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Greensea Systems, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
JFD announces that it has been awarded a major contract with Shanghai Salvage, one of the biggest professional salvage companies in China. The contract, valued in the region of £35m, is for the design and build of a 24 man saturation dive system capable of diving to depths of 500m, to help strengthen Shanghai Salvage’s subsea operational capability and support its growth into deeper diving operations.
 
Japan’s Kaiyo Engineering, which recently acquired Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV system, has added an active heave compensator (AHC) to the ROV’s launch and recovery system.
 
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The Call for Papers for Underwater Intervention 2017 is being extended. Due to a series of unforeseen technical difficulties in the abstract portal, that have now been resolved, the UI 2017 Leadership Committee has determined to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts to December 16, 2016.

Our technical sessions are of paramount importance, said Phil Newsum, executive director for the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI). They are what drive the entire event. We are determined to develop thoughtful, compelling content, which means ensuring we have a full range of abstracts to work from.

The abstract portal will re-open for new submissions Friday, November 18, 2016 and will remain open through Friday December 16, 2016. To submit an abstract, simply go to the UI 2017 website (www.underwaterintervention.com), click on "Become a Speaker," and follow the prompts.

Underwater Intervention 2017 is the world’s premier event commercial diving contractors, remotely operated vehicles, manned submersibles, and all other aspects of the underwater operations industry. Thousands of commercial divers, operators, contractors, engineers and safety professionals come together to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and evaluate supplier demonstrations.

For more information on speaking, exhibiting or attending UI 2017, please contact the UI 2017 Show Management Team at ui@naylor.com or 703-259-6118.
 
The November/December issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue features stories on industry topics ranging from Contaminated Water Diving, the CalPIA Marine Technology Training Center and a Slice of Diving History from the United States Navy. All of this and much more in the November/December issue of Underwater Magazine.
 
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 An introduction to why the lionfish has become such a powerful invasive species.
 
 
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LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The oldest known harbor in the world has been discovered by archaeologists diving off Egypt's Red Sea coast at Wadi el-Jarf. The site was found near a huge archive of papyri – which is also the oldest known to date, and which describe how the harbor was built and used by the great King Cheops to import materials to build his flagship monument, the Great Pyramid of Giza.
 
During the Second World War, the British submarine HMS - P311 (class T) departed from Malta on a mission against the Italian Navy. She sank in January 1943 after hitting the antisubmarine mines located to protect the port of La Maddalena.
 
Funds advised by a private equity investment firm, Triton, will become the largest shareholder and should, in collaboration with some of the existing shareholders in DeepOcean, support the company’s growth over the coming years.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Global Market Research Report on Observation Mini ROV Market 2016 is a professional and in-depth complete study on the current state of the Observation Mini ROV worldwide.
 
JFD is to expand the National Hyperbaric Centre’s fixed hyperbaric reception facility (HRF) from an 18-man to a 24-man system. Housing the only land-based saturation diving system in the UK, the National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) has worked in collaboration with North Sea diving contractors to help ensure the safety of saturation divers in case of an emergency over the last 28 years, successfully providing a comprehensive 18-man emergency hyperbaric reception facility.
 
The light well intervention and dive support vessel MSV Seawell has returned to service after a US$74.5 million (£60 million) investment by its owners, Aberdeen-based Helix Well Ops (UK), a UK subsidiary of international offshore energy service company Helix Energy Solutions Group.
 
There's no shortage of diving opportunities off the shores of the world's most beautiful beaches. But being able to explore that watery world hasn't always been easy. Finding ways to breathe underwater took years to perfect.
 
A new report by energy research and consulting service, Douglas-Westwood (DW), said that due to the current reality of a ‘lower for longer’ oil price, many oil majors have opted to focus on subsea well tiebacks, as sanctioning floating production systems (FPS) for offshore projects has become financially unviable.
 
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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