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Nissan is providing its Around View Monitor (AVM) technology to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and Topy Industries, through a joint development project that may help uncover the mysteries of the oceans.
 
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OCS industry stakeholders can click here for an opportunity to review the United States Coast Guard's Commercial Diving Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

This notice is also available for viewing in the Federal Register.  Industry Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments during this review period. 
 

 

 

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Dryden Diving Company, Inc.
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A quick look at the highlights of Underwater Intervention 2015
 
 
Hosted by ADCI and GoM Diving Safety Workgroup This past February at Underwater Intervention, the Association of Diving Contractors International and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Diving Safety Workgroup hosted a symposium covering the expanded presence of lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico and the dangers they can pose to commercial divers. The symposium was well attended, with roughly 200 industry stakeholders from the commercial diving, oil and gas and other industries sitting in to learn how to mitigate these dangers and better protect personnel involved in underwater operations. 
 
 
Dr. Brian Bourgeois points out areas to be conscious of when non-diving physicians fill out the ADCI Medical Examination Form. 
 
 
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.
 

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.
 

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.


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.


In this episode, we discuss the auditing process that is requisite of all general members of the Association of Diving Contractors International (or ADCI), and explain the benefits of hiring fully vetted contractors to perform underwater operations.
 
More from ADCI TV
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.
 
Underwater burning creates hydrogen / oxygen mixtures that are highly explosive. Consider the tips outlined in this updated video before performing underwater burning.
 
LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Jack W Fisher of Lakeville, MA passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at home. He was 73 years old.
A loving son, devoted husband, dedicated father, and faithful friend, Jack was a man of honor and strength. He gave, he loved, and he inspired. He believed in people and changed every life he touched. He showed us all how to live life with a purpose. He made the world a better place and our lives are better for having known him.
 
While we think of the cosmos as being full of mystery, there are plenty of unexplored places remaining on our own planet — under the oceans. Only about 5% of the Earth's sea floor has been explored.
But now, thanks to a robotic submarine deployed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research ship Okeanos Explorer, we'll all be able to go online and take a peek at some of that unknown territory in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
 
At the crest of a swell, an orange wing sticks straight up out of the ocean, like the fin of a miserable orca waving to the crowd at SeaWorld. That speck of color some 800 feet from the research vessel Paragon is part of an advanced seagoing robot, a drone, and the wing contains its antenna—which is talking to a satellite, which is talking to our skipper’s cell phone.
 
Pupils from Mackie Academy took the plunge with their underwater robot at Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Thursday, April 2.
The youngsters put the robot they had designed and built to the test as part of an annual competition.
Scottish MATE ROV, co-ordinated and hosted by RGU in Aberdeen, saw nine school teams from around the country face off as they put their robots through a series of underwater missions, for a place in the international final.
 
The water beneath Antarctica's thick ice may be dark and chilly, but it still harbors a surprising amount of sea life, including sea stars, sponges and anemones, according to a new underwater robotic expedition. Researchers captured the aquatic footage at Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf with a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV), dubbed Icefin. The ROV is capable of diving 0.9 miles (1.5 kilometers) below sea level and conducting 1.9-mile-long (3 km) surveys, they said.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
A JOBS-BOOSTING multi-million pound ship – which supplies the diving industry – has chosen Hartlepool as its home. The DSV (Dive Support Vessel) Curtis Marshall, was built in the Tees Valley from March, 2011. Now four years on, North- East man Chris Jakeman is the operations manager for the ship – which is so huge at 100ft-long and around 24ft-wide, it only just fits into Hartlepool Marina.
 
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s TITAN Salvage was recently honored with the International Salvage Union (ISU) Meritorious Service Award during the organization’s Associate Members’ Day Conference in London. The award was presented by ISU President Leendert Muller in recognition of TITAN and Micoperi’s outstanding service to the salvage industry during the successful execution of the largest single maritime wreck removal project ever to be undertaken, the Costa Concordia.
 
A Scotland-based robotics company for the subsea energy sector is launching a Western Hemisphere headquarters in Houston to expand its global business. Rovop Ltd. — as in remotely operated vehicles — is opening a 1.5-acre site on FM 529 in northwestern Houston with Scott Wagner as the Houston managing director, along with Brett "Gonzo" Eychner and Wayne Betts. All three senior managers are Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE: OII) veterans.
 
Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the "Company") a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $11 million.
The job, awarded by the Port of Tacoma, is to perform pier demolition and mechanical dredging. Onsite construction is expected to begin in the second quarter and will last approximately 8 months.
 
Subsalve USA
 

 

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