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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Deep Ocean Engineering introduces a small ROV system for the ARIS sonar, complete with a tilt and roll actuator. While the system is operating, the sonar is being controlled from the topside systems unit.
 
The CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool, developed by hydraulic tools specialist Webtool, has received design verification approval from international certification body and classification society, DNV GL. It is the first cable and umbilical retrieval tool to meet the exacting design codes and standards for marine operations, and offshore and platform lifting appliances.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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.
 
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 2018.

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

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2017

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
 
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 2018.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2017

Please visit adc-int.org to download the application form.
 
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In this episode, Dive Inc.’s Rocky Heikkinen and Divers Supply Inc.’s Robbie Mistretta discuss common pitfalls of helmet maintenance that can have dire consequences.

 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Subsea UK has highlighted the huge opportunity for subsea companies to step-up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets at an event in Aberdeen on September 21 2017.
 
Phil Nuytten's innovations have been widely adopted by NASA, National Geographic and filmmaker James Cameron. In Ottawa on Friday, Nuytten's achievements were recognized yet again when he was appointed to the Order of Canada.
 
Organic growth from James Fisher & Sons PLC's four divisions in the first half of 2017 contributed to higher revenue and profit, with recovery in the oil and gas sector and expansion into new markets paving the way for further growth in the second half.
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS
USACE oversees multi-national team complete Mosul Dam dive mission. Each day started as would any day at dive stations around the world; team arrived at job site, equipment and clearances were checked, safety meeting held, work began. However, for the Drafinsub-Nautilus Joint Venture (DNJV) dive team working Mosul Dam, most days also included watching war planes, copters and drones buzz overhead, rockets being launched from nearby hills, hearing distant explosions and seeing billowing black smoke framing battles ragging between Iraqi-led forces and the Islamic State (ISIS) in nearby Mosul City.
 
Darryl Goldsmith lost his sight in a Marine Corps training accident. Paul Kaufman, an Air Force veteran, has limited vision because of a degenerative medical condition. Goldsmith and Kaufman are among the more 137 area veterans who have become dive certified through Pensacola's Veterans Dive Locker, a nonprofit program started seven years ago by former commercial diver and Vietnam veteran Dan Anderson.
 
ROV services provider M2 Subsea has opened a new purpose-built test tank at its base west of Aberdeen. The indoor fresh water tank, which can hold 73,600 liters (19,443 gallons) of water, has been created for testing ROVs and ancillary equipment, allowing the company to have total control from planning to completion of testing.
 
 

 

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