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For workers laboring on top of tall structures, the ability to self-rescue could mean the difference between life and death. While transportation incidents represented the largest cause of U.S. workplace deaths, workers also face serious threats from falling. Fourteen percent, or 660, of the 4,821 U.S. worker fatalities in 2014 resulted from falls to a lower level of a facility, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Saint Paul, Minn.-based 3M is seeking to address this risk with its new line of fall protection products, including a safety harness, personal protection equipment, fall protection devices for tools and the latest ‘self-rescue device.’
 
Aquabotix, a marine technology company delivering the accessibility of today’s electronics products to underwater ROVs, announces the immediate availability of the Endura. The Endura has been engineered for dependability and functionality across a wide range of underwater applications. It surpasses other mini ROVs in thrust, dependability and software performance.
 
Defense and security company Saab presented its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Sea Wasp, at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. Sea Wasp, which relocates, identifies and neutralizes underwater improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is designed to combat below-the-surface terrorism.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI is now releasing its Supervisor Nitrox Endorsement Examination.  This examination is available to all current ADCI certified supervisors.  On the revised Supervisor Exam Application, which can be downloaded here, qualified candidates can check the box for "Nitrox Endorsement."
 
The cost of the examination and new certification card is $150.00. A tutorial is included in the examination package.  
 
It should be noted that a tutorial is not a course on Nitrox (enriched air) Diving Operations.  Candidates should already have knowledge and experience with Nitrox operations, prior to undertaking the exam or supervising a commercial nitrox diving operation.
 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
An octopus laid claim to a cable coil as a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) was trying to do some work on the Ocean Networks Canada underwater observatory off the coast of Vancouver Island. The octopus can be seen fighting with the ROV named Hercules — the octopus tries to get in the way of it so it can`t undo a knot.
 
It's been said that we know more about the heavens above than we do about the deep sea here on Earth. Take a look at this creature and you might have a hard time guessing if it was filmed by a submersible or a spacecraft.
 
Operation NUNALIVUT 2016 recently wrapped up in and around Resolute Bay and CFS Alert, Nunavut, and once again, divers from FDU(A) successfully conducted dives through thick ice into freezing arctic waters.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
GAC EnvironHull’s innovative HullWiper hull cleaning technology has won the Clean Shipping title in this year’s Seatrade Awards presented this week in London. It is the fourth major industry award the diver-free remote-controlled system has won since it was launched at the end of 2013.
 
The verdict at the 5th India Marine Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference of Hinode held this time in Mumbai last week was clear and unanimous. The presentations as well as the deliberations highlighted an upbeat atmosphere indicating the growing prospects for salvors on the India’s 7516 KM of coastline and in the surrounding area. The scenario depicts numerous options according to the presentations which brought out issues and insights that made prospects look bright in the coming months and with the monsoon round the corner, players could finally make it big.
 
Norway-based Reach Subsea has secured a contract with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for a marine mining project in the mid-Atlantic ridge north of Jan Mayen.
Financed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), the MarMine project will deploy remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and grabs for seabed mapping and sampling for geological and biological research related to marine mining.
 
Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., has further strengthened its global offering of state-of-the-art rental equipment by placing a multi-million dollar equipment order with subsea technology provider, Sonardyne International Ltd.
This order demonstrates Forum’s commitment to long-term growth and continued investment in new equipment to ensure customers are offered the latest, cost-effective rental solutions coupled with assurance of reduced downtime by utilising new assets.
 
Oil slipped on Friday on a stronger dollar and as investors cashed in on a three-day rally, but prices still ended the week higher after production in Nigeria fell to its lowest in two decades and wildfires slashed output from Canada’s oil sands.
 
After plunking down more than $2.5 billion for drilling rights in U.S. Arctic waters, Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and other companies have quietly relinquished claims they once hoped would net the next big oil discovery.
 
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of an EPCI contract by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL).The contract value is in excess of US $1.3billion. This contract will be jointly executed by Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7(1). The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the turbine foundations and array cables, and the transport and installation of transmission modules for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, offshore Scotland (UK).
 
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