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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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When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a catastrophic failure, a creative option was needed to repair the unit, whose intake structure is 160 feet below the lake surface. The solution chosen, called "saturation diving," involved using special equipment to replicate living at underwater pressures during the task.
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Ocean Week concludes this weekend with festivities at several locations across the beaches. The day-long Ocean Fest at Capt. Anderson’s Marina supplies the grand finale.
The week was established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the SeaLab-1 experimental underwater laboratory, but it has also served to celebrate water recreation and conservation activities, as well as to raise funds to maintain the Man in the Sea Museum.
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The Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary TITAN Salvage and partner Micoperi have confirmed that the Costa Concordia – the Concordia class cruise ship that wrecked along shores of Giglio Island, Italy, in January 2012 – has been refloated and has begun its final voyage to an assigned berth in Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, some 200 miles away. The project is the largest and one of the most technically complex maritime salvage jobs ever completed.
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Hydroid, USA, is to sponsor the AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp which is taking place from 3 to 8 August 2014 at the University of New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH, USA. The symposium will focus on developing new methods of AUV operations, data collection, processing and display.
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Discoveries of ancient shipwrecks and cautionary tales of the damage that trawlers can do to those relics are all part of a new exhibition at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, presented in collaboration with underwater explorer Robert Ballard and his Ocean Exploration Trust.
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Despite the ongoing hostilities in Libya, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has once again exempted some Filipinos from the deployment ban in the conflict-torn state.
In its latest two-page governing board resolution No. 17, series of 2014, POEA said workers in offshore oil rigs platforms in Libyan territory will be allowed to return to Libya.
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As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists say. A few wily individuals have been spotted prowling the grids of turbines, checking for fish congregating around individual pillars and stopping to feast when they find them.
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Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters.
Beaufort, North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. (ACMG), a marine salvage, emergency towing and environmental services provider, was recently contracted to provide an initial survey and fast response pollution mitigation to a World War II era vessel believed to be the SS W.E. Hutton.
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The release of a new Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) annual workforce survey shows that development of shale has – to the surprise of few – been a boon to the state. Pennsylvania’s unemployment is the lowest that it has been since 2008, and hiring in 2014 could send it even lower. Member companies expect to add to the ranks of shale workers by hiring more than 2,000 new employees in 2014, John M. Augustine III, the community outreach manager, told Rigzone.
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Lawmakers in Mexico’s lower house approved on Tuesday a key package of bills needed to implement a landmark energy overhaul, but made minor changes that will now need to be approved by the Senate. The bills, including a crucial new hydrocarbons law, form the backbone of a reform to open the long-shuttered oil sector to private and foreign investment via a potentially lucrative new contacting scheme aimed at luring oil majors like Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil.
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LinkQuest Inc.
As we work to grow jobs and the economy, we should always remember the importance of trade and maritime commerce as well as the infrastructure necessary to support it modern, properly dredged ports and waterways.
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The UN's International Seabed Authority (ISA) has opened up massive new regions of the ocean floor for mining companies to search for and dig up valuable minerals including copper, gold and manganese by issuing seven new exploration licences.
State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s latest decision.
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The US Department of State has issued Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) rulings for iXBlue OCTANS and PHINS fibre optic gyro (FOG)-based navigation products, confirming that control for export of both units from the United States will be administered through the Department of Commerce under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) process.
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
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Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling have entered into a drilling agreement worth up to $4.25 billion, in line with a previous agreement and despite Western sanctions over Moscow’s role in Ukraine. Rosneft said the deal foresaw the employment of six offshore drilling rigs until 2022.
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Global specialist in seabed-to-surface engineering and construction, Subsea 7, has strengthened its already strong pipeline fabrication and installation capabilities in the North Sea market, with the opening of its new, bespoke spoolbase facility, at the Port of Leith, Edinburgh (owned by Forth Ports Limited).
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Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to extend use of Heimdal until the end of 2034.
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WFS Technologies (WFS), the global leader in the delivery of underwater wireless instrumentation and control solutions to the Offshore Oil and Gas and Renewables industries and Fugro Subsea Technologies (Fugro), which designs, builds and delivers the FCV range of ROVs to its Subsea Services Division, announce an agreement to offer subsea wireless capability on all FCV Work Class ROVs from 2015 onwards.
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
Production is underway on Valeport's UV-SVP (Underwater Vehicle - Sound Velocity Profiler), which is a small and compact direct reading package aimed primarily at AUV and ROV users. Measuring sound velocity, temperature and pressure, the UV-SVP uses Valeport's time of flight sound speed sensor, a PRT temperature sensor and a 0.01% accuracy pressure transducer in a package weighing 750g in air.
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In the fourth part of our series on the basics of divers’ watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain why each type is perfectly OK, depending on the type of diving you do.
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HydroHoist Marine Group, a leader in the boat lift industry, has launched the latest in its line of boat lifts.
"We are excited to offer a new boat lift that represents the latest innovation in our constant evolution," said HydroHoist Marine Group President & CEO, Mick Webber.
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