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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 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 Dutch Department of Public Works intends to award the contract for the salvage of the wreck of the car carrier Baltic Ace to Boskalis, and its partner, Mammoet Salvage. The wreck and its cargo need to be removed because they pose a threat to the environment and to shipping on the busy route towards the Port of Rotterdam.
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Before you can develop offshore oil and natural gas you have to know where it is. The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying, a more accurate picture can be developed of what energy lies below the ocean floor.
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Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued a new rule note covering the Classification of Diving Support Units. Rule Note NR609 sets out requirements for vessels used for manned diving operations, whether they are fitted with an air system for shallow diving or with a complex saturation system for deep diving.
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Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on the new analysis, which suggests that the aircraft turned that direction earlier than previously believed.
In three weeks, a Dutch contractor will begin the operation with three vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounders and video equipment, Truss said.
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The Navy is looking for intelligent students with critical thinking skills who are interested in careers that involve working on the world’s most-advance weapons systems, developing the next generation of medical technology, or a number of other fields of STEM study. It is estimated more than 1 million STEM jobs will be created by 2020, creating a great need in the market for qualified employees.
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City University London Professor of Marine Engineering, Professor John Carlton, will be presenting the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' (IMechE) Fluid Machinery Group Lecture on 16th September. Cavitation is the formation of gas bubbles of a flowing liquid in a region where the pressure of the liquid falls below its vapour pressure. In the context of marine engineering, it is a significant cause of serious damage to ship propellers.
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LTV 38 is able to perform at a maximum depth of 1,000 meters for up to 72 hours. It is designed as a full-pressure hull vehicle, capable of both line of sight and over the horizon communications, and can also conduct limited autonomous contact avoidance maneuvers via acoustic sensors while anchored and such missions are conducted and controlled remotely.
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LinkQuest Inc.
The Government is looking for vendors who can perform the following requirements:
PIFSC has a requirement for a jet-powered autonomous surface vessel capable of operating in the shallow-water lagoons and coral reef areas of islands in the Pacific. This procurement should include all the hardware and software necessary for full operation of the vehicle in the autonomous/unmanned mode with the interfaces already implemented to accept PIFSC-supplied survey equipment (e.g. Seabird CTD, Imagenex DeltaT multibeam sonar).
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The Government anticipates awarding a Firm-Fixed Price contract for Routine and Depot Level Maintenance Services of EOD Mobile Dive and Salvage Divers Life Support System (DLSS) in accordance with attached Performance Work Statement (PWS).
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Rowe Technologies (USA) has received an order for six SeaPilot DVLs from Oceaneering International (USA). Rowe Technologies has also developed a 4,500-metre rated titanium SeaPilot DVL for deep-water deployments. The SeaPilot DVL provides a slightly smaller footprint when compared to other products in the market and also provides the industry's newest electronics platform.
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One of Crowley’s four ocean class tugs, Ocean Sky, recently provided back-up station-keeping and holdback services during a routine blackout test of ultra-deepwater, semisubmersible oil rig Noble Jim Day. This Shell-leased, Noble-owned rig is currently operating in about 9,600 feet of water in the 508 section of Walker Ridge as part of the Stones Prospect, the company said in its press release.
As part of routine blackout testing, Crowley was contracted to have the Ocean Sky connect its tow line to the rig, which itself has DP3 technology. The tug’s connection was to serve as a contingency in the event the rig required additional assistance, which it did not during the 12-hour drill.
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AUVs have historically been used for a limited number of tasks due to the technology available; however, as AUVs are increasingly being used in commercial scenarios, the industry will grow over the five years to 2019. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report collection.
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IKM has announced that its subsea engineering and services provider, IKM Subsea Singapore, is to provide ROV services on a Construction Support vessel headed for India.
The company announced that the vessel has been mobilised from Singapore and is currently heading to support an FPSO Hook-up and Commission project in India.
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James Fisher and Sons plc today announces that its subsidiary Divex has been awarded a contract by Keppel Singmarine ("KSM") to supply a saturation diving system for the BP Exploration Shah Deniz II Project in the Caspian Sea, the company said in its press release. Divex, the global leader in the design and delivery of saturation diving systems, has been contracted by Singapore shipyard KSM for the engineering design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 300 metre depth, 18 man, twin bell / twin hyperbaric lifeboat saturation diving system.
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IKM Subsea Singapore has secured a new contract offshore Myanmar.
"We have done various projects in Myanmar indirectly with our clients from Singapore and Malaysia," said the company. "This is the first project with a company from Myanmar. Our client PCML (PC Myanmar (Hong Kong) Limited) has awarded a contract for ROV services to be provided on the semi-sub NAGA 1."
IKM Subsea will provide a work class ROV together with all necessary tooling.
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UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of a major infield inspection of approximately 550 km of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the North West coast of Australia using two of its Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder for the oil & gas sector, today unveiled its Generation 3 crew transfer vessel for the international offshore markets.
The Strategic Marine Gen 3 40-metre boat is the latest model produced from a long background of designing and refining personnel transfer vessels currently servicing clients all over the world.
Succeeding the popular Generation 2, the new design has been in development since 2013. In assessing areas to upgrade the model, Strategic Marine focused on a more efficient hull, increased passenger, fuel and water capacities, higher payload and increased comfort.
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A new camera developed by Battelle will greatly reduce the time, effort and expense needed to create complete 360-degree viewpoints in the depths of the ocean or in other hard to reach places.
The HorizonVue M360 Deep, as the camera is known, combines Battelle’s long history in maritime engineering technology with RemoteReality’s specialized optic designs and software to create a unique instrument capable of providing continuous 360-degree video feed at the ocean’s surface or depths of up to 10,000 feet.
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When iconic innovator and GE founder, Thomas Edison, said "I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it," little did he realize that, many decades later, the business would continue to heed this philosophy.
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Aquaterra Energy has launched a unique Riser Monitoring System (RMS) which the company believes will revolutionise the integrity management process and deliver superior reliability and accuracy of data acquisition for the offshore oil and gas industry.
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