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Greensea Systems, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Aerial drones dominate the skies, offering majestic bird's-eye-view vistas, but the 'Remote Operated Vehicle' concept from designer Ron Ferencz gives consumers an equally awe-inspiring perspective: underwater. The Remote Operated Vehicle, or ROV, is a camera-mounted aquatic drone that could take over the waters the way that aerial drones have taken over the skies.
 
The once-ribbing term "four-eyes" now secures a coolness factor, thanks to a team of Navy engineers who have developed a high-resolution, see-through, heads-up display embedded directly inside a KM-37 Navy dive helmet to keep its users safer, more efficient and more effective underwater.
 
Due to the diverse environments and niche missions they are tasked with, operators within the US Special Forces community receive the most innovative gadgetry the military has to offer.
 
Detailed study by Miko has resulted in a system that uses specially formulated rubber patches that are slid over a leak and held in place by ratchet straps. The kits can be used to seal leaks in pipes ranging from 2-inches to 20-inches in diameter and can cover holes up to 1-inch across.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, has introduced a new hydraulics course which will provide candidates an introduction to fluid power systems.
The Underwater Centre has developed the course to give candidates an introduction to the principles of fluid mechanics and provide hands-on experience using the Centre’s new training equipment.
 
Years before the advent of modern scuba gear in the 1940s, bridge builders and underwater construction workers labored in large, watertight, high-pressure chambers known as "caissons" -- dive bells that enabled the creation of iconic American structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge.
But, some of those workers returned to the surface feeling sick, achy, in shock or worse.
 
An Italian Navy diving unit known as Gruppo Operativo Subacquei (GOS) has discovered the wreck of a vessel from the Battle of Genoa in 1795.
The battle is known in part as the first major naval engagement for then-Captain Horatio Nelson, who helped take a large French warship out of the fight – the Ça Ira, an 80-gun ship of the line nearly twice the size of Nelson's HMS Agamemnon.
 
The crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus has posted a YouTube video of their discovery of a mysterious purple orb-shaped creature living very near the bottom of the Pacific Ocean not far off the coast of Los Angeles. In addition to footage of the creature, the researchers can be heard making observations and engaging in a discussion about whether or not to capture it and bring it aboard for further study.
 
The blue hole discovered in the South China Sea has been confirmed to be the world’s deepest underwater sinkhole, surpassing the one in the Bahamas by almost 100 meters.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The 2016 Market Research Report on Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Industry is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle industry
Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions development status.
 
According to the new Market Research Report "North America Instrumentation Valves and Fittings Market, by Product Type (Process Valves, Manifold Valves, Ultra-Clean Valves, Fitting & Connectors, and Pneumatic actuators), by Application - Trends and Forecasts till 2022", is expected to reach USD 1,428.1 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.2 % during the forecast period.
 
The Global ROV/AUV Video Cameras Industry report gives a comprehensive account of the Global ROV/AUV Video Cameras market. Details such as the size, key players, segmentation, SWOT analysis, most influential trends, and business environment of the market are mentioned in this report. Furthermore, this report features tables and figures that render a clear perspective of the ROV/AUV Video Cameras market. The report features an up-to-date data on key companies' product details, revenue figures, and sales. Furthermore, the details also gives the Global ROV/AUV Video Cameras market revenue and its forecasts. The business model strategies of the key firms in the ROV/AUV Video Cameras market are also included. Key strengths, weaknesses, and threats shaping the leading players in the market have also been included in this research report.
 
Damen Shipyards Group has announced its latest concept design: the Damen Decommissioning Series. The vessel will specialise in three core areas of the oil and gas decommissioning sector: topside decommissioning offshore platform removal, and subsea cleaning and removal. The design is based on in-house research carried out at Damen by one of its undergraduate interns.
 
Shell Australia has awarded DOF Subsea a five-year contract with 2x two year options to provide a fulltime underwater services and multi-purpose supply vessel (MPSV) to the Prelude FLNG facility. Prelude FLNG, the largest floating facility ever built, will produce, liquefy, store and transfer LNG at sea. The facility will be located in Western Australia.
 
Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has announced a multimillion pound contract win with an independent UK-based E&P company, to provide air diving, and ROV inspection and construction services across five of its North Sea assets.
 
Subsalve USA
REGULATORY NEWS
EPA enforcement is becoming a more prevalent issue for vessels importing into the U.S. This has been in the regulations for a while but has rarely been enforced. Before a few weeks ago we had only been asked two or three times in 15 years for the EPA conformity of the engines in a boat.
Within the last month U.S. Customs and Border Protection has started requesting this on a regular basis and in Miami, Customs is requiring the WPA 3520-21 Engine declaration form be submitted at the time the importation is filed or they will not accept the entry.
 
 

 

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