve the AUV for operations that restrict the use of ROV due to entanglement. The endurance and miniaturization of AUV will strive to be the prime driver for undersea operations. The introduction of the AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) systems and solar cells technology will change the future of the AUV.
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Cal Dive International Inc. (NYSE: DVR) said its selling its Gulf of Mexico shallow water surface diving fleet for $18.5 million and a nearly 20 percent minority interest in the company acquiring the assets.
The sale and acquisition will help the company reduce its overheard costs, Cal Dive said in a press release. The sale is part of an effort to divest non-core assets and provide greater value to shareholders, Cal Dive said.
Details on the buyer were not released.
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There is a new fleet of robots, built outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, whose makers hope will not just dim the spectre of mining job losses in England’s North East, but eradicate it completely.
Except nobody is proposing to re-open the region’s defunct coal pits: these robots will dive down to 1,500 metres and claw up the rich minerals and metals carpeting the world’s seafloors.
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Alexander Comley has signed a partnership agreement with Hydra Offshore, an indigenous oilfield services company, in developing products for Ghana’s oil sector. The agreement is in response to the Petroleum Local Content Regulation, which began operations in February 2014.
Under the agreement Hydra Offshore will partner Alexander Comley in the supply of customised flanges, pipe, tube, fittings, plate, machined, turned parts and associated pipeline supplies. In addition, Hydra Offshore will also lead in the introduction and promotion of Alexander Comley’s products and services in the oil and gas industry within Ghana.
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State-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) could accelerate its investment in oil and gas resources in the long term, as it looks to ensure stable commodity supplies for the world’s No.3 economy.
President Hirobumi Kawano told Reuters that JOGMEC would in particular focus on boosting its investment in liquefied natural gas assets, with Japanese appetite for the fuel rocketing following the shutdown of all the country’s nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima crisis.
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GulfSlope Energy announced that the Company has received notice of award and has completed all requirements for 21 offshore lease blocks for which it was the high bidder at offshore lease sale 231, central Gulf of Mexico, conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
With the conclusion of the lease award process, the Company now controls 98,941 acres covering 17 prospects, previously identified by the Company. The blocks are located on the outer shelf and upper slope of the offshore Gulf of Mexico, in water depths of less than 1000′. The sum of the high bids was $7,319,217 on the leases awarded to the Company.
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The Danish Nature Agency, under the Danish Ministry of Environment, has issued a tender for Copenhagen hydrographic survey services.
The purpose of the survey is to map the remaining resources and obtain more information about the mining areas in the Sound.
Furthermore, the survey should determine the environmental impact and illustrate the raw material mapping of the 3 existing catchment areas in the North Sound.
The project, valued at $620 000 (DKK 3,4 million), is expected to start in August this year and be completed by the end of March 2015.
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Rosneft and Lukoil began the construction of prospecting and appraisal well № 1 at Ribachya structure as part of geologic exploration of North Caspian licensed site, situated in a Russian sector of North Caspian water area.
The project is operated by the Caspian Oil Company. The planned drilling depth is 1650 meters. The aim of well drilling is to explore the geologic structure and to detect oil and gas deposits, as well as to evaluate their commercial significance.
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Stainless steel hose reels are constructed from 304L grade of stainless steel and include Viton O-rings. While select models include aluminum fluid paths and latch parts, other models are offered with optional stainless steel fluid paths and latch parts. Spring retractable and hand rewind models handle hoses up to 1 in. ID and 100 ft long. Applications include pre-rinse, food processing, dairy operations, pharmaceutical/chemical plants, marine, and offshore environments.
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Kongsberg Maritime, a leading developer of underwater imaging products has further enhanced its high resolution digital stills camera the OE14-408, through the addition of an Ethernet control interface and a new, ergonomically designed graphical user interface.
The OE14-408 with its 1/1.7" CCD sensor, five time’s optical zoom and achromatic doublet lens has the ability to capture stills images up to a 10 mega pixel resolution whilst correcting for chromatic aberration.
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