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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the offshore industry, is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDPs) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech). The JDPs will include topics such as special purpose rigs, data analytics, and subsea technology.
 
Summer 2016 is heating up with new and upcoming advances in Navy diving technologies at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD). Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher and his team are developing what can be described as a "next-generation" and "futuristic" system for the Navy diving community.
 
Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. recently mapped the seabed in Monterey Bay, Calif. using 2G Robotics’ underwater laser scanning equipment. This high-resolution deepwater dynamic mapping of Sur Ridge was performed using 2G Robotics’ ULS-500 underwater laser scanner mounted to a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV).
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nominations are now open for the ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame

 
Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.

Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.

Inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2017.

For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or
pnewsum@adc-int.org

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Please visit adc-int.org to download the nominations form and to learn more about the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame.

Return completed forms to
btreadway@adc-int.org
or mail to
ADCI, 5206 FM 1960 W.,
Ste 202, Houston, TX 77069
 
Nominations are now open for the ADCI Scholarship Program

Award
This year the ADCI will award 2 Scholarships at $4,000.00 each.

Eligibility
This ADCI Scholarship is open to members of the community of all ADCI voting member companies who are current and in good standing with ADCI, with the exception of officers and/or directors of the ADCI Board of Directors or their immediate families. This award is available for any institution of higher learning after high school including universities, colleges, junior colleges, vocational training schools and trade schools. 

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2017.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Please visit adc-int.org to download the application form.

 
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.
 
New On ADCI-TV
Stay current with what's happening in your industry by watching ADCI's video updates. 
 
 
 
 

The first of a three-part series detailing how to successfully prepare for and navigate through an ADCI contractor audit, this episode focuses on the audit form and its different sections.
 

 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
High above the spot where Bertha, the SR 99 tunnel machine, sits idle during a scheduled maintenance stop, workers with Seattle Tunnel Partners and Ballard Marine Construction explained Tuesday what it takes to go deep underground and safely perform inspections and necessary repairs on the hulking machine.
Bertha is currently stopped 120 feet below Spring Street, about a third of the way through its 9,270-foot journey to cut a path for a new highway to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Crews sent down to perform cleaning and maintenance of Bertha’s cutterhead will encounter hyperbaric conditions, similar to those found in an underwater dive.
 
Looking for work? It might be time to jump into a career in commercial diving.
While it may go against the tide in terms of national employment trends, all along the West Coast of Canada there’s an acute shortage of commercial divers.
 
The wreck removal of the Dutch freighter MV Flinterstar is underway in the North Sea off Belgium with salvage crews successfully lifting the bow section from the seabed earlier this week.
The operation to remove the wreck has been ongoing for the past 10 weeks as a consortium of Belgian marine contractors prepared the wreck for the lifting operation and mobilized equipment.
 
For 72 years, it was missing in action. The Navy torpedo bomber rested on the sandy bottom off Palau’s coast, its fuselage violently broken from anti-aircraft fire amid heavy fighting of World War II.
Its presence there in the South Pacific went unnoticed until this spring, when a volunteer team of divers, historians and oceanography experts found the wreck. After some research and calculations – plus some high-tech sonar – the team determined the aircraft was a three-man TBM-1C Avenger that had crashed during a bombing run in July 1944.
 
It was a Sunday night and the Canadian schooner Royal Albert had just gotten underway a few hours earlier, bound for Toledo and loaded with 285 tons of railroad rails. Then conditions on Lake Ontario worsened.
The 104-foot schooner was near Fair Haven, New York, when its heavy cargo shifted on that night of Aug. 9, 1868. That caused the ship's seams to burst. It filled with water and sank quickly. Its crew used a small yawl craft to escape and reach the shore.
 
JW Fishers has invited customers in commercial diving, law enforcement, military, marine archaeology and recreational diving to submit photos and videos of underwater search equipment, offering a $250 gift certificate for each video interesting enough to post on the company’s website, and a $100 gift certificate for each good photo.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global marine electric vehicles market 2016-2020 report. This research report also lists four other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.
 
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired the operating assets of Roxel Rental AS, a supplier of temporary air solutions for the Norwegian offshore industry.
Roxel Rental is based in Stavanger, Norway, and is part of the Roxel Group.
The company had revenues in 2015 of about MNOK 12 (MEUR 1.3). Two of the company’s employees are joining Atlas Copco. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
 
Scottish subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, has linked up with Bibby Offshore to provide ROV apprentices with the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience, unavailable anywhere else in the world.
The apprentices, who are employed by Bibby Offshore but are still too young to go offshore, will benefit from operational experience in the field with live ROVs and will undertake a wide variety of tasks including the mobilisation/demobilisation of the work class ROV.
The first two apprentices have completed three weeks of training where they gained experience in the Centre’s mechanical workshop and also on board the work class ROV vessel, Loch Sunart.
 
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has concluded the acquisition of offshore-related activities from VolkerWessels. The transaction strengthens Boskalis' position in the attractive, growing offshore wind energy market.
 
Subsalve USA
 

 

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