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CS Unitec has introduced a series of hydraulic chain saws designed with a chain brake to stop chain movement during kickback or repositioning of the saw during cutting. Ideal for use in underwater applications, Series 5 1030 saws are safer than gas or electric options in hazardous atmospheres. This saw is ATEX classified II2GcIIBT5 and suitable for use in hot work zones, Ex zones and other hazardous environments.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
   
"I want to give thanks to Briant Dozar (ADCI Associate Member, Morgan City Rentals) for his personal donation to the ADCI Scholarship Program of $1000.00," says ADCI Executive Director Phil Newsum. "Briant has been a longtime supporter of ADCI, and his generous contribution to the scholarship program will go a long way towards helping recipients pursue their educational goals. Thanks for helping make dreams come true Briant."
 
The ADCI Western Chapter Meeting will be held at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in Santa Barbara, CA, on Friday, September 22, 2017. Presenters for the meeting include:

• Richard Wootton – Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen, LLP
• Geoff Thielst – SBCC Marine Diving Technology Program
• Chris Swann – Historian / Author
• Gary Jones – Broco, Inc.
• Lamar Hunt – Port of Long Beach Security Detachment
• Blair Mott – Kirby Morgan training Center

Other possible presentations to be provided by the U.S. Navy Dive Locker, San Diego; Brian Crothers - American Equity Underwriters; and Diving Unlimited International (DUI).

The Historical Diving Society will be conducting its 25th Anniversary conference in conjunction with the Chapter meeting on the evening of 22 August and all day on the 23rd. The HDS Conference will culminate with its Annual Banquet Awards Dinner on the evening of the 23rd.

Set your calendars now for this special underwater industry event and enjoy the beauty that Santa Barbara has to offer.
 
The ADCI is soliciting comments for it upcoming revisions to the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations. Stakeholders are invited to provide comments for the upcoming edition 6.3.

The comment period will commence on 27 June 2017 and conclude on 24 September 2017. The following areas will be available for comment:

• General Provisions
• Diving Personnel: Medical and Training Requirements
• Diving Personnel: Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Certifications
• Diving Modes: Definitions, Requirements, and Guidelines
• Underwater Operations: Procedures, Checklists, and Guidelines
• Life Support Equipment: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing
• Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
• Emergency Procedures, Assessments, and Reporting of Accidents
• Vessels and Floating Platforms for Diving Operations
• ADCI Compliance Audit Procedures
• Reference Materials
 
Underwater Intervention 2018 will take place February 6-8, 2018, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.  The new website has been launched (UI 2018), and new information is being added every week. Mark your calendar now and check out the website regularly for new information and to register in September.

To exhibit at the premier industry event, make sure you reserve your exhibit space today! Many companies have already secured their exhibit space for UI 2018. So, with just over a third of the show floor remaining, companies looking to get a prime exhibit location must act now you must act now to ensure a prime location!

Click here to view the most up-to-date floor plan, or contact your UI Show Management Team at ui@naylor.com or (703) 259-6118 to reserve your space today.

SEE YOU IN NEW ORLEANS!
 
The new website for Underwater Intervention 2018 has officially launched and program planning for the event is underway. UI 2018 is now accepting abstracts for the program through August 1, 2017. Our Track Chairs are diligently working to compile compelling content and dynamic speakers to produce the best educational sessions possible.  If you would like to contribute to the program, please submit your abstract by clicking on the Program Portal button and following the prompts.

UI 2018 is the premier event for the entire underwater operations industry. Through compelling education and thought provoking features, UI 2018 will draw the industry’s leaders from across the country and around the globe to gather for 3 days of networking, thought sharing and relationship building. Be a part of the must-attend event of the year to ensure your position in this competitive and ever-evolving industry.

SEE YOU IN NEW ORLEANS!
 
The Bergen International Diving Seminar 2017 will be held November 15 and 16 at the Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport. The 2017 Topic is Smarter Solutions to Address the Industry's Future. NUI will, on behalf of The Association of Operators for Hyperbaric Lifeboat Reception Facilities repeat the success by arranging the 25th Bergen International Diving Seminar.
 
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At Underwater Intervention 2017, Robbie Mistretta shared with ADCI some best practices for inspecting and maintaining your critical dive equipment.

 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Qinterra Group’s North Sea well intervention specialist Altus Intervention and its international technology arm, Qinterra Technologies have united to form one global force in well services. With headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, the combined group will be known as ‘Altus Intervention’, bringing together over 1,000 staff across four global regions: UK and West Africa, Norway and Denmark, the Americas and Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
 
The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the only international ocean business event to provide a yearly review of status and trends in ocean economic activity. It is organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC). The 5th edition will be held in Halifax, Canada, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 with the theme "The Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14): Business Leadership and Business Opportunities". Over three days, through plenaries, workshops, and several parallel sessions, SOS 2017 attendees will explore a range of maritime cross-sector topics such as: marine pollution, ocean industry projections and the future of the ocean economy, climate change and ocean acidification, sustainable fishing and aquaculture. The SOS 2017 lineup features high-level representatives from all the sectors of the Ocean Business Community.
 
Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, continues to strengthen its North Sea presence through successful completion of two further contracts with oil and gas majors, Perenco and Endeavour Energy UK. Perenco appointed Bibby Offshore to perform subsea integrity inspections and maintenance works on the Inde Joint pipeline, which runs to the Bacton Gas Terminal in the Southern North Sea. Completed in early July, the 15-day workscope saw Bibby Offshore install a total of 94 concrete mattresses over the pipeline to assist in preserving the remaining rock dump mounds.
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Ocean Marine Systems has successfully completed the second FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) of their through-hull instrument deployment hoist for security and safety systems integrator MARSS.
 
Vulcan Inc. has utilized Greensea technology in their recent historic discovery of the USS Indianapolis at 5,500m in the Philippine Sea. Greensea’s OPENSEA universal marine industry operating platform provided a unified, integrated system and supervised autonomy for the Vulcan ROV during its mission to confirm and document the wreckage of the WWII vessel.
 
The world’s largest manufacturer of e-robotic underwater systems, Saab Seaeye is further expanding its operations in Houston, USA. This comes as interest grows in the region for Saab Seaeye’s advanced smart robotic systems. Offshore operators and other users of underwater vehicles are seeing considerable savings coming from Saab Seaeye’s latest innovative robotic technology.
 
For the third time, WFN Strategies has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 36th Annual Inc. 5000 list, recognizing it as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. The Inc. 5000 ranks private companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period and recognizes business achievement. WFN Strategies, a leading submarine cable design and implementation company, overwhelmingly conformed to the requirements recognizing corporate Innovation, Growth, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.
 
 

 

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